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Dr. Fabio Pulvirenti

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 300-323

Pasadena, CA 91109



Curriculum Vitae:

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Member of:

Earth Surface and Interior



  • Master Degree in Astrophysics and Space Physics
  • PhD Geodynamics and Seismotectonics

Professional Experience

  • Sept 2018- Ongoing: Senior Research Fellow (NASA/JPL)
  • March 2016-Jul 2018: Staff Engineer (Goodyear SA-Luxembourg)
  • Jan 2015-Sept 2015: Senior Fracture Mechanics Eng. (TWI Ltd-Cambridge)
  • Jul 2012-Dec 2014: Technical Support and Application Engineer (COMSOL GmbH Germany)
  • Jul 2011-Jun 2012: Postdoc Research Associate (Chinese Accademy of Science- China)

Research Interests

  • Numerical Models
  • Simulations
  • Finite Elements
  • Geophysics

Selected Publications

  1. Aloisi et al., 2017 "The December 2015 Mount Etna eruption: An analysis of inflation/deflation phases and faulting processes". Journal of Geodynamics.
  2. Orecchio et al., 2017 "Present-day kinematics and deformation processes in the southern Tyrrhenian region: new insights on the northern Sicily extensional belt". Italian Journal of Geosciences 136(3):418-433
  3. Pulvirenti et al., 2016 "Time-dependent Coulomb stress changes induced by the 2002-2003 Etna magmatic intrusions and implications on following seismic activities". Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
  4. Pulvirenti et al., 2014. "An adjoint based FEM optimization of coseismic displacements following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake: new insights for the limits of the upper plate rebound". Physics of Earth and Planetary Interiors (PEPI)
  5. Aloisi et al., 2010 "Magma, faults and gravitational loading at Mt. Etna: the 2002-2003 eruptive period". J. Geophys. Res., (JGR) doi:10.1029/2010JB007909