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Coordinator, Doctoral Board e Secretary

Coordinator: Prof. Fernando CAMARA ARTIGAS

Segretery: Veronica CERUTI
tel: 02503 15505

Doctoral Board:
Prof.ssa Monica DAPIAGGI
Prof: Federico FARINA
Prof.ssa Paola TARTAROTTI
Prof. Andrea ZERBONI

The doctorate in Earth Sciences aims to train researchers able to independently investigate the great variety of disciplines of geosciences. In particular it intends to provide advanced specialised preparation 1) in basic, applied and theoretical research on problems inherent to the structure, composition, evolution and dynamics of the Earth; 2) in the characterisation and modelling of the Earth System and 3) in basic research and applied to the use of the territory, natural hazards, energy and water resources, geomaterials, mineral prospecting and cultural heritage management.
The training program is organised to meet educational and research needs in the wide spectrum of disciplines that characterise the Earth Sciences.
The training period (3 years) includes the attendance of short courses, schools and seminars organised in two curricula or common to both, as well as courses dedicated to the acquisition of tranversal skills and which are organised in common for all the University doctorates. Students must develop a research project that will lead to a thesis that will be the subject of a discussion at the end of the training course. The training course is monitored by a tutor who verifies the acquisition of skills and provides guidance in the choice and implementation of the research project of the student.
The proposed Scientific Department is the Department of Earth Sciences "Ardito Desio" , which is one of the 5 Departments of Excellence (law 232 of 11.12.2016) of Area 04 and one of the 8 departments of excellence of the University of Milan. Specifically, the "Ardito Desio" Department of Earth Sciences won the financing with the project THE GEOSCIENCES FOR THE SOCIETY: RESOURCES AND THEIR EVOLUTION.
Among the lines of implementation of the project (highly qualifying activities, ADEQ) is the establishment of the curriculum of Geosciences in the PhD course in Earth Sciences from a.a. 2018-2019 passes to have two curricula:
  • EARTH SYSTEM: PROCESSES AND MODELING: has as its objective the development of scientific-technical skills dedicated to the understanding, quantification and modeling of the current Earth System and of the geological record, characterized by complex interactions between Geosphere, Biosphere, Atmosphere and Hydrosphere.
  • GEORESOURCES intends to pursue the development of innovative skills in relation to the global challenges arising from the growing needs of Georisorse. The research activities will focus on the broad spectrum of geological competences concerning the identification and exploitation of energy, mineral and water resources in respect of the landscape heritage. The objective is the formation of geologists with a high scientific-technical-experimental profile for the research, modeling and management of georesources and for the study and enhancement of the landscape and cultural heritage.

Sectorial areas and Research Groups

Sectorial areas

The sectorial areas involved in the PhD programm are:

  • GEO/01
  • GEO/02
  • GEO/03
  • GEO/04
  • GEO/05
  • GEO/06
  • GEO/07
  • GEO/08
  • GEO/09
  • GEO/10
  • GEO/12

Research Groups

Tutors will guide research leading to doctoral degrees in a range of geoscience topics. Current research areas are:

Angiolini, Balini, Bottini, Erba, Petrizzo

Berra, Bersezio, Della Porta, Felletti, Marini

Spalla, Tartarotti, Zanoni, Zucali

Bollati, Trombino, Villa, Zerboni

Apuani, Beretta, Camera, Cecinato, Masetti, Pedretti

Fumagalli, Gatta, Merlini, Camara Artigas, Poli, Tumiati

Farina, Tiepolo

Dapiaggi, Gatta, Grieco, Marinoni, Moroni, Camara Artigas

Cambiotti, Marotta

Comunian, Giudici


Earth science is one of the broadest and most interdisciplinary scientific fields, in particular within the ERC PE (Physical Sciences and Engineering) research domain. The main focus is the quantification, understanding, modelling and prediction of the behaviour/properties of the Earth System, characterised by complex interactions among the Geosphere, the Biosphere, the Atmosphere, and the Hydrosphere through flows of mass, energy, and life. Interactions between these components are archived in the geological record that can be decoded to:

  1. reconstruct the development and evolution of our planet by combining observations, experiments and modelling;
  2. define natural resources and their sustainable exploitation and use (oil, gas, mineral commodities, water);
  3. assess geological hazards (earthquakes, floods, landslides);
  4. design of engineering geological works and facilities; e) implement environmental remediation technologies;
  5. develop exploitation of raw materials for industrial applications;
  6. preserve our cultural heritage;
  7. gauge forensic applications.

The geoscience perspective of the functioning of the overall behaviour of the Earth system includes research of dynamic processes operating both on the surface and deep in the inner Earth, their impact on ecosystems and human activity, and, vice versa, present and future anthropogenic impact on the environment. Research interests and activities in the Department of Earth Sciences in Milan are broad and far-reaching, encompassing a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. Our Graduate Program offers students the opportunity to learn about and independently investigate a large variety of basic, applied, traditional, cutting-edge and cross-disciplinary geoscience areas.

The Tutors will guide research leading to doctoral degrees in a range of geoscience topics, encompassing Geological Mapping, Structural Geology, Tectonics, Solid Earth Geophysics, Numerical Modeling, Applied Geophysics, Mineralogy, Experimental Petrology, Applied Mineralogy and Petrography, Mining Geology, Integrated Stratigraphy and Chronostratigraphy, Sedimentary and Environmental Geology, Soil System Sciences, Geomorphology, Glaciology, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology and Paleoceanography, Engineering Geology, Rock Mechanics, Hydrology and Hydrogeology.


Within the PhD Program in Earth Sciences it is intended to develop hard & soft skills which can be immediately used professionally through continuously updated and innovative training. The research themes carried out are highly topical and of considerable scope internationally, often in close collaboration with some of the best international research institutions. The training includes the attendance of seminars, participation in conferences, cycles of lectures and specific schools for the Doctorate, workshops (national and international) and other activities (stages or theses) carried out in companies and external bodies, including international ones, aimed at integrating individual preparation.

Academic board

"Earth system: Processes & Modelling" curriculum

  1. Angiolini Lucia, GEO/01 mail:
  2. Apuani Tiziana, GEO/05 mail:
  3. Beretta Giovanni, GEO/05 mail:
  4. Berra Fabrizio, GEO/02 mail:
  5. Bersezio Riccardo, GEO/02 mail:
  6. Bollati Irene, GEO/04 mail:
  7. Bottini Cinzia, GEO/01 mail:
  8. Cambiotti Gabriele, GEO/10 mail:
  9. Comunian Alessandro, GEO/12 mail:
  10. Gatta Diego, GEO/09 mail:
  11. Groppelli Gianluca, GEO/03 mail:
  12. Marini Mattia, GEO/02 mail:
  13. Marotta Anna Maria, GEO/10 mail:
  14. Merlini Marco, GEO/06 mail:
  15. Muttoni Giovanni, GEO/02 mail:
  16. Petrizzo Maria Rose, GEO/01 mail:
  17. Poli Stefano, GEO/07 mail:
  18. Tiepolo Massimo, GEO/08 mail:
  19. Trombino Luca, GEO/04 mail:
  20. Tumiati Simone, GEO/07 mail:
  21. Zanoni Davide, GEO/03 mail:

