Degree in Geology at Trieste University in 1981.
Researcher at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) in Milano from 1983 to 1990.
The research activities were:
Geological investigations for seismic urban planning
Geotechnical and geophysical parameters for the computation of seismic local effects
Researcher at the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (INOGS) since 1991. Director from 1991 to 1996 of the Centro di Ricerche Sismologiche Dept. The main activities during this period were the reorganization and the improvement of the regional seismic local network for research activities and civile protection. The research activities at INOGS were:
Seismotectonics, relation between geophysical crustal structure and seismicity
Stress field and deformation pattern from focal mechanism
Space-time behaviour and source parameters of seismic sequences
Seismicity analysis of the Friuli - Venezia Giulia Region and border areas, included in the contract between INOGS and Regional Civile Protection for the management of the seismic network and the study of the regional seismicity.