Marco Viccaro

Associate Professor of [GEO/08]
Membership Section: Earth Sicnce section
Office: Palazzo Ramondetta - Corso Italia 57
Email: m.viccaro@unict.it
Phone: +39 095 7195741
Fax: +39 095 7195760
Web Site: www.volcanology-unict.it
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 15:00 to 16:00



Marco Viccaro took his Degree in Geological Sciences on October 9, 2003 (110 out of 110 cum laude) at the University of Genoa (Italy), disserting an experimental thesis in volcanology. On March 2007, he took the PhD in Petrography and Petrology at the University of Catania. During the period June 2008 – September 2015, MV has been Researcher in Geochemistry and Volcanology at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania (Italy). Since October 2015, MV is Associate Professor of Geochemistry and Volcanology (SSD GEO/08) at the University of Catania (Italy). On April 2017 MV obtained the National Scientific Habilitation for the role of Full Professor in the field of Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology, Volcanology, Georesources and Applications (SC A4/01). Since April 2016, MV is also affiliated to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (Section of Catania).

His research activity is chiefly focused on issues regarding magma genesis, nature and timescales of magma differentiation and ascent at distinct active volcanic systems on Earth. MV is involved in various multi-disciplinary scientific collaborations aimed at: 1) defining the role of active tectonics on volcanic processes, through structural/stratigraphic volcanological field surveys followed by data elaboration with GIS platforms; 2) studying the intratelluric dynamics of fluids (magma and/or gas) from the analysis of seismic signals; 3) developing of systems for geothermal energy exploitation with high performances; 4) characterizing stone materials of magmatic origin employed in buildings relevant for architecture and ceramic pastes.

For the academic year 2008/09, he held the course of Volcanological Field Survey (3 CFU) for the Specialist Degree in Geological Sciences at the University of Catania. Since the academic year 2009/10, he held at the same University the course of Geochemistry (6 CFU) for the Degree in Geological Sciences and the course of Regional Volcanology with Field Survey (9 CFU) for the Specialist Degrees in Geological Sciences and Geophysical Sciences. Since the academic year 2015/16, he held the course of Geothermal Resources and Applications (6 CFU) for the Specialist Degree in Geophysical Sciences. Since November 1, 2016 MV is President of the Master Degree Course in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Catania. He is advisor of about 80 theses, also at other National Universities, and tutor of 4 PhD thesis.

Within the framework of research transfer to the enterprises (Third Mission of the University), MV is proposer and Administrator of the EarTherm s.r.l., Spin-Off of the University of Catania that operates in the field of renewable energies with particular reference to low-enthalpy geothermal resources.

MV has participated to several national and international congresses, even as Convener of thematic sessions, and has coordinated or taken part actively to research projects such as PRIN and other ministerial programs, INGV-DPC, PRA. He is member of societies and groups that actively works in scientific research and its popularization in the field of volcanology, geochemistry and petrology (AIV, also as Member of the President Board for the years 2009-2011, IAVCEI, SIMP, GNP). He was awarded by the SIMP of the prestigious “Angelo Bianchi Award 2011” for his research achievements in the field of petrography and petrology. MV covers editorial roles in international journals and he is reviewer of several papers on journals. He is author of 203 publications, namely 60 articles on international journals and 143 conference proceedings.

EDUCATION AND TITLES

  • Degree in Geological Sciences (110 out of 110 cum laude), University of Genova (Italy), October 9, 2003. Thesis: Petrological characterization of Etnean lavas of the July-August 2001 eruption (in Italian). Advisors: Prof. L. Cortesogno and Prof. R. Cristofolini.
  • Ph.D. in Petrography and Petrology, University of Catania (Italy), March 1, 2007. Thesis: Genesis, differentiation and eruptive dynamics of Mt. Etna magmas. Advisor: Prof. R. Cristofolini.
  • Researcher in Geochemistry and Volcanology at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences, University of (Italy), since June 25, 2008 (D.R. n. 6440 of June 24, 2008).
  • Habilitation to Associate Professor in the field of Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology, Volcanology, Georesources and Applications (SC 04/A1, Call 2012, DD n. 222/2012) achieved on February 6, 2014.
  • Associate Professor of Geochemistry and Volcanology (SSD GEO/08) at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences, University of Catania (Italy), since October 1, 2015 (D.R. n. 2203 of July 7, 2015).
  • Affiliated at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Sezione di Catania, Osservatorio Etneo since April 1, 2016 (Decree n. 1/2016 and n. 314B/2017 of the Director of the Branch “Volcanoes” of INGV).
  • Habilitation to Full Professor in the field of Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology, Volcanology, Georesources and Applications (SC 04/A1, Call 2016, DD n. 1532/2016) achieved on April 10, 2017.

DIDACTICS

Didactics in Degree Courses

  • Nov 2008 – Oct 2009: Volcanological Field Survey (3 CFU) for the MSc Degree in Geological Sciences at the University of Catania (Italy).
  • Nov 2009 – present: Geochemistry (6 CFU) for the Bachelor Degree in Geological Sciences at the University of Catania (Italy).
  • Nov 2009 – present: Regional Volcanology and Volcanological Field Survey (9 CFU) for the MSc Degree in Geological Sciences and Geophysical Sciences at the University of Catania (Italy).
  • Nov 2015 – present: Geothermal Resources and Applications (6 CFU) for the MSc Degree in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Catania (Italy).
  • Member of the examination commissions for the following courses at the University of Catania: Geochemistry, Regional Volcanology and Field Survey, General and Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Volcanology, Petrology, Petrology of the Ore Deposits.
  • Member of the commissions for the Bachelor and MSc Degrees in Geological and Geophysical Sciences at the University of Catania.
  • Advisor of 80 theses for the Bachelor and MSc Degrees in Geological and Geophysical Sciences at the University of Catania.
  • Advisor of 3 theses for MSc Degree in Geological Sciences at others national Universities.

Didactics in PhD Courses

  • Nov 2009 – Oct 2012: Member of the PhD's Professors for the Course of Doctorate in Petrography and Petrology at the University of Catania (Italy).
  • Nov 2010 – Oct 2015: Member of the PhD's Professors for the Course of Doctorate in Earth Sciences at the University of Catania (Italy).
  • Nov 2013 – present: Member of the PhD's Professors for the Course of Doctorate in Geological Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Catania (Italy).
  • Tutor of 4 PhD Theses for the Course of Doctorate in Geological Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Catania (Italy).

Other didactic activities

  • Nov 2004 – Oct 2006: Lecturer in Mineralogy, Petrography, Volcanology and Geochemistry at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania (Italy).
  • Nov 2013 – present: Member of the Master of Science Committee at the Department of Geological Sciences of the Central Washington University (USA).

INVITED TALKS AND LECTURES

  • Invited Lectures at the Institut fur Geologie, Mineralogie und Geophysik, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (Germany) “Tracking gas-rich magma ascent at basaltic volcanoes: an exceptional case from the recent activity of Mount Etna”. March 4, 2008.
  • Invited Lectures at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Calabria (Cosenza, Italy) “Geochemical characteristics of Etnean magmas: inferences on the source zones and differentiation processes in magma chamber”. November 18, 2008.
  • Invited lesson at the International School of Volcanology “Explosive basaltic volcanism: the case studies of Mt. Etna and Hyblean Plateau” organized by the AIV in collaboration with INGV for the lesson “Dynamics of magma ascent in basaltic volcanoes” (Nicolosi, Italy). September 27 – Oct 1, 2010.
  • Keynote Speaker at the AIV-SGI-SIMP-SoGeI Congress 2017 - Geosciences: a tool in a changing world with the presentation “How the modern Etna plumbing system works: messages from the crystal cargo of recently erupted volcanic rocks”. Pisa, September 3-6.
  • Keynote Speaker at the SGI-SIMP 2018 Congress - Geosciences for the environment, natural hazards and cultural heritage with the presentation “Natural clocks in volcanic rocks! Untangling magmatic processes fixing their tempo: what we have learned from the 2011-16 activity at Etna”. Catania, Spetember 12-14.
  • Invited Lectures at the Institute of Geothermal Sciences of the Kyoto University (Japan) “Our hot (and cool) Planet – The importance of exploiting high-grade and low-grade geothermal resources for a sustainable social and economic growth of the Earth. Kyoto (Japan), November 8, 2018.
  • Invited Conference from the Italian Institute of Culture of Osaka (Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation) “Il vulcano Etna: un gigante al centro del Mediterraneo con il quale l’Uomo ha imparato a convivere”. Osaka (Japan), November 10, 2018.

INSTITUTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ROLES

  • Dec 2011 – Oct 2014: Secretary of the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania.
  • Nov 2012 – present: Secretary of the MSc Degree Course in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Catania.
  • Nov 2013 – present: Reference Professor for the Course of Doctorate in Earth Sciences and of the Environment at the University of Catania (Italy).
  • Nov 2014 - present: Secretary of the PhD Course in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Catania.
  • Nov 2016 – Oct 2020: President of the Specialist Degree Course in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Catania (Italy).
  • Jun 2020 - present: Component of the Directive Board of the National College of Presidents of the Courses in Geological and Geophysical Sciences (Coll.GEO).
  • Nov 2020 – present: President of the Specialist Degree Course in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Catania (Italy).

COORDINATION AND PARTECIPATION TO RESEARCH CENTERS

  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Interuniversity Center for the Researches in Volcanology (CIRVULC) nominated on January 30, 2015 by the Rector of the University of Catania (co-founder University of CIRVULC).
  • Elected member of the Managing Board of the Interuniversity Center for the Researches in Volcanology (CIRVULC) for the University of Catania.