"Georesources" curriculum

  1. Camara Artigas Fernando, GEO/06 mail:
  2. Camera Corrado, GEO/05 mail:
  3. Cecinato Francesco, ICAR/07 mail:
  4. Dapiaggi Monica, GEO/06 mail:
  5. Della Porta Giovanna, GEO/02 mail:
  6. Erba Elisabetta, GEO/01 mail:
  7. Farina Federico, GEO/08 mail:
  8. Felletti Fabrizio, GEO/02 mail:
  9. Fumagalli Patrizia, GEO/07 mail:
  10. Giudici Mauro, GEO/12 mail:
  11. Lotti Paolo, GEO/09 mail:
  12. Marinoni Nicoletta, GEO/06 mail:
  13. Masetti Marco, GEO/05 mail:
  14. Pedretti Daniele, GEO/05 mail:
  15. Tartarotti Paola, GEO/03 mail:
  16. Zerboni Andrea, GEO/04 mail:
  17. Zucali Michele, GEO/03 mail:
  18. Villa Federica, AGR/16 mail:

Organization, Facilities and Courses

Research Facilities

PhD students can use the analytical, experimental and computational structures of the Department of Earth Sciences , including scanning and transmission electron microscopes, powder and single crystal X-ray diffractometers, plasma emission spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy with laser ablation, electronic microprobe with WDS fluorescence spectrometry, soil and rock mechanics laboratory, high temperature synthesis devices high pressure, a vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), geophysical prospecting instrumentation, a PC cluster for parallel computing laboratory, and laboratories for sedimentology, paleontology and paleoclimatology.
Each PhD student access to an office shared with other PhD students, according to the thematic areas of research. PCs are available for individual use as well as computerized classrooms and PC Cluster for parallel computing.
PhD students can also access a Area library with access to magazines
paper or online scientific, geological and thematic maps.
Furthermore, the proximity of Alpine and Apennine belts facilitates high-level training in multi-scale analysis and detailed structural and lithostratigraphic mapping of orogenic areas. The department has two vehicles for field research activity.


The PhD in Earth Sciences is located at the Department of Earth Sciences "Ardito Desio" , which is organised in three locations:

via Mangiagalli 34 , where the Didactic and Administrative Offices are located, in addition to the structures of the Structural Geology, Applied Geology, Sedimentology, Geomorphology and Paleontology
Address: Department of Earth Sciences, via Mangiagalli 34, 20133 I-Milan
Telephone switchboard: 02 - 503 15493

Via Botticelli 23 , where the structures of the Mineralogical, Petrographic, Geochemical and Ore Geology & Applied Mineralogy areas are located
Address: Department of Earth Sciences, via Botticelli 23, 20133 I-Milan
Concierge: 02 - 503 15585

Via Cicognara 7 , where the facilities of the Geophysical area are located
Address: Department of Earth Sciences, via Cicognara 7, 20129 I-Milan
Telephone switchboard: 02 - 503 15493
The Department also has a branch in the Province of Sondrio, the Valchiavenna Station for the Study of the Alpine Environment .
Address: Valchiavenna Station, Via IV Novembre 3, 20022 Chiavenna (SO)
Telephone switchboard: 0343 - 37264

Training offer

The board of researchers working within the doctorate guarantees qualified training through short courses and seminars (internal and visiting professors).
PhD students must acquire at least 12 ECTS of specialist courses in the 3-year doctorate.
To register, you need to log in to Catalog of doctoral training courses . To find the courses organised by the doctorate, enter the keyword "TERRA" and follow the instructions

AA 2019-2020

settembre 2020
Principles, applications and new frontiers in isotope geochemistry: dating and fingerprinting Earth resources and cultural heritage
Julie Dunne, Nicolas Greber, Igor Villa, Urs Schaltegger, S. Ivy-Ochs, Klervia Jaouen

21-25 settembre 2020
Terrestrial carbonates: diversity, biogeochemistry, and novel approaches of their genesis
Eric P. Verrecchia

estate 2020
FIELD COURSE: “Evoluzione tettonica delle catene collisionali”
Docenti GEO/03 del Dipartimento

Aprile 2020
Geochemical, mineralogical and economic aspects of the noble metals: platinum-group elements and gold
Federica Zaccarini, Carl Nelson

5 gennaio-15 febbraio 2020
Archean cratons: structural pattern, chemical evolution and ore potential
Cristiano Lana

25-28 novembre 2019
Geology of Decarbonisation
Michael Stephenson

AA 2018-2019

24-28 giugno 2019
Paolo Fabbri

10-11 giugno 2019
Marco Fiorentini, David Holwell

6-8 maggio 2019
Marco Merlini

27-29 marzo 2019
Nicola Mondillo

4-6 marzo 2019
Combined Microstructural-Minerochemical Analysis from EMPA X-Ray Maps using *QXRMA*
Roberto Visalli

12-14 febbraio 2019
Benoit Ildefonse

9-15 Ottobre 2018

2-5 ottobre 2018
Eric P. Verrecchia

AA 2017-2018

17-20 settembre 2018
Slopes evolution in active mountain ranges: multiscale drivers (structural, deglaciation), sedimentary connectivity issues and investigation methods. A focus on the Alps and the Himalayas
Monique Fort

7-8 maggio 2018
Application of X- Ray Computed Tomography in Microtectonics
Mohammad Sayab
2.5 CFU

31 maggio e 1 giugno 2018
Fundamental of acquisition, processing, interpretation of photogrammetry data sets from outcrops
Jeroen A.M. Kenter
12 ore ovvero 2 CFU

18-22 giugno 2018
Fundamentals of Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Spectroscopy Techniques
Alessandro Genovese
24 h ovvero 4 CFU

9-14 ottobre 2017
Glaciers dynamics and glacio-risk fenomena
Christoph Mayer
24 h ovvero 4 CFU

7-9 novembre 2017
Seismic interpretation and static geological modeling in Petrel (Schlumberger), carbonate reservoirs, including seismic and well log interpretation
Boris Platov
24 h ovvero 4 CFU

4-6 dicembre 2017
Shale gas and fracking
Mike Stephenson
18 ore ovvero 3CFU

AA 2016-2017

15-20 maggio 2017
Field trip in Sardegna orientale
Flavio Jadoul (Univ. Milano) e Luca Costamagna (Univ. Cagliari)
5-6 giorni

2-5 maggio 2017
Stable isotope and their applications in carbonate paleoenvironment, chemostratigraphy and diagenesis
Karem Azmy
24 h ovvero 4 CFU

Prima parte: 27,28 e 29 marzo 2017, Seconda parte: 3 e 4 aprile 2017
Scientific writing and communication
Davide A.L. Vignati
24 h ovvero 4 CFU

13-17 febbraio 2017
Divulgare le Geoscienze attraverso i media
Luigi Bignami
24 h ovvero 4 CFU

30 gennaio - 1 febbraio 2017
Analisi cristallografiche avanzate
Marco Merlini
18 h ovvero 3 CFU

AA 2015-2016

9-12 maggio 2016
Petrologia del subsolidus: modellizzazione termodinamica
Gisella Rebay
24 h ovvero 4 CFU

