Dr Danilo Di Genova, PhD. Detailed CV.


I gained my MSc at the University of Roma Tre (Rome, Italy) in 2008 studying the rheological and electrical proprieties of peralkaline magmas.

I received my PhD from the University of Roma Tre in 2012 with a dissertation focused on magma degassing through an experimental investigation of physical and chemical properties of magmas.

I joined the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV, Naples, Italy) in 2013 and, afterwards, I joined as a PostDoc the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (Germany) until 2016. There, I explored the relationships between the structure of silicate melts and volcanic processes.

I was a Research associate at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol (UK) until 2018 working within the framework of the NERC/NSF large grant “Quantifying disequilibrium processes in basaltic volcanism” (DisEqm).

Research associate at the Institute of Non-Metallic Materials, Clausthal University of Technology (Germany) from 2018 to 2020.

Senior scientist – Akademischer Rat – at Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry and Geophysics (BGI), University of Bayreuth (Germany) until 2021.

From 2022, I am a senior scientist at Institute of Environmental Geology and Geoengineering (IGAG), National Research Council (CNR) of Italy.

Current research grants

  • ERC Consolidator Grant NANOVOLC “Nanoscale dynamics of volcanic processes: Experimental insights and numerical simulations of explosive eruptions”
    Principal investigator, European Research Council € 2M, National Research Council (CNR) of Italy.
  • Rheology of nanocrystal-bearing technical and natural silicate melts
    Principal investigator, German Research Foundation € 225K, Bayerisches Geoinstitut (Germany).
  • Rheology of nanocrystal-bearing technical and natural silicate melts
    Co-investigator, German Research Foundation € 230K, Technical University of Clausthal (Germany).

Professional services

Editorial Board Member Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.

Peer Review International Research Projects: PRIN “Projects of national interest” (Italy), German Research Foundation DFG (Germany).

Teaching qualification

2022. National Academic Qualification as Full Professor (Italy).

2018. National Academic Qualification as Associate Professor (Italy).

2016. Qualification Maître de conférences (Assistant Professor) in “Structure et évolution de la terre et des autres planets” (France).