COORDINATION OF RESEARCH COLLABORATORS

  • Sep 2010 – Aug 2011: Tutor of Dr. Eugenio Nicotra, Post-Doc Fellow SSD GEO/08 at the University of Catania for the theme: “Geochemical characteristics, ascent dynamics and eruptive styles of magmas in the Etnean feeding system”.
  • Mar 2012 – Feb 2014: Co-Tutor of Dr. Eugenio Nicotra, Post-Doc Fellow SSD GEO/08 at the University of Calabria for the theme: “Petrographic and geochemical characteristics of magmatic systems in rift settings”.
  • Nov 2013 – Feb 2017: Tutor of Dr. Marisa Giuffrida, PhD candidate in Geological Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Catania. Title of the PhD thesis: “Degassing of CO2-rich basic magmatic systems: implications on phase equilibria and dynamics of volcanic processes”.
  • Feb 2015 – Apr 2016: Co-Tutor of Dr. Eugenio Nicotra, Post-Doc Fellow SSD GEO/08 at the University of Calabria for the theme: “Geochemical characteristics, ascent dynamics and eruptive styles of magmas in the Lipari-Vulcano volcanic system”.
  • Sep 2016 – Nov 2016: Tutor of Dr. Salvatore Urso, Research Fellow at the University of Calabria for the theme: “Elaboration of volcanological and geophysical data of the 2011-2014 eruptive cycle at Etna".
  • Nov 2017 – present: Tutor of Dr. Francesco Zuccarello, PhD candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Catania. Title of the PhD thesis: “Ascent rates vs. degassing in basic volcanic systems: quantification of the parameter tempo as primary factor controlling the explosivity of eruptions".
  • Feb 2019 – present: Tutor of Dr. Marisa Giuffrida, Post-Doc Fellow SSD GEO/08 at the University of Catania for the theme: “Avant-garde textural and micro-compositional characterization of crystals in volcanic ashes”.
  • Nov 2019 - present: Tutor of Dr. Giovanni Floridia, PhD candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Catania. Title of the PhD thesis: “Sicily as a pilot region for microzonation of the low enthalpy geothermal potential”. PhD fellow funded by PON-POC 2014-20 "Innovative doctorates with industrial characterization".
  • Nov 2020 – present: Tutor of Dr. Marta Minniti, PhD candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Catania. Title of the PhD thesis: “Dynamics of triggering of explosive activity at Stromboli volcano: nature and sptial-temporal contraints of processes with implications for the setup of the Early Warning system”.

COORDINATION AND PARTECIPATION TO RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • PRIN 2005 (National Interest Research Projects): “Magma ascent and dynamic of eruptions”, as Ph.D. student at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania (Italy). Coordinator of the Local Unit: R. Cristofolini.
  • Projects of the University of Catania 2005-2006: “The recent Etnean eruptive manifestations in the picture of the volcanism in the area”, as Ph.D. student at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania (Italy). Coordinator: R. Cristofolini.
  • INGV – DPC Projects 2005-2006 (National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology – Department for Civil Defence): “Researches on active volcanoes, precursors, scenarios, hazard and risk, sub-project V3_6 Etna: Plumbing system and structure of the volcano from the lithosphere to the surface”, as Ph.D. student and Research Fellow at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania (Italy). Coordinator: R. Cristofolini.
  • INGV – DPC Projects 2007-2009 (National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology – Department for Civil Defence): “Project V3_LAVA, Realization of the lava flow invasion hazard map at Mt. Etna and methods for its dynamic update, sub-project V3_02: Vent opening probability map”, as Research Scientist at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania (Italy). Coordinator: S. Gresta.
  • Projects of the University of Catania 2007: “Differentiation processes and characteristics of the Etnean magma sources in relation to the ascent mechanisms and eruptive styles”, as Research Scientist at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania (Italy). Coordinator: R. Cristofolini.
  • Projects of the University of Catania 2008-2011: “Characteristics of the source and evolutionary processes of the Etna magmas”, as Research Scientist the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania (Italy). Coordinator: M. Viccaro.
  • Annual project for the diffusion of the scientific knowledge (Legge 6/2000), year 2010: “An expositive and multimedial travel to discover heritage of the Sicilian museums: fossils, minerals and volcanic rocks”, as Research Scientist the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania (Italy). Coordinator: A. Rosso.
  • Projects of the University of Catania 2012: “Dynamics of magma ascent and eruption constrained on the basis of textural development and compositional changes in phenocrysts of basic systems”, as Research Scientist at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania (Italy). Coordinator: M. Viccaro.
  • INGV – DPC Projects 2014-2015 (National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology – Department for Civil Defence): “Project V_3: Multi-disciplinary analysis of the relationships between tectonic structures and volcanic activity; Task 3: Relationships between regional tectonic structures and the Vulcano-Lipari system; WP11: Relationships between tectonic features and volcanic activity in the southern sector of the Aeolian Arc”, as Research Scientist at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania. Coordinator: R. De Rosa.
  • Projects of the University of Catania (FIR 2014, selection on the basis of peer-review): "Dynamics of evolution, ascent and emplacement of basic magmas: case studies form the eruptive manifestations of Eastern Sicily”, as Research Scientist at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania. Coordinator: M. Viccaro.
  • Projects of the University of Catania (Triennial Research Plan 2016-18): “Magma ascent in basic volcanic systems: definition of the chemical, physical and kinetics parameters for the development of energetic eruptions” (first year), at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania. Coordinator: M. Viccaro.
  • Project “REUCET - Recovering and using of Etnean volcanic ashes” (granted by Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare), aimed at developing new technologies for the recovering, recycling, and treatment of wastes not included in categories already covered by a consortium of production chain, at the product ecodesign and the right management of the related wastes (24 months), Coordinator: P. Roccaro (DICAR, UniCT), responsible for the DSBGA: M. Viccaro.
  • Projects of the University of Catania (Triennial Research Plan 2016-18): “Magma ascent in basic volcanic systems: definition of the chemical, physical and kinetics parameters for the development of energetic eruptions” (second year), at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania. Coordinator: M. Viccaro.
  • Projects of the University of Catania (PIACERI 2020-22) “PAROSSISMA - Multi-parametric approach for the study of paroxysmal eruptions in open-conduit volcanic systems”, at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania. Coordinator: M. Viccaro.

EVALUATION OF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Member of the Expert Panel for the evaluation of international research projects for the National Science Fundation (United States of America).
  • Member of the Expert Panel for the evaluation of international research projects for the Natural Environment Research Council (United Kingdom).
  • Member of the Expert Panel for the evaluation of international research projects for the Swiss National Science Foundation (Switzerland).
  • Independent Expert Evaluator for the European Commission within the framework of the Research and Development Program Horizon 2020.
  • Member of the REPRISE (Register of Expert Peer Reviewers for Italian Scientific Evaluation) for the sections “base research”, “industrial research”, and “diffusion of the scientific knowledge”.
  • Reviewer for the evaluation of scientific publications submitted by the Institutions for the VQR 2011-2014.
  • Member of the Expert Panel for the evaluation of proposals for PhD fellows within the framework of the Programma Operativo Nazionale Ricerca e Innovazione 2014-2020 e del Piano Stralcio Ricerca e Innovazione 2015-2017.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

  • May – Aug 2002: Beneficiary of “Funding for training of researcher at high-qualification research centres” granted from the University of Genova (Italy).
  • Jan – Apr 2003: Beneficiary of “Funding for training of researcher at high-qualification research centres” granted from the University of Genova (Italy).
  • Feb 2011: Elsevier Top-50 most cited articles published in Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research between January 2006 and February 2011” for the paper “Viccaro et al. (2006), Magma mixing during the 2001 event at Mount Etna (Italy): Effects on the eruptive dynamics.
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 149, 139-159.
  • Winner of the “Angelo Bianchi Award 2011” granted by the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology for achievements in petrography and petrology.
  • Certificate of merit released by UnionCamere Sicilia for the activities of the Innovative Start-up EarTherm s.r.l.

ORGANIZING SKILLS

  • Sept 2009: Convener at Geoitalia 2009 – 7th Italian Forum of Earth Sciences, Rimini (Italy), for the session “Dynamics of volcanic systems from magma genesis to eruption”. Co-Convener: R. Cristofolini and L. Francalanci.
  • Sept 2010: Member of the Organizing Committee of the International School of Volcanology “Explosive basaltic volcanism: the case studies of Mt. Etna and Hyblean Plateau” organized by the AIV in collaboration with INGV, Nicolosi (Italy), Sept 27 – Oct 1.
  • June 2011: Member of the Organizing Committee of the “Rittmann Conference for young researchers” organized by the AIV in collaboration with INGV-CT, Nicolosi (Italy), June 7 -9.
  • Sept 2011: Member of the Scientific Panel at the 8° Italian Forum of Earth Sciences, Torino (Italy).
  • Sept 2011: Convener at Geoitalia 2011 – 8th Italian Forum of Earth Sciences, Torino (Italy), for the session “The contribution of microanalysis to the study of volcanic systems”. Co-Convener: M. Pompilio.
  • Dec 2012: Member of the Scientific Panel at the A. Rittmann Conference organized by the AIV in collaboration with INGV. Nicolosi (Italy), December 12-14.
  • Aug 2013: Convener at the Goldschmidt Conference 2013, Florence (Italy), for the session: Mt. Etna from source to surface: deciphering how a complex basaltic magma storage and transport system works”. Co-Conveners: W.A. Bohrson, A. Paonita, G. Puglisi.
  • Sep 2013: Convener at Geoitalia 2013 – 9th Italian Forum of Earth Sciences, Pisa (Italy), for the session “Lessons from the observation of recent eruptions”. Co-Conveners: R. Cioni (University of Pisa), Mike Burton (INGV – Section of Pisa), Maurizio Ripepe (University of Firenze).
  • Sep 2014: Convener the SGI-SIMP Congress 2014 for the session “Volcano laboratories: where geology, geophysics and geochemistry gather together”. Milano, September 10-12. Co-Conveners: Giuseppe De Natale (INGV – Osservatorio Vesuviano).
  • Oct 2014: Member of the Scientific Panel at the A. Rittmann Conference organized by the AIV in collaboration with INGV. Nicolosi (Italy), October 29-31.
  • Oct 2014: Convener at the A. Rittmann Conference for the session “Feeding and ascent dynamics of magmas”. Nicolosi, October 29-31. Co-Conveners: Paola Donato (Università della Calabria), Patrizia Landi (INGV - Sezione di Pisa).
  • Sep 2015: Member of the Scientific Panel at the SIMP-AIV-SoGei-SGI Congress “Dynamic Planet: developments and perspectives 100 years after Wegener”. Firenze, September 2-4.
  • Sep 2018: Member of the Scientific Panel at the SGI-SIMP Congress - Geosciences for the environment, natural hazards and cultural heritage. Catania, September 12-14.
  • Sep 2018: Convener at Cities on Volcanoes 10 for the sesison “Multi-method approaches to screen storage, activation, and transport in magmatic systems”. Napoli, September 2-7. Co-Conveners: Daniele Carbone (INGV – Osservatorio Etneo), Tarsilo Girona (California Institute of Technology), Maren Kahl (University of Iceland), Teresa Ubide (The University of Queensland), Sylvie Vergniolle (IPGP).
  • Nov 2018: Member of the Organizing Committee “Low Enthalpy Gethermal Energy: new perspectives for a sustainable energetic development". Organizers: Regione Siciliana, Università di Catania, AICCRE, EarTherm srl, Elettrosystem srl, Hitec2000 srl. University of Catania, November 30.
  • Jan 2019: Convener at the Rittmann Conference for Young Researchers for the session “Magmas and Feeding Systems”. Roma, January 30 – February 1. Co-Convener: Paola Donato (Università della Calabria).