6-7 Luglio 2016
Modellazione e visualizzazione tridimensionale di dati sedimentologici e stratigrafici attraverso l’uso di software commerciali: casi di studio da sottosuolo e affioramento
Mattia Marini
12 h ovvero 2 CFU

Giugno 2016
Elementi di Geostatistica con R (Introduction to Geostatistics with R)
Paolo Fabbri
24 h ovvero 4 CFU

marzo 2016
The Geotouristic Pathway to Field trips, Geoheritage, and Geoparks for academics, general geologists, and tourists
Annie Rassios
24 h ovvero 4 CFU

24 November– 1 December 2015
Remote Sensing & Image Analysis - Applications in Earth Sciences
Rihana PEIMAN, Ph.D
24 h ovvero 4 CFU

14 -18 Dicembre 2015
Studio e modellazione 3D di strutture geologiche in ambiente GIS©e Geomodeller©
Emmanuele Cavalli
24 h ovvero 4 CFU


3 October 2019, 13:30 Room B - via Botticelli 23
Titanium isotopes, sediments and the early continental crust
Nicolas D. Greber - SNSF Eccellenza Professor, University of Bern

28 May 2019, 14:00 - Naples Hall - via Mangiagalli 34
Zohr's discovery: the role of geosciences in successful exploration
Giuseppe Serafini SGEO - Global Geological Advisor - Basin Geology Eni S.p.A. - Exploration and Production Division

8 May 2019, 14:30 pm - Naples Hall - via Mangiagalli 34
Deep Sea sediments - archives for ocean and climate history
Helmut Weissert - ETH-Zurich, Geologisches Institut Zurich (Switzerland)

12 February 2019, 9:00-16:00 - Room C13 - via Mangiagalli 25
Geotechnics and geomechanics for energy
Various speakers, organizer Prof. Francesco Cecinato

5-6-7 February 2019, Aula Stoppani - via Mangiagalli 34
Assereto Days 2019
The moment of meeting and sharing of the research lines followed by the Department of Earth Sciences. On February 7th, in particular, it will be dedicated to the discussion of the PhD students of the XXXI cycle.

12 February 2019, 16:30 - Room D - via Botticelli 23
Formation of the oceanic crust: successes and challenges of deep drilling
Dr. Benoit Ildefonse - Director of Geosciences Montpellier CNRS University of Montpellier (France)

29 November 2018, 15:30 - Aula Taramelli - via Mangiagalli 34
Tracing the influence of large-scale volcanism on times of major climate and environmental perturbations
Dr. Lawrence Percival - Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

24 October 2018, 16:00 - Aula Taramelli - via Mangiagalli 34
The Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event:? Lessons from the Cretaceous
Prof. Hugh C. Jenkyns - Dept. Earth Sciences, Univ. of Oxford, Oxford, UK

7 May 2018, 10:30 - 13:30, Room B - via Botticelli 23
Diamonds: overview on the Deep Earth
Fabrizio Nestola - Department of Geosciences, University of Padua

2 May 2018, 8:30 - 11:30, Room B - via Botticelli 23
High temperature processes in steel production: a case study
Riccardo Carli and Marco Alloni - Prosimet SpA, Filago (BG)

April-May 2018, Room C - Via Botticelli 23
Seminar cycles in Gemology
Dott. A. Donini, E. Gambini, F. Invernizzi - CISGEM - Gemmological Foundation Information and Services Center Gemmologica Italiana

28 February 2018, 12:30, Room D - via Botticelli 23
Zircon petrochronology reveals the timescale and mechanism of anatectic magma formation
Federico Farina - Department of Earth Science, University of Geneva Switzerland

6-7-8 February 2018, Department of Earth Sciences, Aula Stoppani
Assereto Days 2018
The moment of meeting and sharing of the research lines followed by the Department of Earth Sciences The day of February 8th, in particular, will be dedicated to the discussion of the projects of the doctoral students of the XXIX and XXX cycle.

11 January 2018, 12:30 - Room C - via Botticelli 23
Water recycling in the deep mantle, the role of Dense Hydrous Magnesium Silicates Quantifying Strain around Inclusions in Diamond Using Imaging Raman Spectroscopy
Juliette Maurice - Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Universitè Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France Sula Milani University of Padua and University of Bristol, UK

1 December 2017, 9:00 am - Aula Taramelli - via Mangiagalli 34
Cold-water coral build ups: present, past, future
Agostina Vertino - Department of Environmental and Environmental Sciences, University of Milan Bicocca

10 May 2017, 8:30 am - Classroom B - via Botticelli 23
Diamonds: journey to the center of the earth. Latest news
Fabrizio Nestola - Department of Earth Sciences University of Padua

30 March 2017, 2.30pm - Room A - via Botticelli 23
5th cycle DISTINGUISHED LECTURES SGI-SIMP 2016/17 "The rhythms of the Earth: geodynamics, sismicity and vulcanism"
Carlo Doglioni - Department of Earth Sciences University La Sapienza Rome Diego Perugini - Department of Physics and Geology University of Perugia

4 October 2016, 15:30 - Aula Parona - via Mangiagalli 34
Inclusion gas analysis: a game changer for the geosciences
Prof. Uwe Brand - Dept. of Earth Sciences, Brock University, Canada

19 July 2016, 10:30 am - Room C - via Botticelli 23
Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
Prof. Giancarlo Capitani - University of Milan Bicocca

27 May 2016, 9:00 am - Aula Taramelli - Via Mangiagalli 34
The national project for the management of radioactive waste
Fabio Chiaravalli - Sogin S.p.A., Rome

17 May 2016, 10:45 am - Classroom MB - Via Mangiagalli 31
North Atlantic Extension and Break-up: challenges, controversies and implications
Tony Dorè - American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecturer Tour 2016

28 April 2016, 2.30 pm - Room D - Via Botticelli 23
The discovery of the auriferous field Jibalqutman
Fabio Granitzio Ph.D - Exploration Manager, Kefi Minerals PLC

20 April 2016, 10:30 am - Church Hall - Via Mangiagalli 34
Geomorphological risk. Themes and methods compared between the Alps and the Carpathians
Prof. Florina Grecu - former Professor of Geomorphology University of Bucharest

7 April 2016, 10:30 am - Aula Stoppani - Via Mangiagalli 34
Prof.Eduardo Garzanti - Laboratory for Provenance Studies Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences University of Milan-Bicocca

31 March 2016, 2:00 pm - Aula Stoppani - Via Mangiagalli 34
Dr. Giuseppe Malgesini - Project Engineer D'Appolonia S.p.A. O & G

25 February 2016, 2.00 pm - Taramelli Hall - Via Mangiagalli 34
Play-based hydrocarbon exploration: geologic and economic approach - How geoscience information contributes to generate exploration projects in oil & gas industry
Mario Fornaciari - ENI upstream and technical services

9-10-11 February 2016, Aula Stoppani - Via Mangiagalli 34
Assereto Days 2016
The moment of meeting and sharing of the research lines followed by the Department of Earth Sciences. On February 10th, in particular, will be dedicated to the discussion of the projects of the doctoral students of the XXVIII cycle.

