Giampiero Iaffaldano

Giampiero Iaffaldano

Guest Researcher


12/2007: PhD in Natural Sciences - Geophysics (summa cum laude), Ludwig–Maximilians University Munich, Germany.

01/2003: MSc in Physics (summa cum laude), University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy.



Employment history 

Since 01/06/2015: Associate Professor in Solid Earth Geophysics, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

01/02/2010 – 31/05/2015: Assistant Professor in Geophysics (tenured appointment), Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Australia.

15/01/2008 – 14/01/2010: Reginald A. Daly Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, USA.



Research-projects management 

Since 2005, I participated to research projects awarded a total equivalent of ~DKK 14,000,000 in funding. These grants have been awarded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (previously, the Danish Council for Independent Research) – Natural Sciences, the Villum Foundation – Denmark, the National Science Foundation – USA, the Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT, Chile), the Australian National University, the Australian Research Council, Geoscience Australia (Australian federal geological survey), DAAD (German federal agency for academic exchanges) and Bavarian Ministry of Research.

Since 2016, I have been appointed by the Geocenter Denmark to the position of chairman of the steering committee of DanSeis – Danish National Center for Seismic Instrumentation for application to terrestrial and marine environments.



Teaching tasks

Courses taught at the University of Copenhagen: Quantitative problem-solving in geosciences (since 2021, BSc curriculum), Geodynamics (since 2019, MSc curriculum), Mathematics for Geoscientists (2016 - 2020, BSc curriculum), Introduction to Solid Earth Geophysics (2017 - 2021, BSc curriculum, co-lecturing with Prof. Lars Nielsen), Solid Earth Geophysics part 2 (2015 - 2020, MSc curriculum), Plate kinematics and dynamics from the paleomagnetic to the geodetic time–scales (2017, PhD curriculum, co-lectured with with Prof. Eric Calais and Prof. Charles DeMets).

Courses taught at the Australian National University: Geophysics (2010, BSc curriculum), Plate tectonics and mantle dynamics (2010 - 2014, MSc curriculum), Physics of the Earth (2011 - 2014, BSc curriculum), EARTH: the physics and chemistry of our planet (2012 - 2014, BSc curriculum).



Services to the scientific community

Panel member for the Research Council of Norway (2019, 2020).

Past Associate editor of Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth.

Associate Editor of Geosphere (since 2013).

Past Associate editor of Annals of Geophysics.

Invited session–convener at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly and at the 34th International Geological Congress.

Reviewer of scientific articles submitted for publication to major international journals (Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Geology, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, Lithos, Nature, Nature Geoscience, Science, Tectonophysics).



Awards and honours 

2017: Elected member of the Young Academy of Europe (partner of Academia Europaea).

2012–2013: Panel member of the Australian Academy of Science Early/Mid–Career Researcher Forum.

2010: Ringwood Fellowship at the Australian National University.

2007: Thompson Postdoctoral Fellowship at the School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University (relinquished).

2007: Reginald A. Daly Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University.

2005: Elite Netzwerk PhD scholarship of the Bavarian Government.

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