Laurea degree in mathematics, at the University of Trieste, 1981.
Induced Seismicity & Seismic Monitoring of Human Industrial Activities: induced seismicity; seismic monitoring of underground gas storage; microseismicity detection & location; management of borehole sensors and recordings;
Seismic monitoring: permanent and temporary seismic monitoring networks; emergency and post-earthquake intervention; earthquake monitoring, recognition and alert.
Numerical modelling of seismic wave propagation: finite-element, spectral-element, finite-difference, wavenumber-integration, and pseudo-spectral methods; large scale modelling; complex geologica models; geo-models cad-aided design; unstructured meshes; verification and validation of numerical methods.
Numerical simulation of earthquakes: ground motion estimation, also for complex geological models; kinematic modelling of extended sources; upper-limit and near-source ground motion; ground motion scenarios.
Seismic wave propagation: wave propagation through complex geological structures; real media (anisotropy, attenuation, wave dispersion in layered media, …); surface and interface waves.
Engineering seismology: site response estimation using numerical and experimental field methods; seismic hazard; soil-structure interaction; seismic micro-zonation.
Site response estimation: seismic noise analysis; spectral ratios from earthquake records; Vs estimation; integration of geophysical methods (seismological, tomographic, gravimetric, … investigations); response site-specific spectra;
Active and passive (earthquake) tomography: analysis of the tomographic resolution; joint inversion of earthquake location and velocity structure; comparison of methods.
Field surveys: seismic noise measurements; earthquake recordings; array measurements.
GPS monitoring networks for real time positioning.
Currently on-going projects
Integrated monitoring of seismicity and ground deformation for the Cornegliano-Laudense underground gas storage
The Collalto Seismic Network – Seismic Monitoring of the gas storage activity within the natural underground reservoir of Collalto