Marco Viccaro

Università di Catania, Italy


Marco Viccaro holds a Ph.D. degree. Viccaro is a Research Scientist in geochemistry and volcanology at the University of Catania, Catania, Italy. His research activity currently is focused on arguments regarding magma genesis, dynamics of magma differentiation, and ascent at distinct active volcanic systems on earth. The interest towards the textural and compositional microanalysis of mineral phases has also brought Viccaro to develop models for the feeding system working of several volcanic systems worldwide, providing information on the possible plumbing system geometries at various levels and timescales of magmatic processes. Among the most relevant collaborations, the research studies have focused on the role of active tectonics on volcanic processes, through structural/stratigraphic volcanological field surveys followed by data elaboration with GIS platforms, along with probabilistic studies to forecast eruptive scenarios aimed at the hazard mitigation. Since October 2008, he has been holding the courses of geochemistry and regional volcanology with field survey for the degrees in geological sciences and geophysical sciences at the University of Catania, Catania, Italy. He is a member of groups and societies that actively work in scientific research and its popularization in the fields of geochemistry, petrology, and volcanology. He was awarded by the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology of the Angelo Bianchi Award, in 2011, for his research achievements in the fields of petrography and petrology. He is a Reviewer of several scientific papers published on international peer-reviewed journals. He is author or coauthor of about 100 publications, namely, 30 articles on international peer ‐reviewed journals and 70 abstracts and proceedings of presentations at national and international congresses.

Biography Updated on 9 November 2013

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