ERC FP7: Giulio Di Toro

Download fileProject:  NOFEAR – New Outlook on seismic faults: From EARthquake nucleation to arrest

Giulio Di Toro


ERC Grantee: Giulio Di Toro

Department: Geosciences

Total Contribution: Euro 1.963.800,00

Project Duration in months: 66

Start Date: 01/07/2014
End Date: 01/01/2020

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Giulio Di Toro is Full Professor of Structural Geology at the Department of Geosciences and Associate Researcher at the National Institute of Geophysics e Volcanology (INGV, Rome), and Full Professor at the University of Manchester (UK). He completed his Master degree in Geology (1999) and his PhD in Earth Sciences (2003) at the University of Padova. He was then postdoctoral fellow at the University of Padova (2003-2005), visiting researcher at Kyoto University (in 2005 and in 2006), research consultant at INGV in Rome, associated researcher for the National Research Centre (CNR; 2006-2009), and obtained a permanent position at the University of Padua in 2006. Before studying geology, he played volleyball in professional teams and with Italian junior and senior national team (1987-1995).
His research activity focuses on the study of earthquake mechanics and has been performed in continuous collaboration with colleagues and young students and researchers with different background (geologists, rock experimentalists, engineers, physicists and seismologists). His research activities were supported by several national grants (e.g., the Italian Ministry of Education and Research, INGV, and Cariparo Foundation), as well as European and international grants, including a National Science Foundation project (USA: 2006-2008) and especially by two ERC grants: one Starting grant for the project USEMS: Uncovering the Secrets of an Earthquake: Multidisciplinary Study of Physico-Chemical Processes During the Seismic Cycle (2008-2013) and one Consolidator grant for the project NOFEAR: New Outlook on seismic faults: From EARthquake nucleation to arrest (2014-2019).
He published 84 papers in peer-reviewed journals (total citations 3473, h-index 32 according to Google Scholar) and he has been awarded several international prizes, including the Arne Richter Medal for Outstanding Young Scientists by the European Geosciences Union (2008), the Award for Tectonophysics Most Cited Article 2005 to 2010 by Elsevier (2010), and the International Award Prof. Luigi Tartufari for Geology by the Accademia dei Lincei (2010). He is member of the Academia Europeae (from 2013) and of the Accademia Galileiana di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in Padova (from 2014) for scientific merits.