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Dr. Francesco Maccaferri

Section 2.1: Physics of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Helmholtzstraße 6/7
Building H 7, room 320
14467 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-28795
e-mail: francesco.maccaferri(at)


About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

Post Doc

Research Interests:

Physics of fluid propagation/arrest (theoretical+experimental approach);
Sills formation, dikes/sills interaction;
Coulomb stress changes and "rate and state" models;
Induced and triggered seismicity (particularly in volcanic environments);


Jan. 2011 to Jun. 2012: Post-Doc, University of Hamburg, Germany
Jan. 2010 to Jan. 2011: Post-Doc, University of Bologna, Italy


2007-2009: PhD in Physics, University of Bologna, Italy
2000-2006: BSc and Master in Physics, University of Bologna, Italy (summa cum laude)


CCMP-POMPEI: Physics of magma propagation and emplacement, a multi-methodological investigation.


2009: Marco Polo Fellowship, University of Bologna