Prof. Dr. Stefano Parolai

Stefano Parolai
Prof. Dr. Stefano Parolai

Function and Responsibilities:

Guest Scientist

  • on leave as Director of the Seismological Research Centre of the OGS Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale, Sgonico ( TS ), Italy
  • General Secretary of the European Seismological Commission

Research Interests:

  • Earthquake early warningand building monitoring
  • Site responseanalysis
  • Seismic hazard and risk
  • Multi-hazard


  • 2017 Director of the Seismological Research Center (CSR) at the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS) Trieste (Italy
  • 2015 Apl. Professor at the Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • 2012-2017 Head of Section 7.1 of the GFZ (Centre for Early Warning Systems) Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam (Germany)
  • 2011-2017 Coordinator of Central Asia Global Change Observatory of GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
  • 2004-2012 Senior scientist at GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (Germany)
  • 2000-2003 Post-doc at GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (Germany)


  • 2009 Habilitation at Technischen Universität Berlin
  • 1997 Phd Geophysics University of Genova (Italy)
  • 1993 Diplom in Geological Sciences University of Genova (Italy)