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Nicola Piana Agostinetti

Research Interests:

  • Seismic properties of the shallow crust
  • Subduction zones
  • Inverse problem: theory and applications
  • Seismic anisotropy
  • Geo-imaging via passive seismic techniques

Work experience:

2017 - present: Lise Meitner Senior Research Fellow at University of Vienna
2012 - present: Research Associate (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, INGV, Rome)
2012 - 2017: Research Fellow at Geophysics Section, School of Cosmic Physics, DIAS, Ireland
2005 - 2012: Researcher at INGV, Rome
2003 - 2005: PhD grant at INGV, project “Gruppo Nazionale Vulcanologia, GNV”
2001 - 2002: PhD grant at INGV, project “Progetto Nazionale Ricerche Antartide, PNRA”


2017-2018: Scientific coordinator: “MiT: Mines-in-Time, technical and commercial feasibility
study” funded by EIT-RawMaterials (€50,000)

2017-2019: Principal Investigator: “Seismic properties of the Vienna basin” funded by FWF
(Grant number: M 2218-N29, €160,000)

2015-2017: Principal Investigator: “Shallow crustal exploration using passive seismics:
bridging the gap between academic research and industrial-scale applications”.
Project funded by SFI € 95,000 (SFI Grant Number 14/IFB/2742)

2015-2020: Funded investigator: “iCRAG: Irish Center for Applied Geophysics” (

2012-2016: Principal Investigator: “SIM-CRUST: Seismic imaging and monitoring of the upper
crust: exploring the potential low-enthalpy geothermal resources of Ireland” project
funded by SFI € 563,974 (SFI Grant Number 11/SIRG/E2174,

 Veröffentlichungen (aus u:cris)

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Apulian crust: Top to bottom. / Amato, A; Bianchi, Irene; Piana Agostinetti, Nicola.

in: Journal of Geodynamics, Band 82, 2014, S. 125-137.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikel

Orogen-parallel variability in 3D seismicity distribution, Northern Apennines (Italy): Evidence for a slab tear fault? / Piccinini, D.; Piana Agostinetti, N.; Saccorotti, G.; Fiaschi, A.; Matassoni, L.; Morelli, M.

in: Journal of Geodynamics, Band 82, 2014, S. 110-117.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikel

The fate of the downgoing oceanic plate: Insight from the Northern Cascadia subduction zone. / Piana Agostinetti, Nicola; Miller, Meghan S.

in: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Band 408, 2014, S. 237-251.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikel


Combining controlled-source seismology and receiver function information to derive 3-D Moho topography for Italy. / Spada, Matteo; Bianchi, Irene; Kissling, Eduard; Piana Agostinetti, Nicola; Wiemer, S.

in: Geophysical Journal International, Band 194, Nr. 2, 2013, S. 1050–1068.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikel


The 2009 L'Aquila (central Italy) Mw6.3 earthquake : main shock and aftershocks. / Chiarabba, C.; Amato, A.; Anselmi, M.; Baccheschi, P.; Bianchi, I.; Cattaneo, M.; Cecere, G.; Chiaraluce, L.; Ciaccio, M. G.; De Gori, P.; De Luca, G.; Di Bona, M.; Di Stefano, R.; Faenza, L.; Govoni, A.; Improta, L.; Lucente, F. P.; Marchetti, A.; Margheriti, L.; Mele, F.; Michelini, A.; Monachesi, G.; Moretti, M.; Pastori, M.; Piana Agostinetti, N.; Piccinini, D.; Roselli, P.; Seccia, D.; Valoroso, L.

in: Geophysical Research Letters, Band 36, Nr. 18, L18308, 01.09.2009.

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Imaging the subducted slab under the Calabrian Arc, Italy, from receiver function analysis. / Agostinetti, Nicola Piana; Steckler, Michael S.; Lucente, Francesco Pio.

in: Lithosphere, Band 1, Nr. 3, 01.06.2009, S. 131-138.

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