EDITORIAL ACTIVITY

  • Jul 2013 – Dec 2015: Associate Editor of the ISI journal “Periodico di Mineralogia” (Impact Factor 2014 = 0.464).
  • Jul 2013 – Oct 2018: Associate Editor of the international journal “Advances in Chemistry” for the subsection “Geochemistry” (Hindawi Publishing Corporation).
  • May 2014 – Apr 2015: Associate Editor of the international journal “Petrologia” (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute).
  • May 2015 – Apr 2018: Associate Editor of the international journal “Geosciences” (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, first term).
  • Apr 2018 – present: Associate Editor of the international journal “Geosciences” (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, second term).
  • Mar 2017 – present: Review Editor for “Frontiers in Earth Science – Volcanology” (Frontiers – Nature Publishing Group).
  • Aug 2018 – present: Editor-in-Chief of the international journal “Sci” (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute).
  • Nov 2018 – present: Associate Editor of the international journal “Journal of Chemistry” (Hindawi Publishing Corporation).
  • May 2019 - presente: Associate Editor of the international journal “Scientific Reports” (Springer Nature).
  • Guest Editor for Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana, volume 35, supplement 2, July 2015 (SIMP-AIV-SoGei-SGI Congress).
  • Reviewer for the following international journals: Nature Communications, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Journal of Petrology, Geology, Lithos, Bulletin of Volcanology, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Chemical Geology, Terra Nova, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, G-cubed, American Mineralogist, Mineralogy and Petrology, International Journal of Earth Sciences, International Geology Review, Central European Journal of Geosciences, X-Ray Spectrometry, Geosciences, Periodico di Mineralogia, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, Italian Journal of Geosciences.

ACTIVITY IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

  • Jan 2003 – present: Member of Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology (SIMP).
  • Jan 2004 – Dec 2006: Member of the Italian Group of Volcanology (GIV).
  • Nov 2004 – present: Member of National Group of Petrography (GNP).
  • Jan 2005 – present: Member of International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth Interior (IAVCEI).
  • Jan 2007 – present: Member of Italian Association of Volcanology (AIV).
  • Jan 2009 – December 2014: Member of the President Board of the Italian Association of Volcanology (AIV).
  • Science Officer of the Division "Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology, Volcanology" (GMPV) of the European Geosciences Union.

ANALYTICAL AND TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Scientific responsible of the SEM-EDS/WDS laboratory at the Department of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Catania (Italy).
  • Excellent theoretical and technical knowledge of the following analytical methods: XRF, XRD, ICP-MS, SEM-EDS/WDS, EMP.
  • Excellent theoretical and good technical knowledge of the following analytical methods: TIMS, LA-ICP-MS, SIMS.
  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of hardware and technical softwares for Macintosh and Windows platforms.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS (total 205)

ARTICLES ON PEER-REVIEWED INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS (Total 62)

