PhD Marco Maffione

Marco Maffione

Colleges, School and Institutes

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.

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Science, Università di Bologna

    Tectonics and kinematics of curved mountain belts: examples from the Alps and the Andes

    1 Jan 2006 - 21 Jul 2009
  • Master of Earth Science, Univ Roma Tre

    Paleomagnetic analyses of Oliog-Miocene successions of the Tertiary Piedmont Basin (northern Italy)

    1 Sep 1998 - 15 Oct 2004