28 January 2016, 14:30, Aula Taramelli, Via Mangiagalli 34
Searching for a Jurassic / Cretaceous boundary in China
Prof. Gang Li Nanjing Institute of Geology Department of Geoscience and Palaeontology Chinese Academy of Sciences Nanjing - China

25 January 2016, 9.45 am, Aula Stoppani, Via Mangiagalli 34
Video conference from the JOIDES Resolution Interna1onal Ocean Discovery Program
Italian researchers Riccardo Tribuzio, Alessio Sanfilippo and Carlotta Ferrando will talk about life on board the ship and will present a preview of the results of the current expedition.

25 January 2016 1:30 pm, Room C, Via Botticelli 23
Gemology: a science and a profession for a bright future
A seminar to present the profession of the gemologist and his employment prospects

23 October 2015, 10:30 am, Room D, via Botticelli 23
Petrologic nature of the lower crust beneath the Japan arcs
Prof. Shoji Arai - Kanazawa University, Japan

25 February 2015, 10:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
The role of structural geology in petroleum research: from the tectonic of the plates to the scale of pozzo
Dr. Corrado Magistroni - senior structural geologist at GEBA-ENI

10 February 2015, 15:00 - Aula Stoppani - Via Mangiagalli 34
Paleotemperature reconstructions in the Cretaceous - new data, new problems.
Prof. Joerg Mutterlose - Dept. of Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics Ruhr-University Bochum

10 February 2015, 16:00 - Aula Stoppani - Via Mangiagalli 34
Elastic anomalies and acoustic loss two to phase transitions in minerals and functional oxides.
Prof. Michael A. Carpenter - Dept. of Earth Sciences University of Cambridge

24 November 2014, 10:30 am - Church Hall - Via Mangiagalli 34
New multi-scale approaches to the reconstruction of PTX path: from outcrop to the thin section scale and vice versa
Prof. G. Ortolano - University of Catania

18 November 2014, 2.30 pm - Room B - Via Botticelli 23
Extreme Conditions Beam Line - ECBL
Dr Hanns-Peter Liermann - DESY, Hamburg

30 October 2014, 11:30 am - Aula Stoppani - Via Mangiagalli 34, 2nd floor
"Planetary depositional environments" - 3rd cycle DISTINGUISHED LECTURES SGI-SIMP 2014 "The geology of our Solar System: quasicrystals, meteorites and exploration of planets"
Gian Gabriele Ori - University of Annunzio, International Research School of Planetary Sciences, Chieti

30 October 2014, 2.30pm - Aula Stoppani - Via Mangiagalli 34, 2nd floor
"The strange story of impossible materials formed at the dawn of the solar system." - 3rd cycle DISTINGUISHED LECTURES SGI-SIMP 2014 "The geology of our Solar System: quasicrystals, meteorites and exploration of planets"
Luca Bindi - University of Florence

20 October 2014, 15:30 - Aula Parona - Via Mangiagalli 34, 1st floor
Prof. Craig T. Simmons - Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

13 September 2014, 10: 30-11.30 - Aula Stoppani
Volcanic CO2 degassing; a state of the art
Sandro Aiuppa - University of Palermo, Major Risks Commission

13 September 2014, 8: 30-9.30 am - Aula Stoppani
International Ocean Discovery Program: drilling the C cycle in the oceans
Alberto Malinverno - Columbia University - Lamont-Doherty Observatory, USA

13 September 2014, 9: 30-10.30 - Aula Stoppani
The Deep Carbon Observatory - Re-evaluating carbon fluxes in subduction zones: What goes down, mostly comes up
Craig Manning - UCLA, USA

13 September 2014, 11: 30-12.30 - Aula Stoppani
Geologic sequestration of CO2: Results from EOR to saline aquifers
Yousif Kharaka - USGS, USA

17 July 2014, 9: 00-18.00 - Aula Stoppani
9.15 Registration of participants 9.30 Introduction to surveys, techniques and problems in drilling water wells. (Giovanni Pietro Beretta, Department of Earth Sciences "Ardito Desio", University of Milan) 10.15 Procedural procedure for small-scale concessions in the Province of Milan. (Alberto Altomonte - Michel Fasoli, Province of Milan, Environment and Energy Quality Area, Water Resources Sector and Mining Activities, Water Resources Service) 11.15 Design criteria for water wells in the new UNI standards. (Stefano Chiarugi - Landi by Stefano Chiarugi & CSas) 12.00 Geophysical drilling in the forum: stratigraphic analysis and construction checks (Claudio Rossi, Geology and Geophysics Office Srl) 12.45 Discussion 13.15 Lunch break 14.15 Geothermal energy intake and yield wells low enthalpy: construction and operational tests for the open cycle (Lucio della Pona, A2A Calore and Servizi Srl) 3.00 pm Management of hydraulic barriers: the Syndial experience and some operational examples (Manlio Rossini - Manuel Marangon, Syndial SpA) 3.45 pm Recognition and resolution of functional problems in existing water wells (Gino Longo - Idrogeo Srl) 16.30 Discussion 17.00 Conclusion

2-3 July 2014, 14.30-16.30 -
Groundwater dating techniques
Prof. Adriano Mayer - Department of Hydrogeology - Université d´Avignon et de Pays du Vaucluse Université

12 February 2014, 3.30pm - Aula Stoppani - via Mangiagalli 34
FTIR spectroscopy and imaging of microporous silicates
Prof. Giancarlo Della Ventura - Department of Sciences, Roma Tre University, Rome

12 February 2014, 16.30 - Aula Stoppani - via Mangiagalli 34
Towards a history of the global carbon cycle
Helmut Weissert - Dept of Earth Sciences, Geology, ETH-Z Zürich, Switzerland

19 December 2012, 9-13, Room C03, via Mangiagalli 25
Lands and excavation rocks according to DM 161/2012 - general principles, application problems and examples of interventions
For the course an application for accreditation for APC will be sent (4 credits required)

13 December 2012, 3:00 pm, Room A, Via Botticelli 23
A time machine for rocks: Cathodoluminescence microscopy of metamorphic and magmatic minerals
Prof. Hans Peter Schertl - Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie & Geophysik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)

19 October 2012, 10:30 Aula Stoppani - via Mangiagalli 34
Interactions between Life and Minerals: the Example of Needle Fiber Calcite
Prof. Eric P. Verrecchia - Biogeosciences Laboratory - Institute of Earth Sciences University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

18 April 2012, 10:15, Room 100 - Educational Sector - Via Celoria 20
Crystal Chemistry in the 21st Century
Nancy Ross - Department of Geosciences; Virginia Tech - Mineralogical Society of America DISTINGUISHED LECTURER PROGRAM

18 April 20128, 11:30, Room 100 - Educational Sector - Via Celoria 20
Exploring Hydrogen Environments in Minerals with Neutrons
Nancy Ross -Department of Geosciences; Virginia Tech - Mineralogical Society of America DISTINGUISHED LECTURER PROGRAM

7 March 2012, 2.30pm
From the Ferns to the flowers - what the Italian fossils of plant evolution tell
Evelyn Kustatscher - South Tyrol Museum of Natural Sciences

2011 February 7-9, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Aula Stoppani
Assereto Days 2011
The moment of meeting and sharing of the research lines followed by the Department of Earth Sciences. On February 9th, in particular, it will be dedicated to the discussion of the projects of the doctorate students of the XXIV and XXV cycle.

