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Scientific sector GEO/03 - STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
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Proposals for thesis
- Applicazione di tecniche di telerilevamento allo studio strutturale e alla cartografia geologica

- Analisi di zone di faglia

- Tettonica sin-sedimentaria del Sud-Alpino orientale

- Tettonica Alpina

- Condizionamento di strutture ereditate sullo sviluppo di grandi fenomeni franosi

- Analisi di superfici planetarie e corpi minori con particolare riguardo a Marte, Mercurio, satelliti ghiacciati di Giove (Europa e Ganimede) e comete.

Curriculum Vitae
Matteo Massironi (Padova, 1967) graduated in Geological Sciences in 1994 at Padua University and obtained the PhD in “Space Science and Technology” in 1998 at the same Univesity. Since December 2002 he teaches “Geological mapping”, “Satellite Remote Sensing” and “Planetary geology”at the University of Padua. From 2016 he is scientific coodinator and prime instructure for the PANGAEA geological training course for ESA Astronauts. He has been involved in several cartographic and field survey projects in the Italian Alps, North Africa (Anti Atlas Belt, Morocco), South America (Sierra Pampeanas, La Puna, Payunia, Argentina), Near East (Kura Basin; Georgia) and he contributed to the field surveys for the Brenner Basis Tunnel project transecting the Central Eastern Alps. He is deeply involved in space missions for planetary exploration beeing a team member of the following instruments mounted on ESA spacecrafts: SIMBIOSYS-Bepi-Colombo for the exploration of Mercury, (project scientist and coordinator of the “Surface and Composition Working Group” for the entire mission); CASSIS-Exo Mars for the exploration of the Martian surface (Co-Investigator); OSIRIS-WAC of the Rosetta mission to the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet (Associate Scientist) and JANUS-JUICE mission to Jovian satellites (Co-Investigator). His research interests include Remote Sensing methods, planetary geology, mountain belts tectonism, geo-structural analysis of fault zones, structural control on deep seated slope deformations. On these subjects he chaired various EGU and EPSC sessions. He is author or co-author of 105 ISI/Scopus publications and 15 geological maps. Awards: 2000-"Giuseppe and Paolo Gatto” Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei award for Alpine studies; 2017-the International Astronomical Union named Asteroid 11440 after "Massironi".

Research areas

Research Interest:

- Remote Sensing applications to geology,

- Planetary geology,

- Alpine tectonics,

- Geo-structural analysis of fault zones,

- Structural control on deep seated slope deformations.

Interessi di Ricerca

- Telerilevamento e sue applicazioni per la geologia

- Geologia planetaria

- Tettonica della catena Alpina.

- Analisi geo-strutturale di zone di faglia.

- Studio di deformazioni gravitative profonde di versante.

Elenco completo aggiornato (Gennaio 2016) al file allegato - Updated publication list (January 2016) in the attached file

Selezione di pubblicazioni degli ultimi 3 anni- Selected publications of the last three years

Scienze della Terra - Earth Sciences

- Zorzi, L., Massironi, M., Surian, N., Genevois, R., Floris, M. (2014). How multiple foliations may control large gravitational phenomena: A case study from the Cismon Valley, Eastern Alps, Italy. GEOMORPHOLOGY, 207, 149-160.
- Franceschi M., Massironi M., Franceschi P., Picotti V., (2014). Spatial analysis of thickness variability applied to an Early Jurassic carbonate platform in the central Southern Alps (Italy): a tool to unravel syn-sedimentary faulting. TERRA NOVA, 26, 239-246.
- Franceschi M.; Martinelli M.; Gislimberti L.; Rizzi A.; Massironi M. (2015). Integration of 3D modeling, aerial LiDAR and photogrammetry to study a synsedimentary structure in the Early Jurassic Calcari Grigi (Southern Alps, Italy). In EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, vol. 48.pp.527-539.

Carte Geologiche - Geological maps

- Schiavo A., Dal Piaz G.V., Monopoli B., Bistacchi B., Dal Piaz G., Massironi M., Toffolon G. (2015). Geology of the Brenner Pass-Fortezza transect, Italian Eastern Alps. JOURNAL OF MAPS, 11:1, 201-215.
- Dal Piaz G.V., Bistacchi A., Gianotti F., Monopoli B., Passeri L. et al. con rilievi Massironi M. (2015). Carta Geologica d'Italia - Foglio 70 Cervino 1:50.000. ISPRA - Servizio Geologico d'Italia.
- Traforti A., Massironi M., Zampieri D.(2015). Geo-structural map of the Laguna Blanca basin (Southern Central Andes, Catamarca, Argentina). JOURNAL OF MAPS, 1-12.

Scienze del Sistema Solare - Solar System Sciences

- Massironi, M., Di Achille, G. Rothery D. A., Galluzzi V., Giacomini L., Ferrari S., Zusi M., Cremonese G., Palumbo P. (2015). Lateral ramps and strike-slip kinematics on Mercury. In: Platz, T., Massironi, M., Byrne, P.K. & Hiesinger, H. (eds) Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 401, 269-290.
- Platz T., Byrne P.K., Massironi M., Hiesinger H., (2015). Volcanism and tectonism across the inner solar system: an overview. In: Platz, T., Massironi, M., Byrne, P. K. & Hiesinger, H. (eds) Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 401, 1-56.
- Thomas R.J.,Luchetti A., Cremonese C., Rothery D.A., Massironi M., Re C., Conway S.J., Anand M. (2015). A cone on Mercury: Analysis of a residual central peak encircled by an explosive volcanic vent. PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE 108, 108-116.
- Simioni E., Pajola M., Massironi M., Cremonese G. (2015). Phobos grooves and impact craters: A stereographic analysis. ICARUS, vol. 256, p. 90-100.
- Massironi, M. et al. (2015). Two independent and primitive envelopes of the bilobate nucleus of comet 67P. NATURE, vol. 526, p. 402-405.
- El-Maarry M.R, Thomas N., Gracia-Berná A., Marschall R., Auger A.-T., Groussin O., Mottola S., Pajola M., Massironi M. et al. (2015). Fractures on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko observed by Rosetta/OSIRIS. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, vol. 42, p. 5170-5178.

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): A21A06F37A59A1192CD3090BD60DA25D.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
SC1162 COMMON SCO2045621 10 2nd Year (2019/20) Second
SC1180 COMMON SCP8085501 6 2nd Year (2019/20) First
SC1180 COMMON SCO2045745 6 1st Year (2019/20) Second