  1. Viccaro M., Ferlito C., Cortesogno L., Cristofolini R., Gaggero L. (2006). Magma mixing during the 2001 event at Mount Etna (Italy): effects on the eruptive dynamics. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 149, 139-159, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2005.06.004.
  2. Viccaro M., Ferlito C., Cristofolini R. (2007). Amphibole crystallization in the Etnean feeding system: mineral chemistry and trace element partitioning between Mg-hastingsite and alkali basaltic melt. European Journal of Mineralogy, 19 (4), 499-511, doi: 10.1127/0935-1221/2007/0019-1747.
  3. Viccaro M. (2007). Genesis, differentiation and eruptive dynamics of Mt. Etna magmas. Plinius, 33, 239-246.
  4. Ferlito C., Viccaro M., Cristofolini R. (2008). Volatile-induced magma differentiation in the plumbing system of Mt. Etna volcano (Italy): evidence from glass in tephra of the 2001 eruption. Bulletin of Volcanology, 70, 455-473, doi: 10.1007/s00445-007-0149-y.
  5. Viccaro M., Cristofolini R. (2008). Nature of mantle heterogeneity and its role in the short-term geochemical and volcanological evolution of Mt. Etna (Italy). Lithos, 105 (3-4), 272-288, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2008.05.001.
  6. Viccaro M., Ferlito C., Cristofolini R. (2008). Complex evolution processes in the upper feeding system of Mt. Etna as revealed by the geochemistry of recent lavas. Periodico di Mineralogia, 77 (3), 21-42, doi: 10.2451/2008PM0017.
  7. Ciliberto E., Crisafulli C., Manuella F.C., Samperi F., Scirè S., Scribano V., Viccaro M., Viscuso E. (2009). Aliphatic hydrocarbons in metasomatized gabbroic xenoliths from Hyblean diatremes (Sicily): genesis in a serpentinite hydrothermal system. Chemical Geology, 258 (3-4), 258-268, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2008.10.029.
  8. Scribano V., Viccaro M., Cristofolini R., Ottolini L. (2008). Metasomatic events recorded in ultramafic xenoliths from the Hyblean area (Southeastern Sicily, Italy). Mineralogy and Petrology, 95, 235-250, doi: 10.1007/s00710-008-0031-4.
  9. Viccaro M., Scribano V., Cristofolini, R., Ottolini, L., Manuella F.C. (2009). Primary origin of some trachytoid magmas: inferences from naturally quenched glasses in hydrothermally metasomatized gabbroic xenoliths (Hyblean area, Sicily). Lithos, 113, 659-672, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2009.06.037.
  10. Ferlito C., Viccaro M., Cristofolini R. (2009). Volatile-rich magma injection into the feeding system during the 2001 eruption of Mt. Etna (Italy): its role on explosive activity and change in rheology of lavas. Bulletin of Volcanology, 71, 1149-1158, doi: 10.1007/s00445-009-0290-x.
  11. Ferlito C., Viccaro M., Nicotra E., Cristofolini R. (2009). Comment on: “Complex magma dynamics at Mount Etna revealed by seismic, thermal, and volcanological data” by B. Behncke, S. Falsaperla, and E. Pecora. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, B12204, doi:10.1029/2009JB006511.
  12. Barone G., Belfiore C.M., Mazzoleni P., Pezzino A., Viccaro M. (2010). A volcanic inclusions based approach for provenance studies of archaeological ceramics: application to pottery from Southern Italy. Journal of Archaeological Science, 37, 713-726, doi:10.1016/j.jas.2009.11.002.
  13. Viccaro M., Giacomoni P.P., Ferlito C., Cristofolini R. (2010). Dynamics of magma supply at Mt. Etna volcano (Southern Italy) as revealed by textural and compositional features of plagioclase phenocrysts. Lithos, 116, 77-91, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2009.12.012.
  14. Belfiore C.M., Di Bella M., Triscari M., Viccaro M. (2010). Production technology and provenance study of archaeological ceramics from relevant sites in the Alcantara River Valley (North-eastern Sicily, Italy). Materials Characterization, 61, 440-451, doi: 10.1016/j.matchar.2010.01.012.
  15. Nicotra E., Viccaro M., Ferlito C., Cristofolini R. (2010). Influx of volatiles into shallow reservoirs at Mt. Etna volcano (Italy) responsible for halogen-rich magmas. European Journal of Mineralogy, 22, 121-138, doi:10.1127/0935-1221/2010/0022-1991.
  16. Belfiore C.M., La Russa M.F., Mazzoleni P., Pezzino A., Russo L.G., Viccaro M. (2010). Technological study of "ghiara" mortars from the historical city centre of Catania (Eastern Sicily, Italy) and petro-chemical characterisation of raw materials. Environmental Earth Sciences, 61, 995-1003, doi:10.1007/s12665-009-0418-5.
  17. Ferlito C., Viccaro M., Nicotra E., Cristofolini R. (2010). Relationship between the sector collapse of the South East Crater (Etna, Italy) and the paroxysmal event of November 16, 2006. Bulletin of Volcanology, 72, 1179-1190, doi:10.1007/s00445-010-0384-5.
  18. Viccaro M., Nicotra E., Millar I.L., Cristofolini R. (2011). The magma source at Mount Etna volcano: perspectives from the Hf isotope composition of historic and recent lavas. Chemical Geology, 281, 343-351, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.12.020.
  19. Nicotra E., Ferlito C., Viccaro M., Cristofolini R. (2011). Volcanic geology and petrology of the Val Calanna succession (Mt. Etna, Southern Italy): discovery of a new eruptive center. Periodico di Mineralogia, 80, 287-307, doi:10.2451/2011PM0021.
  20. Brancato A., Gresta S., Alparone S., Andronico D., Bonforte A., Caltabiano T, Cocina O., Corsaro R.A., Cristofolini R., Di Grazia G., Distefano G., Ferlito C., Gambino S., Giammanco S., Greco F., Napoli R., Sandri L., Selva J., Tusa G., Viccaro M. (2011). Application of BET_EF at Mount Etna: a retrospective analysis (years 2001-2005). Annals of Geophysics, 54, 5, 642-661, doi:10.4401/ag-5346.
  21. Ferlito C., Viccaro M., Nicotra E., Cristofolini R. (2012). Regimes of magma recharge and their control on the eruptive behaviour during the 2001-2005 period at Mt. Etna (Italy). Bulletin of Volcanology, 74, 533-543, doi:10.1007/s00445-011-0537-1.
  22. Viccaro M., Giuffrida M., Nicotra E., Ozerov A.Yu. (2012). Magma storage, ascent and recharge history prior to 1991 eruption at Avachinsky volcano, Kamchatka, Russia: inferences on the plumbing system geometry. Lithos, 140-141, 11-24, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2012.01.019.
  23. Brancato A., Gresta S., Sandri L., Selva J., Marzocchi W., Alparone S., Andronico D., Bonforte A., Caltabiano T., Cocina O., Corsaro R.A., Cristofolini R., Di Grazia G., Distefano G., Ferlito C., Gambino S., Giammanco S., Greco F., Napoli R., Tusa G., Viccaro M. (2012). Quantifying probabilities of eruption at a well-monitored active volcano: an application to Mount Etna (Sicily, Italy). Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata, 53, 55-74, doi:10.4430/bgta0040.
  24. Nicotra E., Viccaro M. (2012). Unusual magma storage conditions at Mt. Etna (Southern Italy) as evidenced by the emission of plagioclase megacryst-bearing lavas: implications for the volcano plumbing system. Bulletin of Volcanology, 74, 795-815, doi:10.1007/s00445-011-0566-9.
  25. Nicotra E., Viccaro M. (2012). Transient uprise of gas and gas-rich magma batches fed the pulsating behaviour of the 2006 eruptive episodes at Mt. Etna volcano. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 227-228, 102-118, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.03.004.
  26. Mazziotti Tagliani S., Nicotra E., Viccaro M., Gianfagna A. (2012). Halogen-dominant mineralization at Mt. Calvario dome (Mt. Etna) as a response of volatile flushing into the magma plumbing system. Mineralogy and Petrology, 106, 89-105, doi:10.1007/s00710-012-0215-9.
  27. Wulf S., Keller J., Paterne M., Mingram J., Lauterbach S., Opitz S., Sottili G., Albert P., Satow C., Viccaro M., Brauer A. (2012). The 100-133 ka record of Italian explosive volcanism and revised tephrochronology of Lago Grande di Monticchio. Quaternary Science Reviews, 58, 104-123, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.10.020.
  28. Giacomoni P.P., Ferlito C., Alesci G., Coltorti M., Monaco C., Viccaro M., Cristofolini R. (2012). A common feeding system of the NE and S rifts as revealed by the bilateral 2002/2003 eruptive event at Mt. Etna (Sicily, Italy). Bulletin of Volcanology, 74, 2415-2433, doi:10.1007/s00445-012-0672-3.
  29. Barone P.M., Mattei E., Proietti C., Pettinelli E., Ferrara C., Lauro S.E., Viccaro M. (2013). Ground Penetrating Radar technique to investigate historic eruptions on the Mt. Etna volcano (Sicily, Italy). 2013 7th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR), 219-224, doi:10.1109/IWAGPR.2013.6601549.
  30. Kahl M., Chakraborty S., Costa F., Pompilio M., Liuzzo M., Viccaro M. (2013). Compositionally zoned crystals and real-time degassing data reveal changes in magma transfer dynamics during the 2006 summit eruptions of Mt. Etna. Bulletin of Volcanology, 75, art. 692, 14 pp., doi:10.1007/s00445-013-0692-7.
  31. Scordari F., Schingaro E., Ventruti G., Nicotra E., Viccaro M. (2013). Mazziotti Tagliani S., Fluorophlogopite from Piano Concazze (Mt. Etna, Italy): crystal chemistry and implications for the crystallization conditions. American Mineralogist, 98, 1017-1025, doi:10.2138/am.2013.4225.
  32. Catalano S., Tortorici L., Viccaro M. (2014). Regional tectonic control on large size explosive eruptions: insights into the Green Tuff ignimbrite unit of Pantelleria. Journal of Geodynamics, 73, 23-33, doi:10.1016/j.jog.2013.10.008.
  33. Belfiore C.M., La Russa F.M., Barca D., Galli G., Pezzino A., Ruffolo S.A., Viccaro M., Fichera G.V. (2014). A trace element study for the provenance attribution of ceramic artefacts: the case of Dressel 1 amphorae from a late-Republican ship. Journal of Archaeological Science, 43, 91-104, doi:10.1016/j.jas.2013.12.015.
  34. Viccaro M., Garozzo I., Cannata A., Di Grazia G., Gresta S. (2014). Gas burst vs. gas-rich magma recharge: a multidisciplinary study to reveal factors controlling triggering of the recent paroxysmal eruptions at Mt. Etna. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 278-279, 1-13, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.04.001.
  35. Nicotra E., Viccaro M., De Rosa R., Sapienza M.S. (2014). Volcanological evolution of the Rivi-Capo Volcanic Complex at Salina, Aeolian Islands: magma storage processes and ascent dynamics. Bulletin of Volcanology, 76, article number 840, 24 pp., doi: 10.1007/s00445-014-0840-8.
  36. Viccaro M., Calcagno R., Garozzo I., Giuffrida M., Nicotra E. (2015). Continuous magma recharge at Mt. Etna during the 2011 – 2013 period controls the style of volcanic activity and compositions of erupted lavas. Mineralogy and Petrology, 109, 67-83, doi:10.1007/s00710-014-0352-4.
  37. Viccaro M., Nicotra E., Urso S. (2015). Production of mildly alkaline magmas in complex ocean ridge settings: perspectives form the 2010 primitive basalts erupted at the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Iceland. Journal of Geodynamics, 91, 51-64, doi:10.1016/j.jog.2015.08.004.
  38. Viccaro M., Giuffrida M., Nicotra E., Cristofolini R. (2016). Timescales of magma storage and migration recorded by olivine crystals in basalts of the March-April 2010 eruption at Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Iceland. American Mineralogist, 101, 222-230, doi:10.2138/am-2015-5365.
  39. Mandarano M., Paonita A., Martelli M., Viccaro M., Nicotra E., Millar I.L. (2016). Revealing magma degassing below closed-conduit active volcanoes: geochemical features of volcanic rocks versus fumarolic fluids at Vulcano (Aeolian Islands, Italy). Lithos, 248-251, 272-287, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2016.01.026.
  40. Viccaro M., Barca D., Bohrson W.A., D’Oriano C., Giuffrida M., Nicotra E., Pitcher B.W. (2016). Crystal residence times from trace element zoning in plagioclase reveal changes in magma transfer dynamics at Mt. Etna during the last 400 years. Lithos, 248-251, 309-323, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2016.02.004.
  41. Viccaro M., Zuccarello F., Cannata A., Palano, M., Gresta S. (2016). How a complex basaltic volcanic system works: constraints from integrating seismic, geodetic and petrological data at Mt. Etna volcano during the July-August 2014 eruption. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, 121, 5659-5678, doi:10.1002/2016JB013164.
  42. Vona A., Di Piazza A., Nicotra E., Romano C., Viccaro M., Giordano, G. (2017). The complex rheology of megacryst-rich magmas: the case of the mugearitic “cicirara” lavas of Mt. Etna volcano. Chemical Geology, 458, 48-67, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.03.029.
  43. Kahl M., Viccaro M., Ubide T., Morgan D., Dingwell D.B. (2017). A branched magma feeder system during the 1669 eruption of Mt. Etna: evidence from a time-integrated study of zoned olivine phenocryst populations. Journal of Petrology, 58 (3), 443-472 doi:10.1093/petrology/egx022.
  44. Lauro S.E., Mattei E., Cosciotti B., Di Paolo F., Arcone S., Viccaro M., Pettinelli E. (2017). Electromagnetic signal penetration in a planetary soil simulant: estimated attenuation rates using GPR and TDR in volcanic deposits on Mount Etna. Journal of Geophysical Research – Planets, 122, 1392-1404, doi:10.1002/2016JE005192.
  45. Viccaro M., Zuccarello F. (2017). Mantle ingredients for making the fingerprint of Etna alkaline magmas: implications for shallow partial melting within the complex geodynamic framework of Eastern Sicily. Journal of Geodynamics, 109, 10-23, doi:10.1016/j.jog.2017.06.002.
  46. Giuffrida M., Viccaro M. (2017). Three years (2011-2013) of eruptive activity at Mt. Etna: working modes and timescales of the modern volcano plumbing system from micro-analytical studies of crystals. Earth-Science Reviews, 171, 289-322, doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2017.06.003.
  47. Palano M., Viccaro M., Zuccarello F., Gresta S. (2017). Magma transport and storage at Mt. Etna (Italy): a review of geodetic and petrological data for the 2002-03, 2004 and 2006 eruptions. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 347C, 149-164, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.09.009.
  48. Giuffrida M., Holtz F., Vetere F., Viccaro M. (2017). Effects of CO2 flushing on crystal textures and compositions: experimental evidence from recent K-trachybasalts erupted at Mt. Etna. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 172, article number 90, 18 pp., doi:10.1007/s00410-017-1408-3.
  49. Giuffrida M., Viccaro M., Ottolini L. (2018). Ultrafast syn-eruptive degassing and ascent trigger high-energy basic eruptions. Scientific Reports, 8, article number 147, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-18580-8.
  50. Cannata A., Di Grazia G., Giuffrida M., Gresta S., Palano M., Sciotto M., Viccaro M., Zuccarello F. (2018). Space-time evolution of magma storage and transfer at Mt. Etna volcano (Italy): the 2015-2016 re-awakening of Voragine crater. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19, 471-495, doi:10.1002/2017GC007296.
  51. Viccaro M. (2018). Doped bentonitic grouts for implementing performances of low-enthalpy geothermal systems. Geothermal Energy, 6, article number 4, doi:10.1186/s40517-018-0090-7.
  52. Nicotra E., Giuffrida M., Viccaro M., Donato P., D’Oriano C., Paonita A., De Rosa R. (2018). Timescales of pre-eruptive magmatic processes at Vulcano (Aeolian Islands, Italy) during the last 1000 years. Lithos, 316-317, 347-365, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2018.07.028.
  53. Viccaro M., Giuffrida M., Zuccarello F., Scandura M., Palano M., Gresta S. (2019). Violent paroxysmal activity drives self-feeding magma replenishment at Mt. Etna. Scientific Reports, 9, 6717, doi:10.1038/s41598-019-43211-9.
  54. Cintorrino A.A., Palano M., Viccaro M. (2019). Magmatic and tectonic sources at Vulcano (Aeolian Islands, Southern Italy): a geodetic model based on two decades of GPS observations. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 388, article 106689, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2019.106689.
  55. Panzera F., D’Amico S., Colica E., Viccaro M. (2019). Ambient vibration measurements to support morphometric analysis of a pyroclastic cone. Bulletin of Volcanology, 81, article number 74, doi:10.1007/s00445-019-1338-1
  56. Floridia G., Viccaro M. (2019). Geological field investigation for the assessment of the low-grade geothermal resources from volcanic terrains of the Island of Salina (Aeolian Islands, Italy). 3rd International Geothermal Conference GEOHEAT2019. In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 367, 012007, doi:10.1088/1755-1315/367/1/012007.
  57. Giuffrida M., Nicotra E., Viccaro M. (2020). Changing modes and rates of mafic magma supply at Pantelleria (Sicily Channel, Southern Italy): new perspectives on the volcano factory drawn upon olivine records. Journal of Petrology, 61 (5), egaa051, doi:10.1093/petrology/egaa051.
  58. Belfiore C.M., Amato C., Pezzino A., Viccaro M. (2020). An end of waste alternative for volcanic ash: a resource in the manufacture of ceramic tiles. Construction and Building Materials, 263, 120118 doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.120118.
  59. Nádudvari A., Maniscalco R., Abramowicz A., Viccaro M. (2020). The estimation of lava flow temperatures using Landsat night-time images: case studies from eruptions of Mt. Etna and Stromboli (Sicily, Italy), Kīlauea (Hawaii Island), Eyjafjallajökull and Holuhraun (Iceland). Remote Sensing, 12, 2537, doi:10.3390/rs12162537.
  60. Borzì A.M., Giuffrida M., Zuccarello F., Palano M., Viccaro M. (2020). The Christmas 2018 eruption at Mt. Etna: enlightening how the volcano factory works through a multi-parametric inspection. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 21, e2020GC009226, doi:10.1029/2020GC009226.
  61. Floridia G., Blandini F., Iuculano S., Belfiore G.M., Viccaro M. (2021). Innovative solutions for improving the heat exchange in closed-loop shallow geothermal systems. Energies, 14 (1), 108, doi:10.3390/en14010108.
  62. Viccaro M., Cannata A., Cannavò F., De Rosa R., Giuffrida M., Nicotra E., Petrelli M., Sacco G. (2021). Shallow conduit dynamics fuel the unexpected paroxysms of Stromboli volcano during the summer 2019. Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/s41598-020-79558-7.

