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Education and training
1997 Laurea in Geology at the University of Perugia. (110/110 and honors)
2002 Ph.D. at the University of Perugia.
2003 Postdoc at the University of Perugia.
Research and professional experience:
2004-2010 Lecturer at the University of Perugia.
2010-2013 European Research Council, ERC-Fellow at INGV Roma
2013-2019 Associate Professor at La Sapienza, University of Roma
2019-present Full Professor at La Sapienza, University of Roma
I have focused my research on the mechanics of earthquakes and faulting using an interdisciplinary approach that integrates geological, geophysical and experimental observations on earthquake processes. For me there is much learn by considering phenomena at the boundaries between different disciplines. Applied/unconventional aspects of my research include CO2 sequestration, oil/gas reservoir characterization and the mechanics of induced vs. triggered seismicity.
These activities have afforded me a very solid yet unusually broad scientific experience in the field of the mechanics of earthquakes and faulting demonstrated by:
1) PUBLICATION RECORD
From 2000, 92 papers (2 on Nature, 1 Nature Geoscience, 1 Nature Communications, 1 Science Advances, 6 in Geology), most of them as first author or having PhD or Post-Docs as first author. Total citations 4185; h-index 40 (source Scopus February 2021).
2) EFFECTIVE TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
2005-2007: Nicola De Paola (Postdoc), now Professor at Durham UK;
2007-2011: Fabio Trippetta (PhD and Post-doc), now researcher at La Sapienza, Roma;
2014-2015: Marco Scuderi (Post-doc) from September 2019 RTDB in Sapienza;
2005-2008: Sergio Mantenuto (PhD); now employed at LEANE international;
2005-2009: Steve Smith (PhD, co-advised), now researcher at Dunedin NZ;
2011-2015: Brett Carpenter (Postdoc), now Professor at Oklahoma University;
2011-2015: Giuseppe Di Stefano (PhD); now senior technologist at INGV;
2011-2017: Telemaco Tesei (PhD and Post-Doc); from 11/2019 RTDB at Padova University;
2014-2017: Carolina Giorgetti (PhD); now Post-Doc at EPFL Lausanne;
2016-2020: Marco Mercuri (PhD); now Post-Doc in Sapienza;
2017-2021: Piercarlo Giacomel (PhD);
2019-20xx: Giacomo Pozzi post-doc at INGV working with BRAVA;
2020-20xx: Giuseppe Volpe (PhD).
From 2007 I have been the PI of several research project for a total budget of about 2.6 M.
- 2018-2022: Dipartimenti di Eccellenza MIUR-grant (500.000 Euros), PI: Progettazione e sviluppo di un apparato prototipale capace di ricreare le condizioni deformative e di PT della crosta terrestre.
- 2018-2021: Dipartimento Protezione Civile (440.000 Euros) co-PI: Estendere la conoscenza del terremoto dalla profondità alla superficie.
- 2020-2021: ENI (105.000 Euros) co-PI Fault stability (FAST2). This is a project dealing with induced seismicity.
- 2018-2019: ENI (90.000 Euros) co-PI Fault stability (FAST1). This is a project dealing with induced seismicity.
- 2018-2019: TOTAL (90.000 Euros) Fault zone permeability and leakage.
- 2016-2017: SAPIENZA awards (38.000 Euros): The role of fluid pressure in carbonate-fault frictional stability and earthquake triggering.
- 2015-2017 Supervisor of the Marie Curie Individual Fellow (182.000 Euros) grant awarded to M. Scuderi, The role of fluid pressure in earthquake triggering
- 2014-2015: Visiting Professor SAPIENZA funds Collettini & Marone (9.000 Euros). The Spectrum of Fault Slip Behaviors and the Mechanics of Slow Earthquakes
- 2010-2015 PI ERC Starting Grant (consolidator panel) (1.514.400 Euros) Integrated laboratories to investigate the mechanics of aseismic vs. seismic deformation.
- 2008-2009 PI Umbria region funded project on geothermal energy (20.000 Euro). An integrated study of the geothermal potential of the upper Tiber valley.
- 2006-2007 PRIN05, PI Research Unit of Perugia University (25.000 Euro). Mechanics of the Triassic Evaporites as a tool to understand earthquake source parameters and deformation mechanisms in the framework of Umbria-Marche seismicity.
4) INVITED TALKS
From 2006, I have given 18 invited talks at international conferences including 5 invited talks at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting:
In addition, I have given the following key-note lectures at prestigious international schools.
a) Collettini C. Frictional behavior of weak phyllosilicate-rich faults (2009). 8th International School on Friction and Faults, Erice, Italy
b) Collettini C. Seismic vs. aseismic deformation in faults and experiments (2014). Cargese school on Earthquake mechanics.
c) Collettini C. Fault strength, and the slip behaviour of fluid pressurized experimental faults (2017). Second Cargese school on Earthquake mechanics
d) Collettini C. Fault structure, reaction softening and the weakness of mature faults (2018). Gordon Research Conference in Rock Deformation US.
5) AWARDS AND HONORS
2001: Student Paper Award American Geophysical Union
2002: SPE-EAGE-Assomineraria Gustavo Sclocchi PhD Theses Award, special mention
2005-2010 Most cited article in Journal of Structural Geology, Collettini et al., 2006.
2008: Shell Prize for the work Smith, Collettini and Holdsworth, JSG, 2008
2010: Seventh Framework Programme Ideas , ERC
2011: Ramsay medal for the paper: Smith, Holdsworth, Collettini C. (2011). GSA Bulletin
2013: Excellence in reviewing from Elsevier
6) INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
Within the Dipartimenti di Eccellenza MIUR-grant 2018-2022, I have been supervising the activities for the development of a new rock mechanics laboratory at Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, in Sapienza. Within this project I have been supervising the activities that have allowed the development of the BRAVA2.0 apparatus. With the ERC GLASS grant I have directed a research group composed of engineers, physics, geologists and seismologists to build a new rock deformation apparatus, named BRAVA (Collettini et al., 2014, International Journal of Rock Mechanics).
Other activities I was involved in regard:
a) Professional service and committees (selected)
From 2011: Editorial Board of Journal of Structural Geology, Elsevier.
2011: Evaluation panel for Post-Doc in Earth Sciences, Greek Government.
2012: Evaluation panel FIRB 2012: Physical Sciences and Engineering.
2013-2017: Editorial board Geology.
2014-2019: Member of the advisory board, Giunta, di Dipartimento Scienze della Terra, Sapienza.
2017-2019: Member of the advisory board, Giunta di Facoltà di Scienze, MM.FF.NN. Sapienza.
2018: co-PI of the DISCO proposal: Drilling Investigation of Seismogenic Crust in Oklahoma
2019-2020: Topical Editor of the European Geosciences Journal, Solid Earth.
2018-2020: Member of the committee of the project Dipartimento di Eccellenza, Sapienza.
Reviewer for international scientific journals (in alphabetic order): Annals of Geophysics, Bulletin of Geological Society of America, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Earth Planets and Space, Earth Science Reviews, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Geology, Geophysical Journal International, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of the Geological Society of London, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of Structural Geology, Nature Communications, Nature Geoscience, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Review of Geophysics, Science Advances, Scientific Reports, Solid Earth, Tectonophysics, Terranova.
Reviewer for national and international projects: PRIN and FIRB projects, National Science Foundation (USA); Switzerland (Swiss National Science Foundation; ETH), Dutch Research Council (NWO), ERC starting and consolidator grants, Marie Sklodowska-Curie individual fellow; Paris region fellowship program 2020; Italy-Germany, MIUR-DAAD Joint Mobility Program; French National Agency, ANR, for the Research; PhD evaluation panel in Italy, France, Netherland, New Zealand. Tenure track position evaluation in the US system.
b) Teaching activities (in the last 5 years)
2015-2018 Course of Fondamenti di Geologia Strutturale (6CFU), master s degree in Exploration Geology;
2015-2018 Field trip at the course Geologia I (3CFU), bachelor s degree in Geology;
2019-present: Course of Fisica Terrestre (9CFU), bachelor s degree in Geology;
2015-present: Course of Rock Physics (6CFU), master s degree in Exploration Geology;
2017-present: Field trip to Elba Island within the course of Geology II (2 CFU);
2018-present: Teaching activity for PhD students in Earth Sciences, University of Sapienza & Roma Tre. Suggestions on how to write a scientific paper and Introduction to Python.
|Course||Code||Year||Course - Attendance|
|Earth Physics||1035352||2021/2022||Geological Sciences|
|Earthquake physics||10600015||2021/2022||Exploration Geology|
|GEOLOGY AND LABORATORY II||1035121||2021/2022||Geological Sciences|
|Earth Physics||1035352||2020/2021||Geological Sciences|
|ROCK PHYSICS||10589731||2020/2021||Exploration Geology|
|GEOLOGY AND LABORATORY II||1035121||2020/2021||Geological Sciences|
|ROCK PHYSICS||10589731||2019/2020||Exploration Geology|
|Earth Physics||1035352||2019/2020||Geological Sciences|
|GEOLOGY AND LABORATORY II||1035121||2019/2020||Geological Sciences|
|ROCK PHYSICS||10589731||2018/2019||Exploration Geology|
|Structural Geology||1022616||2018/2019||Geological Sciences|
|Earth Physics||1035352||2018/2019||Geological Sciences|
|GEOLOGY AND LABORATORY II||1035121||2018/2019||Geological Sciences|
|GEOLOGY I||1052090||2018/2019||Geological Sciences|
|Earth Physics||1035352||2017/2018||Geological Sciences|
|Structural Geology||1022616||2017/2018||Geological Sciences|
|GEOLOGY I||1052090||2017/2018||Geological Sciences|
|GEOLOGY AND LABORATORY II||1035121||2017/2018||Geological Sciences|
|Structural Geology||1022616||2016/2017||Geological Sciences|
|Earth Physics||1035352||2016/2017||Geological Sciences|
|GEOLOGY I||1052090||2016/2017||Geological Sciences|
|The role of shale content and pore-water saturation on frictional properties of simulated carbonate faults||TECTONOPHYSICS||2021|
|Fracture distribution within a carbonate hosted relay ramp: insights from the Tre Monti fault (Central Italy)||2020|
|Slow-to-fast transition of giant creeping rockslides modulated by undrained loading in basal shear zones||NATURE COMMUNICATIONS||2020|
|Lithological and structural control on fracture frequency distribution within a carbonate-hosted relay ramp||JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY||2020|
|Bifurcations at the Stability Transition of Earthquake Faulting||GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS||2020|
|Frictional Strengthening Explored During Non-Steady State Shearing: Implications for Fault Stability and Slip Event Recurrence Time||JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH. SOLID EARTH||2020|
|Modelling fluid flow in complex natural fault zones: Implications for natural and human-induced earthquake nucleation||EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS||2020|
|The Role of Shear Fabric in Controlling Breakdown Processes During Laboratory Slow-Slip Events||JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH. SOLID EARTH||2020|
|Frictional strength, stability, and healing properties of basalt faults for CO2 storage purposes.||2020|
|Outcrop-scale geometry and kinematics of a carbonate-hosted normal fault: The Tre Monti fault in Central Italy||2019|
|Stabilization of fault slip by fluid injection in the laboratory and in situ||SCIENCE ADVANCES||2019|
|Beyond Byerlee friction, weak faults and implications for slip behavior||EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS||2019|
|Experimental insights into fault reactivation in gouge-filled fault zones||JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH. SOLID EARTH||2019|
|Complex geometry and kinematics of subsidiary faults within a carbonate-hosted relay ramp||JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY||2019|
|From mapped faults to fault-length earthquake magnitude (FLEM). A test on Italy with methodological implications||SOLID EARTH||2019|
|Effects of illite content on frictional properties of experimental carbonate faults.||2019|
|Strength evolution of simulated carbonate-bearing faults. The role of normal stress and slip velocity||JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY||2018|
|Real and virtual outcrops to characterize the internal structure of a carbonate-hosted fault zone: the Tre Monti fault case study in Central Italy||2018|
|Fluid injection and the mechanics of frictional stability of shale-bearing faults||JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH. SOLID EARTH||2018|
|Evolution of shear fabric in granular fault gouge from stable sliding to stick-slip and implications for fault slip mode||GEOLOGY||2017|