Paolo CAPUANO Curriculum

Paolo Capuano

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6074-6977

Scopus Author ID: 7004874086



1982 – Master in Fisica presso l’Università di Napoli "Federico II", Italy


2007 – oggi Professore Associato (Geofisica della Terra Solida, SSD GEO/10)

Dipartimento di Fisica “E.R. Caianiello” , Università di Salerno, Italy

2017 – Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale a Professore Ordinario (Settore concorsuale: 04/A4-Geofisica e 02/C1

Astronomia, Astrofisica,Fisica del mezzo circumterrestres)


2002–2007 Professore Associato, Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie per l’Ambiente ed il Territorio,

University of Molise, Italy

1995–2002 Ricercatore geofisico, Osservatorio Vesuviano, Italy

1990-1995 Geofisico – Consulente per Enti ed Aziende

1983-1990 Geofisoco e Direttore Tecnico della Geosystem S.r.L., Italy

1982-1983 Borsista presso l’Università di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy


2007–present Master Course – Environmental Geophysics, University of Salerno, Italy

2007–present Master Course – Seismology, University of Salerno, Italy

2007–present Master Course – Climatology and Oceanography, University of Salerno, Italy

2017–present Bachelor Course – Renewable Energy, University of Salerno, Italy

2002–2007 Bachelor Course – Solid Earth Physics, University of Molise, Italy

2002–2007 Bachelor Course – Applied Geophysics, University of Molise, Italy

2002–2007 Bachelor Course – Environmental Statistics, University of Molise, Italy

2002–2007 Bachelor Course – Seismic microzonation, University of Molise, Italy

1999–2004 Bachelor Course – Applied Geophysics, University of Calabria, Italy

1999–present Tutor of bachelor, master and PhD thesis


2014–present Secretary, Educational Board in Environmental Sciences, University of Salerno, Italy

2013–present Member, Board for the Quality Assurance, University of Salerno, Italy

2012–present Member, PhD Board in Mathematics, Physics and Application, University of Salerno, Italy

2008–2013 Coordinator, School Guidance Counselor, University of Salerno, Italy

2006–2017 Member, AMRA Advisory Board, AMRA (Analysis and Monitoring of Environmental Risk), Italy

2003–2016 Member, Fellowship Evaluation Committees, University of Molise and Univ. of Salerno, Italy

2003–2007 Coordinator the Internationalization Committee, Faculty of Science, University ofMolise, Italy

2003–2007 Coordinator, Course in Geological Sciences, University of Molise, Italy

2003–2007 Member, Board of department, University of Molise, Italy

2000–2007 Coordinator, Tide Gauge network, Vesuvius Observatory, Italy


2018–present invited editor Acta Geophysica “Environmental footprints induced by geo-energy exploitation: the shale

gas case”

2008–2016 Ph.D. Examiner, University of Salerno

2015–2015 Ph.D. Examiner, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy

2005–2005 Ph.D. Examiner, University of Bologna, Italy

2004–2004 Ph.D. Examiner, University of Bari, Italy

2003–2003 Editor of “The Internal Structure of Mt. Vesuvius through 3D High Resolution Seismic Tomography” , Liguori

editor, Napoli, pp.595, ISBN: 88-207-3503-2

2006–2006 Editor of “Geophysical Exploration of the Campi Flegrei (Southern Italy) Caldera’ Interiors: Data, Methods

and Results”, Doppia Voce editore, Napoli, pp.220, ISBN 88-89972-03-3, 2006

Referee of international journals

Peer reviewer VQR 2004-2010 (Gev 02 e Gev 04)

Peer reviewer VQR 2011-2014 (Gev 02 e Gev 04)

Peer reviewer FIRB project


Seismicity analysis

Seismic source

Crustal structure by tomographic techniques (seismic and gravity data)

Inverse methods in geophysics

Induced and triggered seismicity

Seismicity and deformation in volcanic areas

Geothermal energy


2002–present American Geophysical Union (AGU)

2000–present European Geosciences Union (EGU)


