RESEARCH

As a young earthquake scientist, I have a set of questions incessantly whirling in my head:

  1. What features of seismicity can be predicted? What accuracy and temporal horizon of prediction are possible?
  2. How can we set up a reliable physical model for seismic forecasting?
  3. What kind of variables have predictive power about large-scale behavior of fault systems?
  4. What is the role of past earthquakes in the occurrence of new ones?
  5. What is the relationship between slow geodetic patterns, weak/moderate seismicity and large earthquakes?
  6. What can the seismic response to stress perturbations tell us about the state of stability of crustal volumes?
  7. What is the relationship between tectonic setting, seismogenic source and hosted seismicity?
  8. What are the differences and similarities between in- and off-fault seismicity?
  9. How do ductile and brittle layers of the lithosphere interact?
  10. How accurate are seismic source parameters?

My scientific goal is to be helpful to give answers to them. Currently, my research activity is focused on the following topics:

  • THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF EARTHQUAKE PREDICTABILITY
  • EARTHQUAKE CLUSTERING AND STATISTICAL PROPERTIES OF SEISMICITY
  • PHYSICAL MODELING OF SEISMICITY WITH APPLICATIONS TO SEISMIC HAZARD
  • PHYSICS OF SEISMICITY
  • CONNECTION BETWEEN SEISMICITY AND TECTONICS

Along my way, I have been very lucky and honored to collaborate with scientists from the following research institutes and universities:

  1. Sapienza University of Rome, Italy – Departments of Earth Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Informatics, Space and Astronautical engineering;
  2. Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Rome, Italy;
  3. Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), Matera, Italy;
  4. Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), Bologna, Italy;
  5. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto di Metodologie per l’Analisi Ambientale (CNR-IMAA), Tito Scalo, Potenza, Italy;
  6. Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography (VUGTK), Prague, Czech Republic;
  7. California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Pasadena, CA, USA;
  8. Northwestern University, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Evanston, IL, USA;
  9. National and Kapodistrian University, Department of Geophysics and Geothermy, Athens, Greece.

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES:

  • European Geosciences Union (EGU, 2021- )
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU, 2022- )
  • Societ√† Geologica Italiana (SGI, 2022-2023)
  • Seismological Society of America (SSA, 2023- )
  • Geological Society of America (GSA, 2023- )