Humboldt Awardee Claudio Faccenna Guest at GFZ

Humboldt Awardee Professor Claudio Faccenna

16.06.2015: Humboldt Awardee Professor Claudio Faccenna, Universitá degli studi Roma Tre, Italy, is guest for a visiting study with Prof. Onno Oncken (GFZ-Dept. Geological Systems).

Professor Faccenna has received the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Award 2015 of the Humboldt-Foundation as one of the internationally leading scientists in the field of geodynamics with an emphasis on active tectonics. His theme is the link between observing and quantifying deformation of the Earth’s lithosphere with the modelling of these processes employing numerical and experimental techniques in the laboratory.

Claudio Faccenna has particularly gained an internationally leading position in the understanding of the dynamics of the Earth’s surface as driven by processes within the Earth’s interior. During his stay in Germany, he intends to expand his most recent field of research, the deformation processes and mechanical aspects related to subduction and the corresponding topography evolution at the Earth’s plate boundaries..