Welcome to my website! I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University (NJ, USA). Before coming to Princeton, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (NY, USA). In 2014, I earned a PhD in Geophysics, as a dual degree from the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (France) and the University of Bologna (Italy). I obtained my B.Sc. in 2008 and M.Sc. in 2010, both in Physics at the University of Bologna (Italy). For my work, I received the 2017 Keiiti Aki young scientist award by the American Geophysical Union. 

My main research interests are in solving problems related to emerging fields in Seismology by means of analytical and numerical simulations, in order to develop a theoretical understanding of the generation mechanisms of a variety of environmental processes. I am also interested in using seismic waves to scan the interior of our planet and in gaining insights on how the Earth structure affects seismic records.

My research interests so far include:

  • Interaction between atmosphere, ocean and solid Earth;
  • Physics of ambient ambient noise generation and noise source characteristics;
  • Seismic signals generated by rockfalls and landslides; 
  • Seismic tomography and inverse problem theory;
  • Analytical and numerical modeling of seismic wave propagation.
Here you can download my PhD thesis: pdf.

For further information, see also my author profile on Google Scholar and ResearchGate.

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