PROCEEDINGS OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES (Total 143 - only post-2008 proceedings are shown)

  1. Popa S., Popa T., Ioppolo S., Puglisi D., Viccaro M. (2009). Geochemical characteristics of pyrites from Almas-Stanija ore field (South Apuseni Mountains, Romania) revealed by SEM-EDS investigation. The First International Symposium on the Petroleum and Geological Resources in the Tethys Realm, Cairo (Egypt), March 17-20. Agenda and Abstracts Book, pp. 23.
  2. Nicotra E., Viccaro M., Ferlito C., Cristofolini R. (2009). F-enriched magmas at Mt. Etna (Italy) and related volcanological implications. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), April 19-24. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 11, 04258.
  3. Viccaro M., Giacomoni P.P., Ferlito C., Cristofolini R. (2009). Tracking magma dynamics at Mount Etna from plagioclase textures and compositional zoning. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), April 19-24. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 11, 12150.
  4. Ferlito C., Viccaro M., Cristofolini R. (2009). High explosivity and change in lava viscosity due to syn-eruptive volatile-rich magma recharge: the case story of the 2001 eruption of Mt. Etna. Conferenza A. Rittmann “La vulcanologia italiana: stato dell’arte e prospettive future”, Nicolosi (Catania, Italy), June 11-13, Abstracts, 95-96.
  5. Nicotra E., Viccaro M., Ferlito C., Cristofolini R. (2009). Fluorine-rich magmas at Mt. Etna: geochemical and volcanological implications. Conferenza A. Rittmann “La vulcanologia italiana: stato dell’arte e prospettive future”, Nicolosi (Catania, Italy), June 11-13, Abstracts, 137-138.
  6. Viccaro M., Giacomoni P.P., Ferlito C., Cristofolini R. (2009). How the magma ascent and dynamics of differentiation can be tracked at Mount Etna? The plagioclase answer. Conferenza A. Rittmann “La vulcanologia italiana: stato dell’arte e prospettive future”, Nicolosi (Catania, Italy), June 11-13, Abstracts, 160-161.
  7. Brancato A., Gresta S., Sandri L., Marzocchi W., and Expert Team (Alparone S., Andronico D., Bonforte A., Caltabiano T., Cocina O., Corsaro R.A., Di Grazia G., Distefano G., Gambino S., Giammanco S., Greco F., Napoli R., Palano M., Viccaro M.) 2009. Quantifying probabilities of eruption at a well-monitored active volcano: an application at Mount Etna volcano. Conferenza A. Rittmann “La vulcanologia italiana: stato dell’arte e prospettive future”, Nicolosi (Catania, Italy), June 11-13, Abstracts, 271-272.
  8. Brancato A., Gresta S., Sandri L., Marzocchi W., and Expert Team (Alparone S., Andronico D., Bonforte A., Caltabiano T., Cocina O., Corsaro R.A., Di Grazia G., Distefano G., Gambino S., Giammanco S., Greco F., Napoli R., Palano M., Viccaro M.) 2009. Quantifying probabilities of eruptions: results from Mount Etna simulations. Conferenza A. Rittmann “La vulcanologia italiana: stato dell’arte e prospettive future”, Nicolosi (Catania, Italy), June 11-13, Abstracts, 292-293.
  9. Khalili Mobarhan S., Ahmadipour H., Cristofolini R., Viccaro M. (2009). Compositional and textural evidence for magma mixing documented in plagioclase phenocrysts at Mt. Bidkhan, Iran. Goldschmidt Conference 2009, Davos (Switzerland), June 21-26. In: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73 (13S), A644.
  10. Giacomoni P.P., Ferlito C., Alesci G., Coltorti M., Cristofolini R., Viccaro M. (2009). Feeding system dynamics during the 2002 eruptive event at Mt. Etna (Italy): a petrological approach. 7° Italian Forum of Earth Sciences, Rimini (Italy), September 9-11. In: Epitome 3, 219, doi: 10.1474/Epitome.03.0804.Geoitalia2009.
  11. Nicotra E., Viccaro M., Ferlito C., Cristofolini R. (2009). Possible evolutionary processes responsible for high-F magmas at Mount Etna (Italy). 7° Italian Forum of Earth Sciences, Rimini (Italy), September 9-11. In: Epitome 3, 225-226, doi: 10.1474/Epitome.03.0826.Geoitalia2009.
  12. Viccaro M., Giacomoni P.P., Ferlito C., Cristofolini R. (2009). Magma dynamics as inferred by plagioclase textural and compositional zoning at Mount Etna volcano. 7° Italian Forum of Earth Sciences, Rimini (Italy), September 9-11. In: Epitome 3, 227, doi: 10.1474/Epitome.03.0831.Geoitalia2009.
  13. Brancato A., Gresta S., Sandri L., Marzocchi W., Alparone S., Andronico D., Bonforte A., Caltabiano T., Cocina O., Corsaro R.A., Cristofolini R., Di Grazia G., Distefano G., Ferlito C., Gambino S., Giammanco S., Greco F., Napoli R., Viccaro M. (2009). Quantifying probabilities of eruption at a well-monitored active volcano: an application at Mount Etna (Sicily, Italy). 28° Congress of the National Group of Geophysics of the Solid Earth, Trieste (Italy), November 16-19. In: Abstracts Volume, 365-366.
  14. Barca D., Belfiore C.M, La Russa M.F., Pelle T., Pezzino A., Scarciglia F., Viccaro M. (2010). Multidisciplinary characterisation of raw materials used for “ghiara” mortars from the historical city centre of Catania (Eastern Sicily, Southern Italy): insights into their genesis. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), May 2-7. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 12, 6509.
  15. Giacomoni P.P., Ferlito C., Alesci G., Coltorti M., Cristofolini R., Viccaro M. (2010). Plagioclase textures and variation of core-rim chemical profile as a tool for understanding the pre and syn-eruptive magma modifications within the feeding system. The case study of the 2002 eruptive event at Mt. Etna (Italy). EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), May 2-7. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 12, 8820.
  16. Cristofolini R., Ferlito C., Giacomoni P.P., Nicotra E., Viccaro M. (2010). Magma supply and eruptive styles at Mt. Etna during the 2001-2009 period. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), May 2-7. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 12, 12664.
  17. Viccaro M., Millar I.L., Nicotra E., Cristofolini R. (2010). Hf isotope signature of Mt. Etna magmas (Sicily, Southern Italy). Goldschmidt Conference 2010, Knoxville (Tennessee), June 13-18. In: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74 (12S), A1081.
  18. Giacomoni P.P., Ferlito C., Coltorti M., Alesci G., Viccaro M., Cristofolini R. (2010). Petrological and textural features of plagioclase as a key for understanding the feeding system processes: the Mt. Etna 2002-2003 bi-lateral eruptive event. 87° SIMP Congress, Ferrara (Italy), September 13-15. In: Plinius, 36, 390.
  19. Giuffrida M., Viccaro M., Nicotra E. (2011). Magma ascent, storage and recharge at Avachinsky volcano (Kamchatka, Russia): the 1991 effusive eruption. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), April 3-8. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13, 13284.
  20. Viccaro M., Nicotra E., Millar I.L., Cristofolini R. (2011). Mantle components and characteristics of the metasomatizing agent in the Mt. Etna magma source: insights from the Hf isotope composition of lavas. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), April 3-8. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13, 13559.
  21. Giacomoni P.P., Ferlito C., Alesci G., Coltorti M., Monaco C., Viccaro M., Cristofolini R. (2011). The bilateral 2002/03 eruptive event at Mt. Etna: a link between NE and S Rift Systems. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), April 3-8. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13, 10114.
  22. Pitcher B., Bohrson W.A., Viccaro M. (2011). Crustal assimilation in the recent Mt. Etna magma plumbing system: evidence from in situ plagioclase textural and compositional data. GSA Rocky Mountains (63rd) – Cordilleran (107th) Joint Meeting, Logan (Utah, USA), May 18-20. In: GSA Abstracts with Programs, 43 (4), 64.
  23. Nicotra E., Ferlito C., Viccaro M., Cristofolini R. (2011). New discovery of a small-size eruptive center in the volcano-stratigraphic succession of Val Calanna (Mt. Etna, Italy). Conferenza Rittmann “Giovani Ricercatori”, Nicolosi (Italy), June 7-9. In: Miscellanea INGV, 9, 61-63.
  24. Nicotra E., Viccaro M., Conticelli S., Cristofolini R., Ferlito C., Millar I.L. (2011). The source characteristics of Mt. Etna magmas erupted during the last 60 ka. Conferenza Rittmann “Giovani Ricercatori”, Nicolosi (Italy), June 7-9. In: Miscellanea INGV, 9, 64-66.
  25. Condorelli A., Nicotra E., Ortolano G., Viccaro M. (2011). Rappresentazione ed analisi delle variazioni morfologiche dell’area sommitale dell’Etna mediante impiego di Sistemi Informativi Geografici. Convegno SIFET, Portonovo (An), June 22-24.
  26. Nicotra E., Viccaro M. (2011). Large-volume effusive eruptions and caldera collapses as the result of uncommon magma storage conditions at Mt. Etna volcano (Southern Italy). 8° Italian Forum of Earth Sciences, Torino (Italy), September 21-23. In: Epitome, 4, 192, doi:10.1474/Epitome.04.0706.Geoitalia2011.
  27. Viccaro M., Giuffrida M., Nicotra E., Ozerov A.Yu. (2011). Plagioclase textures and compositions to unravel the feeding system dynamics at Avachinsky volcano (Kamchatka, Russia). 8° Italian Forum of Earth Sciences, Torino (Italy), September 21-23. In: Epitome, 4, 193, doi:10.1474/Epitome.04.0710.Geoitalia2011.
  28. Viccaro M., Nicotra E., Conticelli S., Cristofolini R., Ferlito C., Millar I.L. (2011). Long-term vs. short-term geochemical changes of Mt. Etna lavas: the puzzling effect of a variegated mantle. 8° Italian Forum of Earth Sciences, Torino (Italy), September 21-23. In: Epitome, 4, 195, doi:10.1474/Epitome.04.0717.Geoitalia2011.
  29. Giacomoni P.P., Ferlito C., Alesci G., Coltorti M., Cristofolini R., Viccaro M., Monaco C. (2011). Petrological and geochemical study of products and lavas emitted during the bilateral 2002-2003 eruption event at Mount Etna. 8° Italian Forum of Earth Sciences, Torino (Italy), September 21-23. In: Epitome, 4, 196, doi:10.1474/Epitome.04.0720.Geoitalia2011.
  30. Nicotra E., Ferlito C., Viccaro M., Cristofolini R. (2011). A new reconstruction of the Val Calanna volcanic succession (Mt. Etna, Italy): inferences on a newly discovered, small-size eruptive center. 8° Italian Forum of Earth Sciences, Torino (Italy), September 21-23. In: Epitome, 4, 196-197, doi:10.1474/Epitome.04.0721.Geoitalia2011.
  31. Scordari F., Schingaro E., Ventruti G., Nicotra E., Viccaro M., Mazziotti-Tagliani S. (2011). Fluorophlogopite from Mt. Etna volcano: crystal chemistry and implications for the physico-chemical crystallization conditions. 8° Italian Forum of Earth Sciences, Torino (Italy), September 21-23. In: Epitome, 4, 219-220, doi:10.1474/Epitome.04.0809.Geoitalia2011.
  32. Pitcher B., Bohrson W.A., Viccaro M. (2011). Crustal assimilation and magma recharge in the recent Mt. Etna magma plumbing system: evidence from in situ plagioclase textural and compositional data. AGU Fall Meeting 2011, Abstract V43A-2552, San Francisco (California, USA), December 5-9.
  33. Giuffrida M., Viccaro M., Nicotra E., Ozerov A. Yu. (2012). Plagioclase crystals tell magma dynamics and the feeding system geometry beneath Avachinsky volcano (Kamchatka, Russia). European Mineralogical Conference 2012, Frankfurt (Germany), September 2-6, vol. 1, EMC2012-603.
  34. Pitcher B.W., Bohrson W.A., Viccaro M. (2012). The evolution of the historic Mt. Etna magma plumbing system: a comprehensive in situ plagioclase compositional and isotopic study. AGU Fall Meeting 2012, Abstract V13D-2875, San Francisco (California, USA), December 3-7.
  35. Nicotra E., Viccaro M. (2012). What do cicirara lavas tell at Mt. Etna? A complex tale of long magma storage, ascent and relationships with volcano-tectonics. Conferenza A. Rittmann 2012, Nicolosi (Italy), December 12-14. In: Miscellanea INGV, 15, 102-103.
