Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)
Date March 11, 2011
Dissertation Complete waveform Inversion Approach To seismic surface waves and adjoint active surfaces
Evaluation Excellent
Institute         University of Ferrara (Italy)
 
Master Degree in Physics (Spec. Nuclear and Sub-nuclear Physics)
Date July 14, 2006
Evaluation 105/110
Institute University of Ferrara (Italy)
 
WORK EXPERIENCES
 
May 2017 - Present
Position Research Scientist II
Affiliation School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia USA
 
October 2016 - April 2017
Position Postdoc Researcher
Affiliation University of Ferrara (Italy), Dept. of Physics and Earth Sciences
Research topic Development of mathematical methods and algorithms for the 2D and 3D modeling and inversion of elastic surface waves
 
September 2014 - July 2016
Position Postdoc Researcher
Affiliation University of Ferrara (Italy), Dept. of Physics and Earth Sciences
Research topic Development of mathematical methods and algorithms for the 2D and 3D modeling and inversion of elastic surface waves
 
March 2014 - August 2014
Position Post Doctoral Fellow
Affiliation School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia USA
 
February 2011 - February 2014
Position Postdoctoral Researcher
Affiliation University of Ferrara (Italy), Dept. of Physics and Earth Sciences
Research topic Development of mathematical methods and algorithms for the 2D and 3D modeling and inversion of elastic surface waves
 
January 2010 - July 2010
Position Research Scholar (visiting)
Host Georgia Institute of Technology (USA). Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
 
March 2009 - August 2009
Position Short-Term Scholar (visiting)
Host Georgia Institute of Technology (USA). Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
 
January 2008 - December 2010
Position Ph. D. Student
Affiliation University of Ferrara (Italy), Dept. of Physics and Earth Sciences
 
May 2007 - October 2007
Position Research fellowship for Ms. graduates in Physics
Affiliation University of Ferrara (Italy) Joint position: Department of Earth Sciences and Department of computer Sciences (Italy) University of Ferrara (Italy).
Research topic Development of elaboration algorithms of electric and acoustic tomography for the Hydro-Geology
 
CONSULTING ACTIVITY
2017 November 18-30. Activity: Unconventional data processing surface waves at a test site.
Client: Future in Research Consortium (Ferrara, Italy).
2016 August 2016 – September 2016. Activity: Construction of subsurface models for the production of seismic shaking scenarios in the area of the upper Ferrarese.
Client: Future in Research Consortium (Ferrara, Italy).
 
PATENTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
2018 Intellectual property (sole holder) of the “OpenHVSR - Processing Toolkit” software. Published as OPEN-SOURCE, License: GNU General Public License v3.0.
2016 Intellectual property (sole holder) of the “OpenHVSR - Inversion” software. Published as OPEN-SOURCE, License: GNU General Public License v3.0.
2014 Patent: Method for the evaluation of the mechanical properties of soil. S. Bignardi, F. Fischangher, D. Gualerzi, G. Morelli, A. Occhi, M. Occhi, M. Russo, G. Santarato. Application PD2014A000001(IT) submitted on January 3, 2014. Patent granted on March 29, 2016 with code 0001421631 (UIBM).
HONORS AND AWARDS
2016 Invited speaker at the 29Th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP 2016). March 20-24, Denver CO, USA. Section: The best of the Near Surface 2015
2015 Best paper at “Near Surface Geoscience 2015 - 21st European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics”. September 6-10. Turin (Italy).
SEMINARS
2018;
Dec. 5
(Invited speaker) Department of Earth Sciences - Western University, London, Canada. Title: Integrated geophysical methods as low cost and efficient investigation tool at different scales.
2018;
Nov. 29
(Invited speaker) Geoscience Seminar Series, Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Center (OCGC) in conjunction with the Geological Survey of Canada’s Logan Club (NRCAN), Ottawa, Canada. Title: Integrated geophysical methods as low cost and efficient investigation tool at different scales (Part 1). The Horizontal to Vertical Spectral Ratio technique (HVSR): status of the art, limitations, exploring its true potential (Part 2).
2017;
Sept. 29
(Invited speaker) CSIP/CeGP Seminar at the Georgia institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA). Title: Non-invasive investigation techniques: The contribution of geophysics to engineering.
2009;
Sept. 9
Geotechnical Seminars at the Georgia institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. Title: Surface Wave Dispersion in Laterally Heterogeneous Media.
TEACHING
Classes
2017 Professional upgrading course: Beyond the Vs30 for seismic microzonation - the combined use of active and passive seismic. Organized by IND.A.G.O. snc. (Italy).
2016/17 University course: Support to the class activity for the course of Applied Geophysics (GEO/11). Theory and field application of geophysical methods. University of Ferrara (Italy), Dept. of Physics and Earth Sciences
2015/16 University course: Support to the class activity for the course of Applied Geophysics (GEO/11). Theory and field application of geophysical methods. University of Ferrara (Italy), Dept. of Physics and Earth Sciences
2013/14 University course: Support to the class activity for the course of Applied Geophysics (GEO/11). Theory and field application of geophysical methods. University of Ferrara (Italy), Dept. of Physics and Earth Sciences
2012/13 University course: Support to the class activity for the course of Applied Geophysics (GEO/11). Theory and field application of geophysical methods. University of Ferrara (Italy), Dept. of Physics and Earth Sciences
2007 Math Teacher, High School level. Istituto di Istruzione Superiore C. Colombo, Adria (RO), Italy.
Students Mentoring
2017 Thesis co-advisor for M.S. degree (official). Master Degree program in Geological Sciences, Georesources and Territory. University of Ferrara (Italy). Title: Contributing to the seismic subsurface characterization in the urban area of Ferrara (Italy). (In talian).
2016 Thesis co-advisor for M.S. degree (official). Master Degree program in Geological Sciences, University of Ferrara (Italy). Title: The contribution of innovating geophysical methodologies for the reconstruction of the geological subsurface model for seismic induced liquefaction risk assessment: the case of the Crevalcore town hall (Bologna, Italy) (In Italian).
2015 M.S. Thesis supervision and scientific counseling. Master Degree program in Geology, University of Ferrara (Italy), in collaboration with ENI. Title: The Ferrara-Casaglia Ridge: seismo-stratigraphic interpretation and reconstruction of the 3D subsurface model in the structural framework of the north-eastern Ferrara arc (In Italian).
2015 Scientific counseling. Doctoral program in sciences and technologies for archaeology and cultural heritage. University of Ferrara (Italy). Title: Interdisciplinary three-dimensional investigation of the Early Prehistoric deposits of Fumane Cave (Verona, Italy)
2015 M.S. Thesis supervision and scientific counseling. Master Degree program in quaternary, prehistory and archaeology. University of Ferrara (Italy). Title: New, direct and indirect insight on the ”terramare” archaeological site of Pilastri (Bondeno, Ferrara, Italy) (In Italian).
2011 M.S. Thesis supervision and scientific counseling. Bachelor Degree program in technologies for cultural heritage, University of Ferrara (Italy). Title: Electric resistivity tomography on the left wall of the 1500 c.a. Cloister of the historical cemetery of Bologna (In Italian).
2011 M.S. Thesis supervision and scientific counseling. Bachelor Degree program in technologies for cultural heritage, University of Ferrara (Italy). Title: Acoustic and GPR investigations on the left wall of the 1500 c.a. Cloister of the historical cemetery of Bologna (In Italian).
EDITORIAL ACTIVITY:
Conference Organization
2019 Fall Meeting Program Committee member for the “American Geophysical Union" (AGU)
Fall Meeting 2019 e AGU’s Centennial”, December 9-13, 2019. San Francisco, California (USA).
Reviewer Activity
IEEE - Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
AGU - Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth
SSA - Seismological Research Letters
ELSEVIER - Journal of Applied Geophysics
Seismological Research Letters
SPRINGER - Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering
WILEY - Near Surface Geophysics
SPRINGER - Surveys in Geophysics
IOP - Journal of Geophysics and Engineering
IOP - Measurement Science and Technology
UNAL - Earth Sciences Research Journal
SAGE - The Holocene
ELSEVIER - Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports