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Michele Marroni -Vice Rector for Personnel Policies and Organization

Michele MarroniMichele Marroni
Professor of Structural Geology at the Department of Geosciences

Michele Marroni was born in Pisa on 30th May 1958. He graduated in Geology Sciences in 1983 and subsequently worked for two years in the field of mineral exploration both in Italy and abroad. On his return to the University of Pisa, he gained his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences in 1990. He became a university researcher in 1992; he was called to the position of associate professor in 1998, and in 2000 became a full professor of Structural Geology at the Department of Geosciences. Professor Michele Marroni is married and has a daughter.

Institutional roles

Professor Michele Marroni has had numerous institutional roles. From 2000 to 2003 and from 2009 to 2012 he was the president of the Scientific Committee of area 04. From 2004 to 2010, he was the president of the joint degree course in Science and Technology for the Environment and Science and Technology for the Environment and Territory and subsequently, from 2010 to 2013, he became the president of the Master’s degree course in Environmental Science. From 2006 to 2013 he was vice director of the Department of Geosciences where he took over the direction from 2013 to 2016.
Professor Marroni has been the national coordinator of the Working Group on Mediterranean Ophiolites and the Italian Group of Structural Geology. He was called by the Tuscan Region to participate in the Scientific Committee for the creation of the geological map of Tuscany and the Technical Committee for geothermal science.

Scientific and teaching activities

Professor Michele Marroni’s research activity focuses mainly on issues regarding the tectonic evolution of the orogenic belt in Europe, Asia and Central America, with particular attention to the deformation of the oceanic and continental lithosphere in converging settings, during both the subduction and the subsequent phase of continental collision. He has also dealt with problems relative to the process of the opening of ocean basins through the study of of the fossil and present-day continental margins. In this field, Professor Marroni has carried out research on behalf of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the National Research Council and private enterprises both in Italy and abroad (France, Albania, Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Greece, Romania, Venezuela, Santo Domingo, Guatemala, Senegal, Turkey and Iran). He was the national coordinator for two PRIN projects with the Ministry for Education, University and Scientific Research. Professor Marroni has been the coordinator of several projects for geological mapping on behalf of the Institute for the Environment (progetto CARG), the Province of Pisa and the Regions of Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany and Umbria. He coordinated two POR-FSE and POR-CREO projects. More recently, he has dealt with environmental issues, in particular natural asbestos mapping and landfill mining. Professor Michele Marroni is the author of over 100 scientific publications both in national and international indexed journals.


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