1990 P.H.D. In Earth Science, University of Pisa
1983 M.S. in Geological Science, University of Pisa
2000-present Full Professor of Structural Geology, University of Pisa
1998-2000 Associate Professor of Structural Geology, University of Pisa
1992-1998 Researcher of Structural Geology, University of Pisa
1989-1992 Post-doctoral fellow, University of Pisa
1985-1989 Doctoral fellow, University of Pisa
1983-1984 Junior Geologist, TECHNOSTONE S.P.A.
2022 Editor of the regional geological guide of Tuscany funded by the Italian Geological Society
2022-2025 National Coordinator of the PRIN Project “POEM-POligEnetic Mélanges: anatomy, significance and societal impact”
2021-2024 Scientific coordinator of the project grant by the ISPRA – Italian Geological Survey (project CARG for 1:50.000 scale geological mapping of 288 – Arezzo sheet).
2021 Member of the Scientific Comittee of the 90° Congress of the Italian Geological Society
2017 President of the joint Congress of the Italian Geological Society, Society of Mineralogy and Petrography, Italian Association of Vulcanology and Italian Society of Geochemistry
2015-2017: Leader of the Project “The Neothetyan ophiolite suture zones in Southern Iran: study of the suture zones around the Sanandaj-Syrijan block” funded by DARIUS program
2015 Guest Editor of the ITALIAN JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES special issue
2012-2015: Leader of the Pisa University group for the research “Reconstructions of the tectonic processes from oceanic opening to continental collision: evidences from paleo- and neotethyan ophiolite-bearing suture zones from northern Turkey” grant by PRIN
2010-2014 Member of the Technical Committe on Amiata geothermics of Regione Toscana
2010-2011: Leader of the Pisa University group for the research “The Paleothetyan and Neothetyan ophiolite suture zones in northern Turkey: study of the Intrapontide suture zone and Sakarya terrane” grant by PRIN
2010-2014: Leader of the Project “The Paleothetyan and Neothetyan ophiolite suture zones in northern Turkey: study of the Intrapontide suture zone and Sakarya terrane” funded by DARIUS program
2010 Member of the Scientific Comittee of the 85° Congress of the Italian Geological Society
2009 Guest Editor of the GEOLOGICAL JOURNAL special issue
2009-2010: Leader of the project “Evaluation of the mineral potential in Tuscany” funded by REMEDIA S.P.A.
2009-2012: Principal investigator of the European project funded through the Tuscany Region POR-FSE 2007-2013 titled “CaMAm: Mapping and characterization of asbestos-bearing rocks in the ophiolitic units of Tuscany”.
2008-2013 Member of the scientific committee of the postgraduate master “Management and control of the environment: technologies and management of the waste cycle”
2008-2010 Coordinator of Italian Group of Structural Geology (GIGS)
2007 Member of the organizing commitee of the international congress “Alps and Apennines: a natural laboratory for structural geology and geodynamics”
2007 Guest Editor of the Geodinamica Acta special issue
2006-2007: Scientific coordinator of the project for “Senegal margin geology” grant by EDISON SPA.
2006-2007: Scientific coordinator of the project for “North-western Apennine geology” grant by EDISON SPA.
2006-2007: leader of the italian group for the research on “Geological mapping along the borderline between the Albania and Montenegro” grant by MAE.
2005-2007 National Coordinator of the PRIN Project “Dynamics in subduction complexes: mass transfer in fossil systems and comparison with modern examples”
2004-2010 Member of the Editorial board of the Italian Journal of Geosciences
2004 Coordinator and chairman of the session “T27.03 – Emplacement tectonics of ophiolites structures and processes” of the International Geological Congress.
2003-2005 National Coordinator of the PRIN Project “Tectonic processes in fossil accretionary prism and comparison with modern analogues: evidences from oceanic units of Northern Apennine, Ligurian Alps and Alpine Corsica”
2002-2004: Scientific coordinator of the project for “Mapping of polyphase folding at upper structural levels: an example from Borbera Valley (Northern Apennines)” grant by CNR.
2002-2006. Scientific coordinator of the “1.10.000 scale geological mapping of Tuscany” grant by Regione Toscana.
2001-2002. Leader of the italian group for the research on “Tectonic, magmatic and metamorphic processes in the continental lithosphere from post-variscan extension to alpine convergence” grant by AGENZIA 2000 – CNR.
2000-2004 Coordinator of Working Group on Mediterranean Ophiolites (GLOM)
2000-2002: Leader of the Pisa University group for the research on “Deformation history of the ophiolitic units from Guatemala, Hispaniola and Venezuela” grant by MIUR-COFIN.
1998-2000: Leader of the Pisa University group for the research on ” Deformation history of the ophiolite sequences from the Periadriatic and Uralian collisional belts” grant by MIUR-COFIN.
1996-2002: Leader of the tectonics group for the “Apuseni Ophiolite Project (Romania)” grants by CNR
1994-2019 Co-Editor of the OFIOLITI Journal
1992-1996: Leader of the tectonics group for the “Mirdita ophiolite project (Albania)” grants by CNR.
1992-2002: Leader of the research project on the ophiolites grants by CGSDA/IGG-CNR.
1992-2010: Scientific coordinator of five projects grant by the Italian Geological Survey (project CARG for 1:50.000 scale geological mapping).
2016 – 2021 Vice-rector for personnel policies and organization
2016-2018 President of the commitee for the Italian National Scientific Qualification (ASN) for associate and full professor positions (competition sector 04/A2)
2013 – 2016 Head of Earth Science Department
2010-2013 President of Environmental Science Master
2008-2012 President of Earth Science Scientific Commission
2006-2013 Vice-Head of Earth Science Department
2005-2006 Coordinator of Professional Training Course “Ecodump”, University of Pisa
2004-2010 President of Environmental Science Master & Bachelor
2000-2013 Member of Commission for education funding of the Faculty of Science
2000-2011 Member of Faculty of Science Committee
2000-2004 President of Earth Science Scientific Commission
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES (member since)
1988 Italian Geological Society (SGI)
1985 Italian Group of Structural Geology (GIGS)
1985 Working group on Mediterranean Ophiolites (GLOM)