Lombardi Research Group - Sabina Bigi
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Sabina Bigi

Sabina Bigi

Since 1996 she works as Researcher at the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Roma "La Sapienza", where she currently teaching the course “Brittle structural geology”. In 2013 she became responsible of the Fluid Chemical Lab of the Earth Science Department.

In 2014 she obtained the national scientific qualification as associate professor in the sector Structural geology, Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Paleontology.

She was visiting researcher at the Earth Science Department of University of Salonicco, Greece (1993), and the Earth Science Department, UCSC, Santa Cruz, US (1999). She is fellow of the Geological Society of Italy, of the American Geophysical Union and of the Geological Society of America, and of the European association of geoscientists and engineers (EAGE).

Her teaching experience consists of courses of Structural Geology, Geology, Field Geological (Mapping), Brittle Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geodynamics in the Earth Science Department, University of Rome La Sapienza, from 1990 to the present.

Her main research interest is focused on brittle deformation, and comprises the studies of faults and fractures network, with application in the field of hydrocarbons exploration and applied geology. Faults studies were dedicated to the reconstruction of fault architecture and evolution, with particular attention to gas bearing and active faults. Fractures network studies were focused on fractures characterization in carbonates and on development of new fracture models for fluid flow simulation. From 2006 she is member of the Chemical Fluid Lab, where she can study the control exerted by faults and fractures on fluid circulation. She dedicated more than a decade to the study of the Apennines geological evolution and, more in general to thrust tectonics studies and the interplay between tectonics and sedimentation in contractional settings. In particular, she studied the influence of pre-existing structure on the geometries and kinematic of an evolving fold-and-thrust-belt, such as the Apennines.

She substitutes Prof. Lombardi as partner leader from 2013 for the following EU research projects: ECO2 - Sub-seabed carbon storage and the marine environment www.eco2-project.eu (WP6 Public Perception Leader, Steering Committee member), R&Dialogue – Research and Civil Society Dialogue towards a low carbon society www.rndialogue.eu (WP1 Social Process and WP7 Italy leader, Scientific Director and Management Team member, ). Previous projects: RISCS – Research into Impacts and Safety in CO2 Storage www.riscs-co2.eu (WP5 Task 5.2 Communication leader), CGS Europe - Pan-European coordination action on CO2 Geological Storage www.cgseurope.net (WP5 Task 5.6 Media Interaction leader), SiteChar - Characterisation of European CO2 Storage www.sitechar-co2.eu (WP9 Dissemination leader).

She will also be strongly involved in the recently approved H2020 project “ENOS” - ENabling Onshore CO2 Storage in Europe.  


e-mail: sabina.bigi@uniroma1.it