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DEL SANNIO   Benevento

Rosalba Maresca


Attività curriculare

Academic Position held

Researcher, University of Calabria, Italy, 1982-1997

Visiting researcher, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, 1987-1988

Researcher, University of Sannio, Italy, since 1997.



education, schools, awards

1982 Degree in Geological Sciences with honour from University of Naples “Federico II” Italy;

Award by the Province of Naples  for the best thesis on the theme "Surveillance and Risk in the neapolitan volcanic area" (announcement no. 4325,  9/24/1980), Casamicciola Terme, Ischia, October 1983;

International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Workshop on Pattern Recognition and Analysis of Seismicity, Dicember 1983;

Fellowship LASPAU/FULBRIGHT, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, 1987-88;

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. Workshop on Teaching Methodology, June 1988.



Academic Management

Member of the Court of the University of Sannio, for the periods 2001-2004, and 2004-2007;

Rector’s delegate for Equal Opportunities, 2006-2009;

Chairman of the Committee for Equal Opportunities in the period February 2008 - November 2009 (D.R. of 02.20.2008, No. 171);

Responsible for security for the Geophysical Laboratory of the Department (D.R. of 04/29/2010);

Scientific coordinator for the Library of the Department, December 2009 - December 2010;

Rector’s delegate for Right to Education since December 2013;

Member of the “Gruppo di Riesame” (GdR) for first-cycle degree in Geological Sciences and second-cycle degree in Geological Sciences and Technologies



Scientific Contribution

Seismic site response, surface waves and shallow velocity structure, seismotectonics, seismic risk, seismic monitoring of landslides, array seismology.

Member of AGU;

Author of numerous ISI papers, proceedings, papers on national journals;

Active participation to International Conferences



Reviewer Activity

Reviewer for the following international journals: Annals of Geophysics; Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering; Natural Hazards; Journal of Astronomy and Geophysics ; Journal of Geophysical Researh/Solid Earth; Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering



Academic Board

Member of the Academic Board of the PhD in Sciences of Earth and Life, University of Sannio (2004-2014).



Educational Activity

Assistant professor of Geophysics (1998-2008), and Seismology (2002-2005) for first-cycle degree in Geological Sciences;


Assistant professor of Seismic Site Response (2006-2009), Applied Geophysics (2010-2011; 2016-2018), Geophysical Prospecting (2013-14; 2015-16), and Seismology (2014-2015) for second-cycle degree in Geological Sciences;


Teaching Staff Mobility (STA)/Erasmus project, advanced six hours course: “The seismic noise and its applications in earthquake site response studies”, University of Granada, Spain, February 2012;


PONa3 00278/F VULCAMED Project, advanced six hours course: “Array techniques in volcanic areas”, November 2013, INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Naples, Italy;


Seminars held in PhD courses at the University of Sannio, and as part of the orientation activity promoted by the Department of Sciences and Technologies.



Selected Publications

Maresca R, Nardone L, Gizzi FT, Potenza MR, 2018. Ambient noise HVSR measurements in the Avellino historical centre and surrounding area (southern Italy). Correlation with surface geology and damage caused by the 1980 Irpinia-Basilicata earthquake. Measurement 130, 211-222. doi:


Vassallo M., De Matteis R., Bobbio A., Di Giulio G., Adinolfi G.M., Cantore L., Cogliano R., Fodarella A., Maresca R., Pucillo S., Riccio G., 2019. Seismic noise cross-correlation in the urban area of Benevento city (Southern Italy). Geophys J Int, 217, 1524-1542, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggz101.


Maresca R, Berrino G (2016). Investigation of the buried structure of the Volturara Irpina Basin (southern Italy) by microtremor and gravimetric data, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 128, 96-109, doi: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2016.03.010.


Maresca R., Damiano N., Nardone L., Di Vito M.A., Bianco F. (2014). A comparison of surface and underground array measurements of ambient noise recorded in Naples (Italy). J Seismol, vol 18, p. 385-400, doi: 10.1007/s10950-013-9414-z


Maresca R., Nardone L., Pasquale G., Pinto F., Bianco (2012). Effects of surface geology on seismic ground motion deduced from ambient-noise measurements, in the town of Avellino, Irpinia Region (Italy). Pure Appl Geophys, vol. 169, p. 1173-1188-16, ISSN: 0033-4553, doi:10.1007/s00024-011-0390-3


Nardone L., Maresca R. (2011). Shallow velocity structure and site effects at Mt. Vesuvius, Italy, from HVSR and array measurements of ambient vibrations. Bull Seismol Soc Am, vol. 101-4, p. 1465-1477, ISSN: 0037-1106, doi: 10.1785/0120100165


Pasquale G, De Matteis R, Romeo A, Maresca R (2009). Eartquake focal mechanisms and stress inversion in the Irpinia Region (Southern Italy). J Seismol 13, 107-124, ISSN: 1383-4649, doi: 10.1007/s10950-008-9119-x


Maresca R., Galluzzo D., Del Pezzo E. (2006). H/V spectral ratios and array techniques applied to ambient noise recorded in the Colfiorito Basin, Central Italy. Bull Seismol Soc Am, vol. 96, p. 490-505, ISSN: 0037-1106, doi: 10.1785/0120050057


Maresca R, Galluzzo D, Cara F, Di Giulio G, Rovelli A, 2004. Analyses of ambient noise recorded in the Colfiorito Basin, Central Italy. In: The Many Facets of the Seismic Risk, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Multidisciplinary Approach to Seismic Risk Problem. p. 69-77, Pecce M., Manfredi G., Zollo A.

Maresca R, Castellano M, De Matteis R, Saccorotti G, Vaccariello P (2003). Local site effects in the town of Benevento (Italy) from noise measurements. Pure Appl Geophys, vol. 160, p. 1745-1764, ISSN: 0033-4553


Saccorotti G, Maresca R, Del Pezzo E (2001). Array Analyses of Seismic Noise at Mt. Vesuvius Volcano, Italy. J Volcanol Geoth Res,110, 79-100, ISSN: 0377-0273.

mercoledì, 30 marzo, 2016 (Giornata)