8-11 November 2010, Room ? , Department of Earth Sciences
Geometric morphometry
Dr. Andrea Cardini - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

8-12 February 2010, Castagnola-Verbania
Short Course on: Microstructures and Physico-Chemical Properties of Earth and Planetary Materials
Transport properties in the Earth and planets are deeply controlled by microstructural arrangement. Viscosity, permeability, porosity, electrical conductivity, seismic attenuation, chemical diffusion is influenced by grain size, shape preferred orientations, crystal preferred orientations and / or by a variety of microstructural heterogeneities on a dimension scale ranging from nanometers to meters or more. The microstructure of rocks and minerals records The unceasing game of annealing processes in nature have led to an endless combination of the fabric observed in metals and ceramics. This short course will review the fundamentals of microstructure development moving from the principles of material science to applications in mineralogy, petrology and geophysics. Original contributions from participants are also welcome for the discussion of hot topics in microstructural analysis.

3-5 February 2010, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Aula Stoppani - via Mangiagalli 34
Assereto Days 2010
The moment of meeting and sharing of research lines followed by the Department of Earth Sciences. On February 5th, in particular, will be dedicated to the discussion of the doctoral theses of the XXII cycle.

6-9 March 2009
The Jurassic / Cretaceous Boundary: 3rd workshop of the IUGS JK boundary Working Group

2-3-4 February 2009
Assereto Days 2009
The moment of meeting and sharing of the research lines followed by the Department of Earth Sciences. On February 3rd, in particular, will be dedicated to the discussion of the doctoral theses of the XXI cycle.

16 December 2008
The role of geology in the design and construction of hydraulic works in Algeria
E. Rabbi

4 December 2008, 9:00
Geological planning criteria and definition of the routes of alpine tunnels; The role of geology in tunneling
A. Eusebio

14 May 2008
Building the crust at mid-ocean ridges: the scientific ocean drilling perspective
Benoit Ildefonse

28 February 2008
Reclamation of contaminated sites. Legislative and technical updates

Procedures for admission

Requirements for admission

Admitted Master's Degrees :
  • LM-11 Sciences for the conservation of cultural heritage
  • LM-17 Physics
  • LM-18 Informatica
  • LM-22 Chemical engineering
  • LM-23 Civil engineering
  • LM-27 Telecommunications engineering
  • LM-29 Electronic engineering
  • LM-30 Energy and nuclear engineering
  • LM-32 Computer engineering
  • LM-34 Marine Engineering
  • LM-35 Engineering for the environment and the territory
  • LM-40 Mathematics
  • LM-48 Urban planning and environmental planning
  • LM-53 Materials science and engineering
  • LM-54 Chemical Sciences
  • LM-58 Sciences of the unive rso
  • LM-60 Natural Sciences
  • LM-69 Agricultural sciences and technologies
  • LM-71 Science and technology of industrial engineering
  • LM-72 Navigation sciences and technologies
  • LM-73 Forest and environmental sciences and technologies
  • LM-74 Geological sciences and technologies
  • LM-75 Sciences and technologies for the environment and the territory
  • LM-79 Geophysical Sciences
  • LM-82 Statistical Sciences

Admission procedure

  • Titles evaluation,
  • Oral colloquium,
  • Research project,

Language (for the University of Milan, knowledge of at least level B2 of the English language or of any other language established in the call is required, subject to the basic knowledge of the English language).

For graduates from abroad the admission procedure is not different from that of candidates who graduated in Italy, but the interview can be held online.


The admission test can be taken in Italian or English

Additional information in the Doctoral research (PhD) program portal

Call for application

Here it is possible to access the results of admission tests in the active cycles of the doctorate
For information on open calls and how to participate in a call click here.

35th cycle

Phd Past and Present Students

Bollino Arcangela
Tutor: Prof. Marotta
Curriculum: Earth Sciences
Project title: Quasi static gravity signatures in slow tectonic zones: assimilation of novel aerospace data and geophysical modeling

Cantaluppi Marco
Tutor: Prof. Marinoni
Curriculum: Georesources
Project title: Advanced mineralogical and crystallographical techniques for undertanding trasformation processes in natural materials and synthetic analogues

Casiraghi Giulia
Tutor: Prof. Beretta
Curriculum: Earth Sciences
Project title: -

Magnani Lorenzo
Tutor: Prof. Farina
Curriculum: Georesources
Project title: LCT type pegmatites and their genetic mechanisms: correlations between pegmatitic melts genesis and country rocks

Mosconi Angelica
Tutor: Prof. Tiepolo
Curriculum: Earth Sciences
Project title: Multiscale geochemical study of the processes involved in crustal growth

Pagliaro Francesco
Tutor: Dr. Lotti, Prof. Camara Artigas
Curriculum: Georesources
Project title: Minerogenesis, crystal chemistry and chemical-physical stability of REE-bearing minerals: the case study of Mount Cervandone

Bajni Greta
Tutor: Prof. Apuani, Dr. Camera
Curriculum: Earth Sciences
Project title: Statistical methods to assess rock fall susceptibility in an Alpine environment: climatic forcing and hydro-thermal-mechanical degradation of rock masses.

Bindellini Gabriele
Tutor: Prof. Balini, Dr. Cristiano dal Sasso (Museo SN, Milano)
Curriculum: Earth Sciences
Project title: Study of the paleontological record of the Besano Formation (Middle Triassic) at Sasso Caldo, Varese, UNESCO WHL Monte San Giorgio.

Cavalheiro Liyenne
Tutor: Prof. Erba
Curriculum: Georesources
Project title: Production, accumulation and preservation of organic matter during the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event: implications for hydrocarbon geosciences.

Grammatica Michela
Tutor: Prof. Fumagalli, Dr. Borghini
Curriculum: Georesources
Project title: The role of melt-rock reactions in the mass transport and re-mobilization of major and trace elements (e.g. REE): an experimental study.

Guerini Sara
Tutor: Prof. Tartarotti
Curriculum: Georesources
Project title: Deformation-controlled remobilization of PGE, REE and Fluid-Mobile-Elements in ophiolites.

Reguzzi Simone
Tutor: Dott. Marini, Prof. Bersezio, Prof. Felletti, Dr. Massimo Rossi (Eni S.p.A.)
Curriculum: Earth Sciences
Project title: Oligocene to Early Miocene evolution of clastic deposition in the eastern Tertiary Piedmont Basin (NW, Italy).

Spartà Deborah
Tutor: Prof. Fumagalli, Prof. Poli
Curriculum: Georesources
Project title: REE- bearing hydrous carbonatites systems at high pressure: an experimental study.

Wu Ying Li
Tutor: Prof. Zerboni, Prof. Gatta, Dr. Federica Villa, Dr. Marina Gallinaro (Università La Sapienza, Roma)
Curriculum: Earth Sciences
Project title: New analytical methods to investigate rock art: weathering and preservation of rock supports and pigments.

