Lombardi Research Group - Samuela Vercelli
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Samuela Vercelli

Samuela Vercelli

Samuela Vercelli (Master in Applied Psychology and specialisation in Clinical Psychology) joined the Fluid Chemistry Laboratory of the Department of Earth Sciences of University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1999, conducting research on science dissemination issues and the public perception of innovative technologies, with particular regard to the geological storage of CO2.

She now works for the Sapienza CERI Research Centre, Department of Civil Engineering DICEA. The focus of her work are psychosocial processes involved in the comprehension of new information and technology, and in the related choice and decision-making processes in our society.

Working in a multidisciplinary team with natural science researchers she has developed an in-depth knowledge and understanding of both technical and communication aspects of CO2 Storage and more generally a concrete approach to multidisciplinary collaboration. She has been a member of the Management Board and then the Executive Committee of CO2GeoNet – Network of Excellence on the Geological Storage of CO2 from 2007 to 2015.

She was engaged in European FP7 research projects as task or work package leader: 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 COStorage in Europe.


e-mail: samuela.vercelli@uniroma1.it

phone: ++39(0)649914918