Consultant of Oil and Gas Companies

Consultant of Geothermal Companies

Consultant of ICEF (International Commission on Earthquakes Forecasting) Commission appointed by the Italian Department of Civil Protection in the aftermath of L’Aquila 2009 earthquake

Consultant of ICHESE (International Commission on Hydrocarbon Exploration and Seismicity in the Emilia region) commission appointed by the Italian Department of Civil Protection in the aftermath of Emilia-Romagna 2012 earthquake

ANVUR Research Evaluation 2004-2010: “excellent“, score 3/3

ANVUR Research Evaluation 2011-2014: “high“, score 1,4/2


H-index = 22 (Scopus 11.11.2020)

Citations = 1405 (Scopus 11.11.2020)

Total Impact Factor = 104.146


Geophysical investigations of the structural setting of the Ischia Island Caldera (Italy), EGU General Assembly, 2016

H2020-SHEER highlights, H2020-STX Presentation of EU and USA shale research, Florence, 12-13 June, 2017.

The SHEER approach to the evaluation of risks connected to shale gas exploration and exploitation, Transatlantic Knowledge Sharing Conference on Unconventional Hydrocarbons: Resources, Risks, Impact and Research Needs, JRC-Conference, Amsterdam, 20-21 June, 2017.

Shale gas exploration and exploitation induced risks, INEA-H2020 shale gas projects clustering workshop, Brussels, 8-9 September, 2017

The research funded by the European Union for induced/triggered seismicity in the exploitation of georesources: SHEER and S4CE, Triggered Seismicity and Tsunami: towards scientific research improvements, MISE, Milano, 15 February 2019

Evaluation of the environmental footprint of subsurface geo-energy exploration and exploitation through LCA and MRA, Geo-energy operation: opprotyunities and challanges, TWI Ltd London, Webinar, 16 December 2020


PROJECT: MATISSE – Methodologies for the AssessmenT of anthropogenic environmental hazard: Induced Seismicity by Subsurface geo-resources Exploitation ( under construction)

POSITION: Coordinator + UNISA Local PI

FUNDED by: Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research - PRIN 2017

TOTAL BUDGET: 661.875 € UNISA BUDGET: 235.878 € 03-11-2019 / 02.05.2023

PROJECT: S4CE – Science for Clean Energy (


FUNDED by: European Union's Horizon 2020 - Competitive Low-Carbon Energy – LCE27-2017 THEME [Measuring, monitoring and controlling the potential risks of subsurface operations related to CCS and unconventional hydrocarbons]

TOTAL BUDGET: 9.785.730,00 € UNISA BUDGET: 508.500 € 01-09-2017 / 31.08.2020

PROJECT: SHEER - SHale gas Exploration and Exploitation induced Risks

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POSITION: Scientif coordinator

FUNDED by: European Union's Horizon 2020 - Competitive Low-Carbon Energy - LCE16-2014 THEME [Understanding, preventing, and mitigating the potential impacts and risks of shale gas exploration and exploitation]

TOTAL BUDGET: 2.601.720,00 € AMRA BUDGET: 715.625 € dal 01-08-2016 ad 30.04.2018

PROJECT: ARGO - Analisi dei Rischi naturali e antropoGenetici delle piattaforme petrolifere Off-shore.


FUNDED by: Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MiSE)

TOTAL BUDGET: 475.00,00€ AMRA BUDGET: 475.00,00 € dal 01-06-2014 al 30.05.2017

PROJECT: MEDSUV - MEDiterranean SUpersite Volcanoes (


FUNDED by: European Union's FP7 - ENV.2012.6.4-2 THEME [Long-term monitoring experiment in geologically active regions of Europe prone to natural hazards: the Supersite concept]

AMRA BUDGET: 422.450,00 € dal 01-06-2013 al 31-05-2016

PROJECT: Valutazione della pericolosità vulcanica in termini probabilistici - V1:

POSITION: Responsabile dell'Unita di Ricerca UNISA La caldera dei Campi Flegrei: Indagini multidisciplinari per la definizione della pericolosità vulcanica a lungo-termine.

FUNDED by: Dipartimento della Protezione Civile - INGV

UNISA BUDGET: 35.000,00 € dal 01-05-2014 al 01-07-2015