Dr. Simona Pierdominici

Dr. Simona Pierdominici
Building A 69, Room 307
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

  • Research scientist
  • Downhole Logging acquisition and interpretation

Research Interests:

  • Present-day stress field of the Earth’s Crust
  • Fault zone drilling
  • Well Testing (leak-off test, hydraulic fracturing) interpretation
  • Downhole logging measurements, analysis and interpretation
  • Borehole core structural analysis
  • Characterization and identification of seismic active zones
  • Crustal deformation


2011-Present: Researcher at GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ), Section 4.2 Geomechanics and Scientific Drilling
2010-2011: Visiting Research at at GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ), Section 2.6 Seismic Hazard and Stress Field
2000-2011: Researcher at Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) - Rome, Italy


  • 2004  PhD in Geophsics, University of Bologna, Italy
  • 1999  Degree in Geology, University of Rome "La Sapienza". Italy


Ongoing Projects:

Completed Projects:
  • TRIDEC: Collaborative, Complex and Critical Decision-Support in Evolving Crises
  • Antarctic Geological Drilling (AnDrill, Southern McMurdo Sound)
  • Santa Maria delle Mole Drilling Project (Colli Albani, Italy)
  • ByMuR: Bayesian Multi-Risk assessment a case study for natural risks in the city of Naples
  • Crustal Imaging in Italy (MIUR-FIRB)


2007      National Science Foundation Antarctic Service Medal "in recognition of valuable contributions to exploration and Scientific achievement under the U.S. Antarctic Research Program"

2001      Ph.D. Fellowship awarded by University of Bologna, Italy

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