Bussolesi Micol
Tutor: Prof. Grieco
Project title: Chromite ore deposits: genesis, evolution and industrial applications

Filippi Marco
Tutor: Prof. Spalla, Prof. Lardeaux, Prof. Zanoni
Project title: Structural and metamorphic evolution of Variscan rocks from the Alps and comparison with the evolution of tectonic units from different portions of central-European Variscan belt.
* PhD in co-tutela

Miniati Francesco
Tutor: Prof. Erba
Project title: Depositional characterization of organic-rich facies in deep and ultra-deep water areas: Biostratigraphic and paleoceanographic characterization.

Nembrini Mattia
Tutor: Prof. Della Porta, Prof. Berra
Project title: Controlling factors on the depositional architecture of carbonate systems: sedimentology, facies, geometries and diagenesis of Eastern Sardinia Jurassic carbonates.

Voltolina Debora
Tutor: Prof. Apuani, Dott. Sterlacchini
Project title: Wildfire risk assessment and environmental impact analysis

Corti Luca
Tutor: Prof. Zucali, Dott. Zanoni
Project title: Quantitative analysis of fabric evolution and metamorphic transformation in crystalline basements

Luoni Pietro
Tutor: Dott. Zanoni, Dott.ssa Rebay (Università di Pavia), Prof. Spalla
Project title: Multiscale structural analysis of ultramafic rocks in the different structural domains of the Alps, integrated with petrology and geochemistry: a key to unravel the geodynamic interpretation of collisional belts

Carnevale Marco
Tutor: Prof. Felletti
Project title: Short length scale hybrid event bed heterogeneity in deep-water turbidite systems: characterisation and impacts on hydrocarbon flow modelling

Marchesi Ruben
Tutor: Prof. Balini
Project title: The Carnian-Lower Norian ammonoid chronostratigraphy of Nevada

Pellicioli Claudia
Tutor: Dott. Groppelli, Prof. Zucali, dott. José Luis Macias (UNAM, Mexico)
Project title: Study of the geological evolution and structural patterns at different scales characterising the Tres Vírgenes region (Mexico) to evaluate the geothermal energy potential

Visentin Stefano
Tutor: Prof. Erba
Project title: Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and taxonomy across the Early Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event: a comparison between Tethyan and Boreal sections

Past PhD

Giacomo Armetti
Tutor: Prof. Apuani, Prof. Migliazza
Disertation title: Geomechanical characterization of rock masses for tunnels excavation with TBM

Davide Comboni
Tutor: Prof. Gatta
Disertation title: High pressure behavior of zeolites with large cavities

Davide Fugazza
Tutor: Prof. Diolaiuti, Prof. Gatta
Disertation title: All eyes on glaciers: remote sensing of the cryosphere

Elena Possenti
Tutors: Prof. Gatta, dott. Colombo, dott. Conti
Disertation title: Inorganic products used in Conservation of Cultural Heritage: interaction with carbonatic substrates and newly-formed crystalline phases.

Gianluca Sessa
Tutor: Prof. Tiepolo
Disertation title: Amphibole as a proxy of secular variations into the deep cycle of volatiles elements

Facheng Ye
Tutor; Prof. Angiolini
Disertation title: The macro-structure of modern and fossil brachiopod archives

Chiara Zuffetti
Tutors: Prof. Bersezio, dott. Comunian, Prof. Giudici
Disertation title: Multiscale characterization and modelling of complex structures in alluvial hydrostratigraphy: accounting for geological knowledge in quantitative models.

Luca Capizzi
Tutors: Prof. Poli, Prof. Fumagalli, Prof. Tumiati
Disertation title: The mobility of hydrous carbonate liquids in the mantle: an experimental model

Alessandro Da Mommio
Tutor: Prof. Poli
Disertation title: High pressure phase relationships in calc-silicate rocks and fluid generation from calcite dissolution and melting

Justine Francomme
Turor: Prof. Fumagalli
Disertation title: Melt-rock interactions at the mantle-crust interface in oceanic spreading environments: An experimental investigation

Bruno Giovanni Galuzzi
Tutor: Prof. Stucchi
Disertation title: Tecniche di inversione sismica per la stima di un macro modello di velocità con algoritmi di ottimizzazione globali.

Anna Masseroli
Tutor: Prof. Trombino
Disertation title: Evoluzione dei suoli e fluttuazioni della treeline sul versante meridionale dell arco alpino nel quadro dei cambiamenti climatici dell Olocene

Jacopo Terrenghi
Tutor: Prof. Beretta, Prof. Masetti
Disertation title: Contaminazione delle acque sotterranee in ambienti idrogeologici complessi: caratterizzazione e modellazione

Valentina Caruso
Tutor: Prof. Trombino
Disertation title: Ruolo dell’alterazione delle fasi minerali ed organiche nella propagazione delle fratture peri e post mortali del tessuto osseo umano antico

Roberto Sergio Azzoni
Tutor: Prof. Diolaiuti , Prof. Zerboni
Disertation title: Caratterizzazione del detrito sopraglaciale nelle sue componenti sedimentologiche, biologiche e antropiche e analisi dei flussi di CO2 in ambiente glaciale e proglaciale

Giorgia Confalonieri
Tutor: Prof. Dapiaggi
Disertation title: Local disorder in the structure of Ba(Ti, Ce)O 3 perovskite by means of powder diffraction and total scattering. Effect of doping concentration and grain size

Matteo Galimberti
Tutor: Prof. Dapiaggi
Disertation title: Utilizzo di scorie nella produzione di clinker per i green cements

Silvia Elena Gilardoni
Tutor: Prof. Petrizzo
Disertation title: Paleoclimatic and paleocenographic reconstruction of the Albian - Cenomanian interval based on planktonic foraminifera

Marco Musetti
Tutor: Prof. Trombino, dott. Comolli
Disertation title: Tecniche di cartografia digitale per la produzione di carte di dettaglio dei suoli

Alessandro Regorda
Tutor: Prof. Marotta
Disertation title: The thermo-mechanical evolution of the subduction-collision systems

Andrea Tessarollo
Tutor: Prof. Berra
Disertation title: Processi di nucleazione di piattaforme carbonatiche ad alto rilievo: caratterizzazione sedimentologica e composizione delle facies ed evoluzione deposizionale del Calcare di Esino (Ladinico-Carnico inferiore) in Lombardia

Andrea Croci
Della Tutor: Prof. Porta
Disertation title: Carbonate deposition in continental settings: lacustrine microbialites and hydrothermal travertine

Giovanna De Filippis
Tutor: Prof. Giudici
Disertation title: Modellazione della circolazione idrica sotterranea nella fascia costiera jonica tarantina

Irene Fantone
Tutor: Prof. Grieco
Disertation title: Le problematiche ambientali di siti minerari a solfuri nel contesto della costruzione di database ambientali georeferenziati

Silvia Inzoli
Tutor: Prof. Giudici
Disertation title: L’apporto delle indagini geo-elettromagnetiche nella caratterizzazione idrostratigrafica di sottosuolo: studio delle relazioni petrofisiche che legano parametri elettrici e parametri lito-tessiturali di sedimenti alluvionali a diverse scale.

