Education and Employment
2019-present John F. and Carolyn C. Bookout Endowed Chair in Structural Geology, Dept. of Geology, Jackson School, University of Texas at Austin
2011-present Full Professor at Dept. of Sciences, University Roma TRE.
2001-2010 Associate Professor at Dept. of Geological Science, University Roma TRE.
1995-2000 Researcher at Department of Geological Science, University of Roma TRE.
1997-1998 Visiting scholar at Harvard University, Cambridge (USA).
1993-1995 Post-doc at University Paris VI and at Geosciences Rennes-University di Rennes I.
1989-1993 PhD at Department of Earth Science, University of Rome La Sapienza.
1984-1988 Graduated at Department of Earth Science, University of Rome La Sapienza.
Areas of Expertise
Topics: subduction tectonic and morphological evolution of convergent margin, evolution of orogenic belt and exhumation of deep metamorphic rocks, dynamic topography, trench migration and back-arc deformation, mantle convection, volcanism and fluid circulation in the crust. Tools: Structural geology and geomorphology, experimental / numerical geodynamic modelling, paleomagnetism, seismic lines interpretation. Field sites: Tethyan belt: Mediterranean to the Middle East (Morocco, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iran), Himalaya (Pakistan), Andes (Argentina-Colombia), Antarctica.