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Programme Commissions

The Commission of the Master’s Degree Course is currently formed by:
President: Prof. Adriano Ribolini
Vice President: Prof. Eusebio Stucchi
Vice-President: Prof. Simone Capaccioli
Secretary: Dr. Andrea Tognarelli
Didactic coordinator: Dr. Giuseppina Siniscalco


Dr. Mattia Aleardi
Prof. Carlo Baroni
Dr. Nicola Bienati
Prof. Andrea Caiti
Prof. Simone Capaccioli
Dr. Paolo Costantini
Prof. Marco Diani
Dr. Isidoro Ferrante
Dr. Chiara Frassi
Prof. Anna Gioncada
Prof. Michele Marroni
Prof. Luca Pandolfi
Dr. Stefano Roddaro
Dr. Michele Virgilio

the representatives elected biannually among the students enrolled in the Department of Earth Sciences of Pisa University.


The Joint tutors and students Teaching Board will remain in office for four years and is presently formed by:

President: Prof. Adriano Ribolini


Prof. Eusebio Stucchi
Dr. Andrea Tognarelli
Dr. Mattia Aleardi

Three of the student representatives elected biannually among those enrolled at the Department of Earth Sciences of Pisa University. According to the decision of the Academic Senate, in case none of the student representatives are elected, it will be possible to appoint three students from the Course.

The Graduation Board is formed by 5 university Research members (professors or researchers) of the University of Pisa, and of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Polytechnic of Milan. At least 3 of the members are tenured professors of the University of Pisa. For each individual candidate, the Graduation Board can be integrated with up to a maximum of 2 members, either University professors, or experts of high scientific or professional quality.
The President of the Graduation Board proposes the calendar of the degree sessions and the composition of the Commission for each examination session.

The Graduation Board is chaired by Prof. Alfredo Mazzotti.
Dr. Tiziana Ciomei (tel. 050.2215784, tiziana.ciomei@ assists the President of the Graduation Commission for administrative practices related to the final exam.


  • Webinar: "Petrolio dalle andesiti, Neuquén Basin, Argentina" by Sergio Rocchi
    This webinar is intended as a story of the field trip of the LASI 6 Conference (The physical geology of subvolcanic systems: laccoliths, sills and dykes, Malargüe, Mendoza Province, Argentina, 24-29 November 2019 - The webinar is not a report on a scientific study of a specific topic, but is structured as a presentation of the geological peculiarities of the Neuquén Basin, such as the enormous yet little known Quaternary volcanic province, the superb exposures of the Miocene sub-volcanic bodies, and the oil field with unconventional reservoirs, fundamental support of the economy of Argentina.
    The webinar is in Italian, with slides in English. Questions can be asked in English.
    Rivedi il Webinar su YouTube
  • Seminar about Ground-Penetrating radar and Glaciology

    The course of Radar Geomorphology organizes a seminar delivered by Prof. Emanuele Forte (University of Trieste): "GPR in Glaciology: potential and challenge"

    The seminar is planned for January 27th and will insight the possibility of GPR to image the interior of glaciers, to infer ice density distribution, locate brines and determine warm and cold domains. All are invited.




  • Discovering the subsurface of Mars


    Roberto Orosei will deliver a seminar inside the course of Radar Geomorphology: "Radar detection of subglacial water under the South polar cap of Mars"

    The seminar is scheduled for January 27th (Room C, 14 PM, Earth Sciences Department) and will illustrate the capability of GPRs mounted aboard ESA Mars Express and NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to explore the subsurface of Mars. All are invited, see you there.

    Seminario OROSEI




    The web portal for non-EU and EU-students application to the next Academic Year (2020-21) is operative. Please visit the site:

    and follow carefully the instructions required for registration and documents uploading. After a positive evaluation, applicants will be informed about enrolment procedure at the University of Pisa.

    Applications will be evaluated in three rounds; students positively evaluated in the first round will be considered for a scholarship granted by the University of Pisa.




    Dr. Gianluca Catanzariti (3D GEOIMAGING) will deliver a seminar inside the course of Radar Geomorphology

    "Non-conventional use of Ground Penetrating Radar: the example of the Italian research at Tutankhamon's tomb (KV62)"

    The seminar's abstract cna be find here.

    Students and researchers are invited on Thursday, the 12nd of December (09:15 am), Room E of the Department of Earth Sciences


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