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Prof. Dr. Roberto Sulpizio

Roberto Sulpizio is Associate Professor in Volcanology at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Bari, Italy. In 1994 he received his doctorate in Geology from the University of Pisa.

Subsequently, he was awarded a scholarship from the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) for the geological investigation of the Somma-Vesuvius volcanic complex. Following a six-month stay at the Laboratoires des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environment (LSCE) in Gif sur Yvette, France, he worked as a research assistant at the Geomineral Faculty of the University of Pisa, at the Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse (IGG) of CNR in Pisa, and at the Vesuvius Observatory in Naples. Between 2000 and 2006 he was associate professor of Geochemistry, Volcanology and Volcanic Physics at the University of Calabria. He joined the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Bari in 2005, where he became associate professor of Volcanology in 2015.

Roberto Sulpizio's main research interests are the physical properties of volcanoes. Much of his work includes geological mapping and sediment investigation of pyroclastic and volcanic sediments, as well as distal tephra using large-scale laboratory experiments. He has a keen interest in the environmental effects and dangers of an explosive eruption. His knowledge of combining classical geological fieldwork with mathematical models makes him a perfect collaborator for Donald Dingwell's project "Magma to Tephra".

Roberto Sulpizio is a Visiting Fellow from September to October 2019 in the context of the CAS Research Group "Magma to Tephra: Ash in the Earth System" led by Prof. Dr. Donald B. Dingwell.