  36. Giuffrida M., Viccaro M., Nicotra E., Ozerov A. Yu. (2012). Pre-eruptive magma dynamics and geometry of the plumbing system at Avachinsky volcano (Kamchatka, Russia). Conferenza A. Rittmann 2012, Nicolosi (Italy), December 12-14. In: Miscellanea INGV, 15, 90.
  37. Nicotra E., Viccaro M. (2012). Tracking feeding system processes and magma transfer dynamics during the 2006 eruptive events at Mt. Etna volcano. Conferenza A. Rittmann 2012, Nicolosi (Italy), December 12-14. In: Miscellanea INGV, 15, 104-105.
  38. D’Antone C., Nicotra E., Viccaro M. (2012). Triggering mechanisms of the 4-5 September 2007 lava fountaining episode. Conferenza A. Rittmann 2012, Nicolosi (Italy), December 12-14. In: Miscellanea INGV, 15, 68.
  39. Nicotra E., Viccaro M., Cristofolini R., Conticelli S. (2013). Changes of magma geochemistry at Mt. Etna during the last 45ka due to sampling of a variegated mantle. Goldschmidt Conference 2013, Florence (Italy), August 25-30. In: Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 1846.
  40. Pitcher B.W., Bohrson W.A., Viccaro M. (2013). Evidence for crustal contribution to recent compositional changes at Mt. Etna volcano. Goldschmidt Conference 2013, Florence (Italy), August 25-30. In: Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 1975.
  41. Scribano V., Viccaro M. (2013). Ageing of the Thetyan crust documented by xenoliths from Hyblaean diatremes (Sicily): Implication for crustal assimilation during magma emplacement. Goldschmidt Conference 2013, Florence (Italy), August 25-30. In: Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 2172.
  42. Viccaro M., Barca D., Bohrson W.A., Giuffrida M., Nicotra E., Pitcher B.W. (2013). Influence of tectonics on magma residence times at Mt. Etna volcano. Goldschmidt Conference 2013, Florence (Italy), August 25-30. In: Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 2413.
  43. Vona A., Di Piazza A., Nicotra E., Romano C., Viccaro M. (2013). High-temperature rheology of a megacryst-bearing mugearitic magma from Etna (Italy). Goldschmidt Conference 2013, Florence (Italy), August 25-30. In: Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 2427.
  44. Belfiore C.M., Barca D., Fichera G., Galli G., La Russa M.F., Ruffolo S.A., Viccaro M., Pezzino A. (2013). A trace element based approach for provenance attributions of archaeological artifacts: examples of application to ceramics and mortars. 9° Italian Forum of Earth Sciences, Pisa, September 16-18. In: Epitome, 5, 88.
  45. Belfiore C.M., Fiannacca P., Lo Nigro L., Lo Nigro S., Marino M., Pezzino A. Spartà S., Viccaro M. (2014). Radiometric characterization of building materials from Eastern Sicily. Congresso SGI-SIMP 2014, Milano, September 10-12. In: Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana, 31, Suppl. 1, 198.
  46. Giuffrida M., Viccaro M., Calcagno R., Garozzo I., Nicotra E. (2014). Compositional changes of erupted lavas and styles of volcanic activity at Mt. Etna during the 2011-2013 period. Congresso SGI-SIMP 2014, Milano, September 10-12. In: Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana, 31, Suppl. 1, 494.
  47. Nicotra E., Viccaro M., De Rosa R. (2014). Magma storage and ascent dynamics of early volcanic manifestations at Salina (Aeolian Islands). Congresso SGI-SIMP 2014, Milano, September 10-12. In: Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana, 31, Suppl. 1, 498.
  48. Viccaro M., Barca D., Bohrson W.A., Giuffrida M., Nicotra E., Pitcher B.W. (2014). Timescales of magma storage and transfer at Mt. Etna volcano from plagioclase trace element zoning. Congresso SGI-SIMP 2014, Milano, September 10-12. In: Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana, 31, Suppl. 1, 501.
  49. Scoto F., Maggi V., Viccaro M. (2014). Seasonal air circulation model and topographic survey of the “Grotta del Gelo” (Mt. Etna, Italy). International Symposium on the Future of the Glaciers: from the past to the next 100 years, Torino, September 18-21. In: Abstracts Volume, doi: 10.4461/GFDQ.2014.37.15.
  50. Bohrson W.A., Wilson J., Viccaro M., Pitcher B.W., Nelson K.M. (2014). Changing chemical signatures in 700 years of magmatism at Mt. Etna: does a mantle subduction or crustal assimilation signature dominate? GSA Annual Meeting 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada. In: GSA Abstracts with Programs 46 (6), abstract number 244179.
  51. Nelson K.M., Bohrson W.A., Viccaro M., Ramos F.C., Wilson J., Bendaña S.J. (2014). Constraints on source and timing of alkali-enrichment at Mt. Etna, Sicily: clinopyroxene geobarometry and in situ Sr isotope data. GSA Annual Meeting 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada. In: GSA Abstracts with Programs 46 (6), abstract number 248995.
  52. Armienti P., Falsaperla S., Viccaro M. (2014). Factors controlling the transition from Strombolian explosions to lava fountaining at Mount Etna: a mass- and energy-constrained model from the 2013 paroxysmal activity. Conferenza A. Rittmann 2014, Nicolosi (Italy), October 29-31. In: Miscellanea INGV, 25, 70.
  53. Calcagno R., Garozzo I., Giuffrida I., Nicotra E., Viccaro M. (2014). Mount Etna 2011-2013: three years of paroxysmal eruptions reveal the complex history of magma storage, transfer and recharge at the volcano. Conferenza A. Rittmann 2014, Nicolosi (Italy), October 29-31. In: Miscellanea INGV, 25, 73.
  54. De Rosa R., Di Lorenzo R., Donato P., Francalanci L., Gioncada A., Nicotra E., Pistolesi M., Ruch J., Vezzoli L., Viccaro M., Braschi E. (2014). Insights on the recent magmatic system of Lipari and Vulcano on the basis of new structural and geochemical data. Conferenza A. Rittmann 2014, Nicolosi (Italy), October 29-31. In: Miscellanea INGV, 25, 80.
  55. Garozzo I., Cannata A., Di Grazia G., Gresta S., Viccaro M. (2014). Double nature mechanism of lava fountain eruptions at Mt. Etna. Conferenza A. Rittmann 2014, Nicolosi (Italy), October 29-31. In: Miscellanea INGV, 25, 83-84.
  56. Giglio F.G., Giuffrida M., Viccaro M. (2014). Tectonically-controlled magma transfer during the 1783-84 AD eruption at the Laki fracture (Iceland) inferred from compositional and temporal records preserved by olivine crystals. Conferenza A. Rittmann 2014, Nicolosi (Italy), October 29-31. In: Miscellanea INGV, 25, 88.
  57. Giuffrida M., Viccaro M., Nicotra E., Cristofolini R. (2014). Olivine crystals record timescales of magmatic processes before the April 2010 flank eruption at Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Iceland. Conferenza A. Rittmann 2014, Nicolosi (Italy), October 29-31. In: Miscellanea INGV, 25, 89.
  58. Mandarano M., Paonita A., Viccaro M., Martelli M., Rizzo A., Nicotra E. (2014). Geochemical composition of noble gases in volcanic rocks of Vulcano Island (Aeolian Islands, Italy) and comparison with fumarolic fluids. Conferenza A. Rittmann 2014, Nicolosi (Italy), October 29-31. In: Miscellanea INGV, 25, 95-96.
  59. Nicotra E., Viccaro M., De Rosa R., Sapienza M. (2014). Early sub-aerial volcanism at the Island of Salina (Aeolian Archipelago). Conferenza A. Rittmann 2014, Nicolosi (Italy), October 29-31. In: Miscellanea INGV, 25, 97-98.
  60. Santonocito F., Tortorici L., Viccaro M. (2014). Influence of tectonics on storage and transfer mechanisms of basaltic magmas emitted in the north-western sector of Pantelleria. Conferenza A. Rittmann 2014, Nicolosi (Italy), October 29-31. In: Miscellanea INGV, 25, 106.
  61. Scribano V., Viccaro M. (2014). En-route formation of silica-undersaturated melts through interaction between ascending basalt and serpentinite-related saline brines: inference from Hyblean Cenozoic nephelinites, Sicily. Conferenza A. Rittmann 2014, Nicolosi (Italy), October 29-31. In: Miscellanea INGV, 25, 107.
  62. Urso S., Viccaro M., Giuffrida M., Nicotra E., De Rosa R. (2014). Characteristics of the enriched source of mildly alkaline basalts erupted at the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Iceland. Conferenza A. Rittmann 2014, Nicolosi (Italy), October 29-31. In: Miscellanea INGV, 25, 108.
  63. Verrino M., Bohrson W.A., De Rosa R., Donato P., Ferlito C., Nicotra E., Viccaro M. (2014). Petrology and geochemistry of basalts of monogenic cones in the northern Main Ethiopian Rift (Ethiopia). Conferenza A. Rittmann 2014, Nicolosi (Italy), October 29-31. In: Miscellanea INGV, 25, 109.
  64. Viccaro M., Zuccarello F. (2014). Spinel lherzolite plus garnet pyroxenite: mantle ingredients for explaining the geochemical signature of Mt. Etna alkaline magmas and their compositional variations. Conferenza A. Rittmann 2014, Nicolosi (Italy), October 29-31. In: Miscellanea INGV, 25, 110.
  65. De Rosa R., Di Salvo S., Donato P., Francalanci L., Gioncada A., Nicotra E., Pistolesi M., Viccaro M., Barca D., Braschi E. (2015). The Lipari – Vulcano volcanic complex: insights into the plumbing system of the last 1000 years. Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana vol. 35, suppl. n. 2, 166.
  66. Kahl M., Morgan D., Viccaro M., Dingwell D. (2015). Using a combined population-based and kinetic modelling approach to assess timescales and durations of magma migration activities prior to the 1669 flank eruption of Mt. Etna. AGU Fall Meeting 2015, Abstract V13B-3112, San Francisco (California, USA), December 14-18.
  67. Giuffrida M., Viccaro M. (2016). Storage and ascent history of magmas at Mt. Etna traced by crystal zoning: comprehension of the spatial-temporal magma relationships across an articulated plumbing system. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), April 17-22. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 18, EGU2016-975.
  68. De Rosa R., Donato P., Gioncada A., Giuffrida M., Nicotra E., Viccaro M. (2016). Timing of magma storage at the Vulcano Island during the last 1000 years. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), April 17-22. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 18, EGU2016-1027.
  69. Mandarano M., Paonita A., Martelli M., Viccaro M., Nicotra E., Millar I.L. (2016). Revealing the magmas degassing below closed-conduit active volcanoes: noble gases in volcanic rocks versus fumarolic fluids at Vulcano (Aeolian Islands, Italy). EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), April 17-22. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 18, EGU2016-8144.
  70. Viccaro M., Zuccarello F. (2016). How mantle heterogeneity can affect geochemistry of magmas and their styles of emplacement: a fascinating tale revealed by Etna alkaline lavas. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), April 17-22. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 18, EGU2016-8766.
  71. Zuccarello F., Cannata A., Gresta S., Palano M., Viccaro M. (2016). The July - August 2014 Mt. Etna eruptions: insights on the magmatic feeding system from geochemical and geophysical data. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), April 17-22. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 18, EGU2016-8858.
  72. Kahl M., Morgan D., Ubide T., Viccaro M., Dingwell D.B. (2016). Reconstructing the magma storage and transfer dynamics during the 1669 eruption of Mt. Etna: Inferences from the record of zoned olivine populations. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), April 17-22. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 18, EGU2016-13791.
  73. Viccaro M., Pezzino A., Belfiore G.M., Campisano C. (2016). The significance of “geothermal microzonation” for the correct planning of low-grade source geothermal systems. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), April 17-22. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 18, EGU2016-15583.
  74. Viccaro M., Zuccarello F., Cannata A., Palano M., Gresta S. (2016). Unravelling a complex basaltic volcanic system from integrating seismic, geodetic and petrological data: a case study from the July-August 2014 eruption at Mt. Etna. Cities on Volcanoes 9, Puerto Varas (Chile), November 20-25.