Guido Stefano Mariani
Tutor: Prof. Trombino
Disertation title: I Paleosuoli come Strumento di Ricostruzione Paleoambientale: Genesi e Sviluppo di Suoli Montani nel Quadro dei Mutamenti Climatici Olocenici.

Stefania Stevenazzi
Tutor: Prof. Masetti
Disertation title: Valutazione degli effetti dello urban sprawl sulle risorse idriche sotterranee

Davide Tantardini
Tutor: Prof. Bini
Disertation title: Geologia del Quaternario e Geomorfologia della Valchiavenna.

Alessia Barchetta
Tutor: Prof. Petrizzo
Disertation title: Biostratigraphy, evolutionary history and paleoecology of Late Cretaceous planktonic foraminifera

Gaia Crippa
Tutor: Prof. Angiolini
Disertation title: Chemiostratigrafia e sclerocronologia della macrofauna plio-pleistocenica dell’Emilia occidentale e implicazioni paleoclimatiche

Giulia Faucher
Tutor: Prof. Erba
Disertation title: Variazioni morfometriche delle alghe coccolitoforidi in condizioni di CO2 in eccesso: confronti tra i dati geologici e simulazioni in laboratorio

Lucia Pagliari
Tutor: Prof. Pavese, Prof. Dapiaggi
Disertation title: Applicazioni del total scattering a nano-materiali ceramici di interesse industriale

Carla Tiraboschi
Tutor: dott. Tumiati, Prof. Fumagalli
Disertation title: Speciazione di fluidi COH in condizioni di alta pressione e temperatura: uno studio sperimentale mediante tecniche in-situ ed ex-situ

Andrea Baucon
Tutor: Prof. Felletti, Prof. Muttoni
Disertation title: Network theory in ichnology: from behavioural topology to environ- mental architecture

Laura Cattaneo
Tutor: Prof. Giudici, dott. De Franco
Disertation title: Disertation title: Flusso idrico e trasporto di soluti nei sedimenti alluvionali a diverse scale: sviluppo di modelli innovativi e integrazione con indagini idrostratigrafiche e idrogeofisiche

Federica Ferrari
Tutor: Prof. Apuani, Prof. Giani
Disertation title: Rock mass characterization and spatial estimation of geomechanical properties through geostatistical techniques

Gabriele Gambacorta
Tutor: Prof. Erba
Disertation title: Paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic reconstructions of the late Albian - early Turonian (Cretaceous) time interval: from an unstable to a stable ocean

Paolo Lotti
Tutor: Prof. Gatta, Prof. Pavese
Disertation title: Cancrinite-group minerals at non-ambient conditions: a model of the elastic behavior and structure evolution

Anna Pellizzone
Tutor: Prof. Muttoni
Disertation title: Paleomagnetic analyses on Permian volcanics and redbeds from Africa and Europe and the paleogeography of Pangea during the Permian

Fabio Russo
Tutor: Prof. Erba
Disertation title: Calcareous nannofossil revised biostratigraphy of the latest Albian-earliest Campanian time interval (Cretaceous)

Domitilla Santi
Tutor: Prof. Tartarotti, dott. Brunelli
Disertation title: Struttura e petrogenesi delle peridotiti di mantello lungo la trasforme Romanche (Oceano Atalntico Equatoriale)

Federica Barilaro
Tutor: Prof. Della Porta
Disertation title: The character and spatial distribution of Holocene and Pleistocene hydrothermal travertines (Albegna Valley, Southern Tuscany, Central Italy)

Andrea Bernasconi
Tutor: Prof. Dapiaggi, Prof. Pavese
Disertation title: Sanitary-ware: from the industrial macro characterization to the atomic scale analysis.

Francesco Delleani
Tutor: Prof. Spalla
Disertation title: Deformation and metamorphism relationships in acid and femic protoliths of the Austroalpine continental crust subducted and exhumed in a severely depressed thermal regime.

Shpetim Kastrati
Tutor: Prof. Grieco
Disertation title: Innovative approaches to mineral exploitation: the cases of manganese enrichment and pyrite recycling

Boris Mosconi
Tutor: Prof. Smiraglia, dottt. Diolaiuti, dott. Bocchiola
Disertation title: Some examples of modelling glacier mass balance and results from snow melt mitigation strategies in the Italian Alps

Maria Pedrotti
Tutor: Prof. Grieco
Disertation title: Chromite: from the mineral to the commodity

Silvia Porro
Tutor: Prof. De Capitani
Disertation title: A biogeochemical approach for the environmental characterisation of mine lands

Elisa Vuillermoz
Tutor: Prof. Smiraglia, dott. Diolaiuti, dott. Bonasoni
Disertation title: Contribution to the comprehension of climate change towards cryosphere and atmospheric analysis: the cases study of Changri Nup Glacier, Nepal Himalayas and of Forni Glacier, Italian Alps

Emmanuele Cavalli
Tutor: Prof. Bersezio
Disertation title: Metodologia per la realizzazione e calibrazione dei modelli idrostratrigrafici multiscala in complessi acquiferi alluvionali assistita da geo- processing

Gabriele Cambiotti
Tutor: Prof. Sabadini
Disertation title: Modelli di Terra avanzati, viscoelastici e compressibili, ed applicazioni al rimbalzo post-glaciale e post-sismico

Corrado Camera
Tutor: Prof. Apuani
Disertation title: Modellazione numerica a scala di bacino della probabilit? di innesco e della propagazione di colate di detrito.

Sara Comero
Tutor: Prof. De Capitani
Disertation title: Fate assessment and source apportionment of environmental pollutants using X-ray analytical techniques and chemometric data modeling

Eleonora Dall'Olio
Tutor: Prof. Felletti, Prof. Muttoni
Disertation title: Analisi sedimentologiche e di anisotropia magnetica sulle direzioni di provenienza del sedimento in sistemi torbiditici appenninici.

Francesca Falzoni
Tutor: Prof. Petrizzo
Disertation title: Biostratigrafia, evoluzione e significato paleoambientale dei foraminiferi planctonici nell’intervallo Coniaciano ? Campaniano (Cretacico Superiore)

Ivan Frigerio
Tutor: Prof. Masetti
Disertation title: Gestione delle emergenze idrogeologiche mediante GIS e sistemi di supporto alle decisioni, Protezione Civile e pianificazione del territorio

Pasquale Poppa
Tutor: Prof. Trombino, Prof. Cattaneo
Disertation title: L'individuazione e la caratterizzazione dei siti di occultamento di resti umani in ambito forense: applicazioni geopedologiche e geoarcheologiche

Marco Binda
Tutor: Prof. Berra, Prof. Jadoul
Disertation title: Facies distribution of a rimmed carbonate platform and overlying regressive carbonates: the Esino Limestone and Calcare Rosso facies in the Central Southern Alps (Lombardy, Italy)

Enrico Bonamini
Tutor: Prof. Berra, Prof. Jadoul
Disertation title: Facies and compositional analysis integrated with a statistical approach on a Norian basinal calcareous succession (Zorzino limestone , Southern Alps, Italy): reconstruction of the possible controlling factors and depositional processes

Cinzia Bottini
Tutor: Prof. Erba
Disertation title: pCO2 effects on the production of pelagic biogenic carbonate and ocean chemistry: a case history from the Cretaceous

Chiara Compostella
Tutor: Prof. Trombino
Disertation title: I paleosuoli come strumento di ricostruzione paleoambientale nel quadro dei mutamenti olocenici dell'ambiente montano.

