Guido Ventura received a degree in geology from Pisa University, Pisa, Italy, and a Ph.D. degree from the Florence, Catania, Camerino, Cosenza University consortium. After receiving grants from the National Research Council, he became a Researcher at Osservatorio Vesuviano, Naples, Italy in 1995. He has worked as a Senior Researcher at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) since 2003. He also has served as an Assistant Professor in structural geology and tectonics, as invited speaker at international meetings and courses, and as convenor or part of the organizing committee of conferences. Ventura is the author and the coauthor of about 90 papers in international scientific journals and books as well as other 10 papers in national journals, scientific websites, and papers for students. He has given over 70 talks at conferences and workshops. Ventura has collaborated with and been the coordinator of national and international research projects financed by the Italian Civil Protection, CNR, Italian Ministry of Education University and Research, Regional agencies, UNESCO, and EU. He has worked for the IUCN-UNESCO, Belgian Science Policy Office, US NSF, and ESF. Ventura's research interests focus on several fields of Earth Science including volcanology and petrology, tectonics of volcanic and hydrothermal areas, geomorphology and surface dynamics, remote sensing, seismotectonics and volcanic seismicity, and marine geophysics and geodynamics.
Biography Updated on 15 May 2012