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Research interests

My research revolves around the broad field of tectonics. I investigate large-scale tectonic processes occurring at plate boundaries, including detachment faulting at mid-ocean ridges, subduction initiation mechanisms, the formation of mountain belts, and the origin of ophiolites. I use geophysical (paleomagnetic and magnetic fabric), structural geological, petrological, stratigraphic, and geochemical constraints to perform kinematic and paleogeographic reconstructions and develop tectonic models that can explain how fundamental processes of plate tectonics work.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Università di Bologna

1 Jan 200621 Jul 2009

Award Date: 21 Jun 2009

Master of Earth Science, Univ Roma Tre

1 Sep 199815 Oct 2004

Award Date: 15 Oct 2004

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