• 2002 - 2004: PhD in Applied Geophysics at the University of Trieste. During my PhD, I was involved in the acquisition and processing of seismic data to study shallow and deep aquifers and landslides.
• 1992 – 1998: Master’s degree in Geological sciences at Rome University.
• Since may 2006: Researcher at OGS. The areas of expertise include acquisition, processing, inversion and interpretation of 2D and 3D crustal and high resolution seismic data. I have been working on gas hydrates since 2007, mainly on gas reservoirs located in Antarctica. I have been working on the application of theoretical models for understanding the effects of gas hydrate on climate changes in Antarctica, also using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
• 2005 – April 2006: Fellowship at OGS. I was mainly employed in the acquisition, processing, inversion and interpretation of 2D and 3D crustal and high resolution seismic data.
• 2000 - 2001: Visiting researcher at Lancaster University (UK). I worked on aquifer flow and transport models.
My research is interdisciplinary, spanning the fields of seismic analysis, theory and modelling. Recently, I have primarily focused on the study of:
- Theoretical model to describe the effects of gas hydrates on climate changes in the most sensitive areas (Antarctica and Arctic);
- Advanced processing, such as Datuming Wave Equation (WED) applied to crustal, high resolution land seismic;
- Seismic modelling to describe the seismic effects of hydrate and free gas presence and overpressure conditions;
- Integration analysis of different geophysical datasets;
- Utilization of Geographic Information System for integration of datasets.