  75. Giuffrida M., Holtz F., Vetere F., Viccaro M. (2016). Experimental constraints on the role of CO2 on disequilibrium textures in crystals. Cities on Volcanoes 9, Puerto Varas (Chile), November 20-25.
  76. Viccaro M., Nicotra E., Giuffrida M., Zuccarello F. (2016). Etna’s Voragine: the astonishing phenomena of December 2015 and May 2016. Cities on Volcanoes 9, Puerto Varas (Chile), November 20-25.
  77. Kahl M., Viccaro M., Ubide T., Morgan D., Dingwell D.B. (2016). A branched magma feeder system during the 1669 eruption of Mt. Etna: evidence from a time-integrated study of zoned olivine populations. AGU Fall Meeting 2016, Abstract V51C-02, San Francisco (California, USA), December 12-16.
  78. Zuccarello F., Palano M., Gresta S., Viccaro M. (2017). Four years of joint GPS and geochemical data analysis: a lesson from eruptions at Mt. Etna volcano (2002-2006). EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), 23-28 Aprile. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 19, EGU 2017-5434.
  79. Vona A., Di Piazza A., Nicotra E., Romano C., Viccaro M., Giordano G. (2017). Flow behaviour of megacryst-rich magmas: the case of “cicirara” lavas of Mt. Etna volcano. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), 23-28 Aprile. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 19, EGU 2017-13134.
  80. Viccaro M., Giuffrida M., Ottolini L. (2017). Ultra-fast sin-eruptive degassing and ascent of Etna magmas from Li gradients in plagioclase. IAVCEI 2017 Scientific Assembly, Portland (USA), 14-18 Agosto.
  81. Vona A., Di Piazza A., Nicotra E., Romano C., Viccaro M., Giordano G. (2017). The complex rheology of megacryst-rich magmas. IAVCEI 2017 Scientific Assembly, Portland (USA), 14-18 Agosto.
  82. Viccaro M. (2017). KEYNOTE - How the modern Etna plumbing system works: messages from the crystal cargo of recently erupted volcanic rocks. Congresso AIV-SGI-SIMP-SoGeI 2017, Geosciences: a tool in a changing world, Pisa, 3-6 Settembre.
  83. Cannata A., Di Grazia G., Giuffrida M., Gresta S., Palano M., Sciotto M., Viccaro M., Zuccarello F. (2017). The December 2015 and May 2016 eruptions at Mt. Etna: insight on volcano plumbing system structure and geometry by a multidisciplinary approach. 36° GNGTS Congress 2017, Trieste, November 14-16. In: Extended abstracts of communications, pp. 189-193.
  84. Giuffrida M., Sciotto M., Zuccarello F., Cannata A., Di Grazia G., Gresta S., Palano M., Viccaro M. (2018). The December 2015 and May 2016 eruptions at Mt. Etna: insight into volcano plumbing system structure by a multidisciplinary approach. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), April 8-13. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 20, EGU2018-6165-2.
  85. Palano M., Viccaro M., Gresta S. (2018). Insights from 17 years of geodetic and petrological observations at Mt. Etna volcano (Italy): definition of a long-term pattern of magma transport and storage. Cities on Volcanoes 10, Napoli, September 2-7.
  86. Nicotra E., Giuffrida M., Viccaro M., Donato P., D’Oriano C., Paonita P., De Rosa R. (2018). Pre-eruptive magmatic processes and their timescales at Vulcano island (southern Italy) during the last 1000 years. Cities on Volcanoes 10, Napoli, September 2-7.
  87. Nicotra E., Donato P., Viccaro M., De Rosa R. (2018). Toward a new concept for magma ascent dynamics at monogenic volcanic fields: the archetype of the northern Main Ethiopian Rift. Cities on Volcanoes 10, Napoli, September 2-7.
  88. Floridia G., Viccaro M.(2018). Evaluation of the low-enthalpy geothermal potential in volcanic terrains: a case study from the Island of Salina (Aeolian Islands, Italy). Cities on Volcanoes 10, Napoli, September 2-7.
  89. Viccaro M., Palano M., Giuffrida M., Zuccarello F., Scandura B., Gresta S. (2018). Self-feeding rejuvenation of a volcano plumbing system following major explosive eruptions: evidence from the February-April 2017 eruptive activity at Etna. Cities on Volcanoes 10, Napoli, September 2-7.
  90. Giuffrida M., Viccaro M., Zuccarello F. (2018). Defining rates of magma ascent and degassing at open-conduit volcanoes: clues to re-evaluating the hazard associated to violent paroxysmal eruptions. Cities on Volcanoes 10, Napoli, September 2-7.
  91. Frontoni A., Vona A., Giordano G., Viccaro M., Romano C. (2018). From pyroclasts to lava flow: rheology of a clastogenic lava flow. Cities on Volcanoes 10, Napoli, September 2-7.
  92. Viccaro M.(2018). Natural clocks in volcanic rocks! Untangling magmatic processes fixing their tempo: what we have learned from the 2011-16 activity at Etna. SGI-SIMP Congress 2018, Catania, September 12-14. [Invited Speaker]
  93. Giuffrida M., Viccaro M., Zuccarello F. (2018). Fast-diffusing volatiles record timescales of magma ascent and degassing leading to high-energy eruptions. SGI-SIMP Congress 2018, Catania, September 12-14.
  94. Palano M., Viccaro M., Gresta S. (2018). Magma transport and storage at Mt. Etna volcano (Italy): an improved perspective from 2 decades of geodetic and petrological observations. SGI-SIMP Congress 2018, Catania, September 12-14.
  95. Floridia G., Viccaro M.(2018). The role of geology in the optimization of low-enthalpy geothermal systems: a case study from the Island of Salina (Aeolian Islands, Italy). SGI-SIMP Congress 2018, Catania, September 12-14.
  96. Nicotra E., Donato P., Viccaro M., De Rosa R. (2018). Plumbing system geometry feeding the monogenic volcanic fields: inferences from basalts of the Northern Main Ethiopian Rift. SGI-SIMP Congress 2018, Catania, September 12-14.
  97. Zuccarello F., Giuffrida M., Gresta S., Palano M., Scandura B., Viccaro M.(2018). Violent paroxysmal activity triggers rejuvenation of a volcano plumbing system: clues from the 2017 eruptions at Etna. SGI-SIMP Congress 2018, Catania, September 12-14.
  98. Nicotra E., Giuffrida M., Viccaro M., Donato P., D’Oriano C., Paonita P., De Rosa R. (2018). Eruption triggers and their timescales at Vulcano (Aeolian Islands): evidence from textural and in situ compositional data on plagioclase crystals. SGI-SIMP Congress 2018, Catania, September 12-14.
  99. Tortorici G., Giuffrida M., Pavano F., Punturo R., Romagnoli G., Sturiale G., Viccaro M., Catalano S. (2018). Cyclic sedimentary pulses in the volcanostratigraphic succession of Mt. Etna: evidence for climate-controlled clastic deposition. SGI-SIMP Congress 2018, Catania, September 12-14.
  100. Frontoni A., Vona A., Giordano G., Viccaro M., Romano C. (2019). The emplacement of a clastogenic lava flow: a rheological perspective. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), April 7-12. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 21, EGU2019-992.
  101. Nicotra E., Giuffrida M., Viccaro M., Donato P., D’Oriano C., Paonita A., De Rosa R. (2019). Timescales of magma storage and dynamics of volcanic unrest at Vulcano island (southern Italy) during the last 1000 years. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), April 7-12. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 21, EGU2019-5656.
  102. Giuffrida M., Zuccarello F., Viccaro M. (2019). Time constraints to syn-eruptive magma degassing at Mt. Etna volcano by modeling the volatile diffusion in minerals and glasses. XXVII IUGG Conference, Montréal (Canada), July 8-18.
  103. Zuccarello F., Giuffrida M., Viccaro M. (2019). Rates of magma ascent at Mt. Etna volcano revealed by diffusion of volatiles in glasses and crystals. Goldschmidt Conference 2019, Barcelona (Spain), August 18-23.
  104. Frontoni A., Vona A., Giordano G., Viccaro M., Romano C. (2019). Clastogenic lava flow: the case study from Mount Etna. Congresso SGI-SIMP-SoGeI 2019, Parma (Italy), September 16-19.
  105. Sacco G., Caltabiano T., Salerno G., Viccaro M. (2019). SO2 flux and eruptive activity at Mt. Etna between the 2015 and 2016. Congresso SGI-SIMP-SoGeI 2019, Parma (Italy), September 16-19.
  106. Furia F., Giuffrida M., Viccaro M. (2019). Relazione spazio-temporale dei processi di stoccaggio e trasferimento dei magmi lungo la Eastern Volcanic Zone, Islanda. 38° GNGTS Congress 2019, Roma (Italy), November 12-14.
  107. Floridia G., Viccaro M. (2019). Innovative perspectives for the assessment of low-enthalpy geothermal potential in volcanic areas: a case study from Salina Island (Aeolian Arc). 38° GNGTS Congress 2019, Roma (Italy), November 12-14.
  108. Zuccarello F., Giuffrida M., Viccaro M. (2019). Constraining rates of syn-eruptive magma ascent and degassing at Mt. Etna by modeling the diffusion of volatiles in mineral-hosted melt embayments. 38° GNGTS Congress 2019, Roma (Italy), November 12-14.
  109. Giuffrida M., Zuccarello F., Borzì M., Palano M., Viccaro M. (2019). Linking crystal chemistry and ground deformations for a high-resolution detection of magma dynamics at Mt. Etna. 38° GNGTS Congress 2019, Roma (Italy), November 12-14.
  110. Nicotra E., Donato P., Viccaro M., Acocella V., De Rosa R. (2020). Fissural vs. punctual monogenetic volcanism: first evidence of continental breakup in the Northern Main Ethiopian Rift. 4a Conferenza A. Rittmann, Catania (Italy), February 12-14. In: Miscellanea INGV, 52, 27.
  111. Tortorici G., Giuffrida M., Pavano F., Punturo R., Romagnoli G., Sturiale G., Viccaro M., Catalano S. (2020). Discharge of volcanic products and climate-controlled variation
    of the sedimentary supply in the volcanostratigraphic succession of Mt. Etna. 4a Conferenza A. Rittmann, Catania (Italy), February 12-14. In: Miscellanea INGV, 52, 56.
  112. Frontoni A., Vona A., Giordano G., Viccaro M., Romano C. (2020). A case study from Mount Etna for the emplacement of a clastogenic lava flow. 4a Conferenza A. Rittmann, Catania (Italy), February 12-14. In: Miscellanea INGV, 52, 61. 
  113. Zuccarello F., Schiavi F., Viccaro M. (2020). Fixing magma ascent velocity through volatile diffusion in olivine melt tubes. 4a Conferenza A. Rittmann, Catania (Italy), February 12-14. In: Miscellanea INGV, 52, 136.
  114. Borzì A.M., Giuffrida M., Zuccarello F., Palano M., Viccaro M. (2020). A multidisciplinary investigation of the December 24-26, 2018 fissure eruption at Mt. Etna volcano. 4a Conferenza A. Rittmann, Catania (Italy), February 12-14. In: Miscellanea INGV, 52, 140.
  115. Cardone M., Giuffrida M., Nicotra E., Viccaro M. (2020). Evidence for magma migration leading to the 2014-2015 fissure eruption at Holuhraun (Northern Rift Zone, Iceland). 4a Conferenza A. Rittmann, Catania (Italy), February 12-14. In: Miscellanea INGV, 52, 142. 
  116. Morreale G., Viccaro M. (2020). Fluorine as a destroyer of silicate melt structures: evidence from the 1477 AD Laugarhaun rhyolitic lava flow (Landmannalaugar, southern Iceland). 4a Conferenza A. Rittmann, Catania (Italy), February 12-14. In: Miscellanea INGV, 52, 143. 
  117. Giuffrida M., Nicotra E., Viccaro M. (2020). Olivines record variable dynamics of magma supply during the volcanic evolution of the island of Pantelleria. 4a Conferenza A. Rittmann, Catania (Italy), February 12-14. In: Miscellanea INGV, 52, 146. 
  118. Furia F., Messina M., Giuffrida M., Viccaro M. (2020). Spatial reconstruction and temporal activation of the magma storage zones beneath the Eastern Volcanic Zone, Southern Iceland. 4a Conferenza A. Rittmann, Catania (Italy), February 12-14. In: Miscellanea INGV, 52, 149.
  119. Zuccarello F., Schiavi F., Viccaro M. (2020). Eruption run-up at Mt. Etna volcano fixed with volatile diffusion in olivine-hosted melt tubes. Goldschmidt Virtual Conference 2020.
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BIBLIOMETRIC INDEXES (Data integrated from SCOPUS, WoS and Google Scholar at December 8, 2020)