Johannes Fischer
Tutor: Prof. Poli, Prof. Fumagalli
Disertation title: Chlorite and a new hydrous pyroxene in subducted Cr-bearing ultramafics: an experimental study

Andrea Merri
Tutor: Prof. Giani, Prof. Apuani
Disertation title: Ammassi rocciosi fratturati: modellazione del reticolo di fratturazione, effetti sulla circolazione idrica e sulla stabilita

Manuel Roda
Tutor: Prof. Spalla, Prof. Marotta
Disertation title: Integration of natural data within a numerical model for the geodynamic reconstruction of an inner portion of the Alps

Dario Marcello Soldan
Tutor: Prof. Petrizzo
Disertation title: Revision of Paleocene-Eocene planktic foraminiferal biostratigraphy and evolutionary history of the genus Igorina through parsimony analysis

Alessandro Sorichetta
Tutor: Prof. Beretta, Prof. Masetti
Disertation title: Groundwater vulnerability assessment using statistical methods

Diana dell'Arciprete
Tutor: Prof. Giudici, Prof. Bersezio
Disertation title: Modellazione geostatistica e numerica dell^architettura sedimentaria e

Emanuele Fontana
Tutor: Prof. Tartarotti
Disertation title: Assetto strutturale e tettonico del sito ODP-IODP 1256 (oceano Pacifico equatoriale) e loro influenza sul controllo della circolazione dei fluidi e sull'alterazione nella crosta oceanica attuale

Marco Levera
Tutor: Prof. Balini
Disertation title: Studio biostratigrafico integrato della successione carnico-norica (Triassico superiore) del Bacino Sicano (Sicilia occidentale), a supporto della candidatura di Pizzo Mondello per il GSSP del Piano Norico

Michele Mazza
Tutor: Prof. Nicora
Disertation title: Fauna a conodonti della sezione di Pizzo Mondello (Monti Sicani, Sicilia occidentale) proposta come GSSP per il limite Carnico/Norico: biostratigrafia integrata e geochimica isotopica dei depositi pelagici del Triassico Superioredel Bacino Sicano

Grazia Rossi
Tutor: Prof. Sabadini
Disertation title: Tecnica DinSAR per il monitoraggio delle deformazioni co-sismiche e pre-sismiche del suolo

Daniele Tiraboschi
Tutor: Prof. Erba
Disertation title: Variazioni quantitative del nannoplancton calcareo durante il Cretacico: paleoecologia, tassi evolutivi, produzione di carbonato e pCO2

Vincenzo Verna
Tutor: Prof. Angiolini
Disertation title: Guadalupian brachiopods from Tunisia and Turkey: Systematics and palaeobiogeographic implications

Anna Paula Vinkler
Tutor: dott. Groppelli
Disertation title: Study of fragmentation and compositional variations within caldera forming ignimbrites to understand caldera formation processes

Maryamnaz Bahrammanesh Tehrani*
Tutor: Prof. Balini, Prof. Angiolini
Disertation title: Brachiopods from the Early Carboniferous of North Iran: Classification, Biostratigraphy and Paleobiogeography

Fernando Bellotti
Tutor: dott. Pasquar?, dott. Groppelli
Disertation title: Evoluzione del versante occidentale del Monte Etna e studio strutturale del Rift associato

Cristina Emanuela Casellato*
Tutor: Prof. Erba
Disertation title: Causes and consequences of calcareous nannoplankton evolution in the Late Jurassic: implication for biogeochronology, biocalcification and ocean chemistry

Alessandro Lanfranchi
Tutor: Prof. Jadoul, Prof. Erba, Prof. Berra
Disertation title: Stratigraphy, palaeogeography and facies analysis of Upper Jurassic-Berriasian carbonate depositional systems of eastern Sardinia

Mauro Mele
Tutor: Prof. Bersezio, Prof. Giudci, Prof. Felletti
Disertation title: L architettura degli acquiferi alluvionali: una metodologia integrata geologico-geofisica per la caratterizzazione a diverse scale

Chiara Nicola
Tutor: Prof. Artioli, dott. Angelini
Disertation title: Sviluppo della tecnologia di produzione del vetro: dalla protostoria all et? del Ferro

Marcello Rossi
Tutor: Prof. Sfondrini, Prof. Apuani
Disertation title: Fenomeni di erosione di versante in ambiente alpino: sperimentazione, monitoraggio e modellazione del bacino pilota della Valchiavenna

Marco Sala*
Tutor: Prof. Artioli, dott. Maggi, dott. Dapiaggi, dott. Delmonet
Disertation title: Mineralogy of Antarctic ice dust and Potential dust Source Areas in the Southern Hemisphere

Diego Servida
Tutor: Prof. De Capitani,Prof. Grieco, dott. Moroni
Disertation title: Innovative approaches to evaluate geochemical risk related to sulphide-bearing Abandoned Mine Lands

Raffaele Splendore
Tutor: Prof. Marotta
Disertation title: Present-day tectonic deformation and stress fields at the regional scale in the Tyrrhenian area: synergic use of geophysical forward modeling and geodetic data

Valentina Roberta Barletta *
Tutor: Prof. Sabadini
Disertation title: New constraints on mantle viscosity and ice mass variations inferred from combined satellite and ground data

Laura Carabelli *
Tutor: Prof. Balini, Prof. Angiolini
Disertation title: Brachiopods from the P-T boundary beds of North Iran: classification and biostratigraphy

Cinzia Durante
Tutor: Prof. Giudici
Disertation title: Modello di flusso del sistema acquifero della provincia di Cremona

Alice Ghiselli
Tutor: Prof. Bini, Prof. Zucali
Disertation title: Interaction of geomorphology and tectonics in the evolution of the Orobic Alps (central Southern Alps)

Anna Elisabetta Maria Merlini
Tutor: Prof. Grieco, Prof. Tartarotti
Disertation title: Chromitites in ophiolite complexes: genesis and alteration.

Paola Tamagnini
Tutor: Prof. Erba
Disertation title: Characterization of gemmological materials by classical and modern analytical techniques

Alessia Salvo *
Tutor: Prof. Poli
Disertation title: Relazioni di fase nel sistema Fe-Al-Si-O e sviluppo di nuovi sensori d'ossigeno

Monica Segata
Tutor: Prof. Poli
Disertation title: Modellizzazione cinetica su base sperimentale della crescita cristallina nei sistemi peridotitici


PhD Day

On September 16, at the joint SIMP-SGI-SOGEI congress entitled " The time of the planet Earth and the time of man: The geosciences between past and future" to be held in Parma (form 16 to 19 September 2019), the second edition of the PhD Days will be held, addressed to all graduate students in Earth Sciences in Italy. This day will be a real mini-conference where PhD students and PhD students will be able to compare their research informally. This year a new modality has been introduced which consists of an IES session (inspired by the PICO sessions) preceded by "crazy presentations".