Domenico Giardini#

Membership Number:4872
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND

Present and Previous Positions

  • Full Professor of Seismology and Geodynamics at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland, since 1997
  • Doctorate in 1987 at the University of Bologna.
  • Postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University (1982-1986)
  • Researcher at the National Institute of Geophysics in Rome (1987-1992)
  • Associate Professor of Seismology at the University of Rome III (1992-1997)
  • Director of the Swiss Seismological Service until 2011
  • President of the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in 2011-2012
  • Directed the Swiss Competence Center for Environment and Sustainability (CCES) and now leads the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research – Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE)
  • Directed the Seismic Risk Sector of the Italian High Risk Commission and was a member of the Nuclear Earthquake Safety Commission of Switzerland

Fields of Scholarship
  • Planetology
  • Underground laboratories
  • Seismic hazard and risk analysis
  • Seismology
  • Induced seismicity
  • Research infrastructures
  • Geodynamics
  • Gravitational waves

Honours and Awards
  • President of the European Seismological Commission (ESC)
  • Chair of the International Federation of Seismic Networks (FDSN)
  • President of the International Association of Seismology & Physics of the Earth Interior (IASPEI)
  • Honorary Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society, UK
  • Visiting Professor, Caltech
  • Nanyang Visiting Professor at NTU, Singapore

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