Giulio Di Toro#

Giulio Di Toro
Membership Number:3463
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY

Present and Previous Positions
  • Full Professor of Structural Geology at the Department of Geosciences of the University of Padua (DG-UNIPD) and associated researcher at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV-Rome)
  • 2015 - 2017 Professor of Geology at the University of Manchester
  • 2010 Associate professor in Structural Geology, Padua University, Italy
  • 2007 - 2010 Associated collaborator at the PGP (Physics of Geological Processes) for the Centre of Excellence at Oslo University
  • 2007 - 2009 Associate Researcher, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, Italy
  • 2006 - 2010 Assistant professor in Structural Geology, Padua University, Italy
  • 2006 - 2009 Associated researcher for the Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy
  • 2005 Postdoctoral Research assistant at Padua University, Italy
  • 2003 Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University, USA
  • 2003 - 2005 Post-Doctoral Fellow in Earth Sciences at Padua University, Italy

Fields of Scholarship
  • Field studies of exhumed ancient seismic faults
  • Experiments that reproduce the extreme deformation conditions along a fault during an earthquake
  • Microstructural/geochemical investigations of natural and experimental fault products
  • Theoretical work for better understanding earthquake-related physico-chemical processes active during the seismic cycle

Honours and Awards
  • 2010 International Award Prof. Luigi Tartufari for Geology from the Accademia dei Lincei (Premio Internazionale Prof. Luigi Tartufari per la Geologia of the Accademia dei Lincei). Award based on scientific merits for Giulio Di Toro’s “innovative approach (and results) relative to the study of earthquake mechanics, based on the integration of field studies, microstructural and geochemical analysis of fault rocks, rock friction experiments under seismic deformation conditions and numerical models”. The prize was awarded on June 24 2010 by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano, and included a check of 12.500 Euro.
  • 2008 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Young Scientists of the European Geosciences Union – Award based on Scientific merits: “For Giulio Di Toro extraordinary contributions in fault and earthquake mechanics”.
  • 2008-2013 European Research Council – Starting Grant. PI of the project: Uncovering the Secrets of an Earthquake: Multidisciplinary Study of Physico-Chemical Processes During the Seismic Cycle (acronym USEMS, Project Nr. 205175). The project was within the 12 selected for granting over the 500 submitted in the broad field of Earth Sciences in year 2007. Size EURO 1.992.000.
  • 2010 Tartufari Prize for Geology of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • Member of Accademia Galileiana
  • Corresponding member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lince
  • Since April 2024 Vice-President of the Italian Geological Society

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