Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam
Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
Sektion 2.1, Erdbebenrisiko und Frühwarnung

Telegrafenberg, E 454
D-14473 Potsdam
Tel.: +49 331 288-1299
Fax: +49 331 288-1204
E-Mail: picoz@gfz-potsdam.de



2005: University of Siena, Italy. PhD in Geophysics. PhD. Thesis: " Joint Inversion of phase velocity dispersion and H/V ratio curves from seismic noise recordings.   

2001: Degree in Geological Science at the University of Siena (110/110 with distinction). Thesis: " Application of spectral analysis of surface waves methods on Geotechnical characterization of body landslides " Tutors: Prof. Dario Albarello (University of Siena).


Professional Experience:

- Since September 2007:

Post-doc position at GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Section 2.1, Earthquake Risk and Early Warning. Involved in the projects.

EDIM, Earthquake Disaster Information –system for the Marmara Region, Turkey, founded by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

SAFER, Seismic eArly warning For Europe. Work Package 4, Real Time Shake Maps.

 DPC-INGV Project S4 - Italian Strong Motion Database.

Since 2008 – Management of the Seismic Early Warning network SOSEWIN in Istanbul, Turkey.

2009 – Didactic activity during the International Training Course on Seismology, Hazard Assessment, and Risk Mitigation, organized by the GeoForschungsZentrum in cooperazione and UNESCO


- from October 2006 till September 2007:

Research activities at the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam within the CEDIM “Megacity Istanbul” project.

Contract with the Servizio Sismico Nazionale – Dipartimento della Protezione Civile, Italy, research activities within the Project NERIES (Network of Research infrastructures for European Seismology) – project JRA4 (developing low cost tools for a reliable characterization of the ground mechanical properties near the surface at the European strong motion sites).

Responsible of the BASIN field experiment in Barnewitz (Nauen), Germany (Section 2.1, internal research funds).

- from January 2006 till June 2007:

Post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Siena, Italy, Dept. of Earth Sciences in the framework of the – Project S3 (DPC-INGV) “Shaking seismic scenarios in areas of strategic and/or priority interest”.

 Contract for lectureship in the MASTER of I° level “Prospecting and Analysis for the Management of underground Waters (PAGAS)” at the University of Siena, Italy, Dept. of Earth Sciences

 Contract for lectureship in the PILOTA project “Refresher course for geologist on the new seismic regulations and local seismic site effects estimation” for the Geological Association of Basilicata, Italy.

- July 2005:

Seismic surveys in the framework of the Project URBAN “Microzonation of Crotone  (KR), Italy”, University of Calabria, Italy, Seismology Laboratory – Dept. of Earth Sciences.