Franco Tassi was born in Florence on December 16, 1964. He received an M.S. degree in geology from the University of Florence (1990) and a Ph.D. degree in volcanology-geochemistry from the same university (2004). Since 1987, he has been serving as a Ph.D. Geologist and as a Researcher at the Department of Earth Sciences University of Florence, responsible of the Laboratory of Fluid Geochemistry at the University of Florence. His synergic activities are among (from 1990) Geochemical Monitoring Program (INGV and Osservatorio Vesuviano of Naples) at Vulcano Island and Phlegrean Fields (Southern Italy); (1998–2009) volcanological and geochemical studies in collaboration with OVSICORI-UNA (Heredia, Costa Rica), UNAM (Mexico City, Mexico), INETER (Managua, Nicaragua), CSIC (Madrid, Spain), INGEOMINAS (Pasto, Colombia), University of Salta (Argentina), University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) University of Antofagasta (Chile), University of CopiapÓ (Chile), Indian Institute of Technology (Mumbai, India), Ministere de l’Energie et Des Mines (Rabat, Morocco), Geological Institute of Romania (Bucharest, Romania), as well as Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources (Sana‘a, Yemen); (2002–2005) Geochemical Monitoring Program (INGV) at Panarea Island (southern Italy); (2002to date) International Group for the Control of the Nyiragongo Volcano activity (ONU). His fields of interest are within geochemistry and limnology in crater lakes; volcanic hazard; geothermal resources; environmental geochemistry. His scientific activities are among fluid geochemistry, volcanology, environmental geochemistry; with 90 publications in international journals; 40 extended abstracts; 290 contributions (oral and posters) in national and international congresses; 25 technical-scientific relations for national and international projects.
Biography Updated on 20 March 2012