Dipartimento di
Scienze della Terra e Geoambientali


Ruolo: Professore Associato
SSD: GEO 02 Geologia stratigrafica e sedimentologia

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Place and Birthdate: Bari, 23/03/1968.

English, French, Spanish and Portuguese


  • Msc in Geological Sciences
  • PhD in Earth Sciences
  • Post-doctoral position in Sedimentary Geology
  • Research Grant in Sedimentary Geology

(1993) - Msc in Geotechnics “Shear strength of some kinds of soft-rocks” – Prof. N. Walsh

(1994 – 1997) - Phd in Earth Sciences “The soft-sediment deformation structures: the study of deformation mechanisms and the origin with field examples and laboratory modelling” – Prof. P. Pieri & Prof. N. Walsh.

(1998 – 1999) – CARG Project (Italian Geological Survey) – Geological survey in different sheets of the New Italian Geological Map (1:50.000 scale) – Sheet n° 407 “San Bartolomeo in Galdo”, Sheet n° 396 “San Severo”, Sheet n° 408 “Foggia”. Director of the geological survey in the San Severo sheet.

(2000-2001) – Postdoctoral position in Sedimentary Geology: “The soft-sediment deformation structures in turbidites” – Prof. P. Pieri & Dr. C. Puigdefabregas.

(2001-2003) – Research Grant in Sedimentary Geology “The infilling of the Bradanic trough and the Sant’Arcangelo Basin in the evolution of the Chain-Foredeep-Foreland System in Southern Italy (Southern Appennines)” – Prof. P. Pieri & Prof. L. Sabato.

(2004-2014) – Researcher in Sedimentary Geology and Sedimentology.

Present position:

Associate Professor in Sedimentary Geology and Sedimentology (04/A2 - exGeo/02)


Formation and collaboration in foreign countries

1995-1996-1999-2001-2007-2009- 2013 – Spain – Barcelona, Jaén and Alicante Universities;

1998 IAS Research Grant in Spain;

2000 – France – CNRS and NORSK HYDRO;

2002 – Wales – Swansea University;

2007 – Egypt – Imperial College of London – NORSK HYDRO.


Research Projects

Partecipation at many MIUR 40 and 60% Projects from 1994, PRIN 2003, CNR (1996-1999).

Scientific Co-ordinator of:

Young Researchers Project (2000 - MURST Founds) – Soft-sediment deformation structures in turbidites: examples from the Betic Cordillera (Spain) and from the French Alps.

CNR Agency 2000 (CNR Founds) – The record of seismic events in the lower-middle Pleistocene lacustrine deposits of the Sant’Arcangelo Basin (Southern Italy).

Fondazione Cassa Risparmio Puglia (2010) – Quaternary evolution of alluvial plains in the Tavoliere di Puglia (Southern Italy).


Teaching experiences:

From 2004 Lecturer of:

Geology, Sedimentology, Laboratory of Sedimentology, Quaternary Geology, Marine Geology (Environmental Sciences Taranto);

Geological Survey 2; Quantitative analyses on volcanic and sedimentary deposits; Modelling of volcanic and sedimentary processes (Earth Sciences, Bari).


Main Research Fields

Sedimentology, Soft-sediment deformation, Neotectonics, Quaternary Geology.


 Editorial and Referee activities

Guest Editor for Sedimentary Geology

Member of the Editorial Board of Sedimentary Geology, Geologos and Journal of Paleogeography.

Referee for Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentology, Tectonophysics, Geology, Terra Nova, Geological Society of London, Geodinamica Acta, The Journal of Geology, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Geologos, Journal of Structural Geology, Basin Research.

Certificate of excellence in reviewing - Elsevier 2014.


Foto Dipartimento

Load-structures in Upper Carboniferous delta deposits (Amroth, south-west Wales, UK).