  • Publications on indexed journals = 60
  • Abstracts and proceedings = 143
  • H-index = 22
  • i10 index = 36
  • Citations = 1248

MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS

Magma differentiation and ascent processes, timescales of magmatic processes, field volcanology (stratigraphy and tectonics), degassing at active volcanoes, basaltic explosive volcanism, volcanic hazards magma genesis, metasomatic processes, chemical-physical reactions in rocks (geothermal resources and abiotic origin of hydrocarbons), volcanic rocks used in Cultural Heritage.

Research activity of MV is chiefly focused on issues regarding magma genesis, dynamics of magma differentiation and ascent at distinct active volcanic systems on Earth (e.g., Etna, Aeolian Islands, Kamchatka, Iceland, Main Ethiopian Rift). Particularly at Etna, magmatic processes at depth have been correlated with the development of volcanic phenomena characterized by uncommon explosivity, providing new clues for the hazard assessment in basaltic volcanoes. The interest towards the textural and compositional microanalysis of mineral phases has also brought MV to develop models for the feeding system working at numerous volcanic systems on Earth, providing information on the possible plumbing system geometries at various levels. These studies also helped the understanding of the nature of volcanic processes and their timescales. He is involved, concerning his volcanological and geochemical knowledge, in scientific collaborations with researchers of other disciplines (Structural Geology, Petrography and Petrology, Applied Mineralogy and Petrography, Geophysics of the Solid Earth). The most relevant collaborations are: 1) researches on the role of active tectonics on volcanic processes, through structural/stratigraphic volcanological field surveys followed by data elaboration with GIS platforms; 2) multidisciplinary studies on intratelluric dynamics of fluids (magma and/or gas) from the analysis of seismic signals; 3) research and technological development of systems for geothermal energy exploitation with high performances; 4) study of stone materials of magmatic origin employed in buildings relevant for architecture and ceramic pastes.

FIELD EXPERIENCE AND SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITIONS

Chile: Antuco, Calbuco, Descabezado Grande, Laguna del Maule Volcanic Complex, Osorno, Quizapu; Greece: Nisyros, Santorini; Iceland: Askja, Bardarbunga, Eldgjà, Eyjafjallajökull, Hekla, Laki, Krafla, Torfajökull, Eldfel; Italy: Etna, Hyblean Plateau, Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Stromboli, Pantelleria, Campi Flegrei, Vesuvius, Ischia; Japan: Sakurajima; Russia (Kamchatka): Avachinsky, Koryaksky, Plotsky Tolbachik, Uzon Caldera; Spain (Canary Islands): Teide (Tenerife), Timanfaya (Lanzarote); United States of America: Yellowstone.

THIRD MISSION

  • Proponent and Legal Representative (CEO) for the Company EarTherm LTD, Spin-Off of the University of Catania, with legal headquarters in Via Giorgio Arcoleo 4/B, I-95030 Gravina di Catania (CT), VAT: 05323440874. EarTherm LTD corporate purpose: 1) R&D, consulting and technology transfer aimed to achieve physical, chemical, textural and structural characterization of the most suitable sites for exploitation of renewable energy (geothermal resources, petrological and petrophysical characterization of lithologies, geochemistry of geothermal fluids, subsoil and ground characterization aimed to the optimization of capture systems and the better exploitation of geothermal energy); 2) design, realization, management and maintenance of systems using geothermal energy, also in combination with other forms of renewable energy; 3) scientific education and dissemination through the organization of congresses, seminars, schools and courses.

SCIENTIFIC DIVULGATION

  • TV Report of Channel 9 – Australia on the recent activity at Mt. Etna. Catania, November 23, 2013.
  • Organization of the exhibition: “Discovery of the sicilian museal heritage” at the Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche Geologiche e Ambientali of the Università di Catania. Catania November 28 – December 3 2011.
  • Participation at the TV show “Start Up Sicilia” on the TV channel Antenna Sicilia. Catania, June 6, 2014.
  • Speaker at the international event "Pint of Science 2017" with the talk “LAVA ALLA SPINA!" Joyce Irish Pub, Catania, May 15, 2017.