First NameDomenico
Last NameMontanari
Phone055 2757540
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  • 2001 Degree in Geological Sciences; University of Florence
  • 2004 PhD in Earth Sciences; University of Florence
  • 2005-2006 Post-doc fellowship; CNR- Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources
  • 2006-2007 Post-doc fellowship; Department of Earth Science, University of Florence.
  • 2007-2008 Post-doc scholarship, Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento S. Anna, Pisa
  • 2009-2010 Centre of Excellence for Geothermal Energy in Larderello
  • 2011 Researcher CNR- Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources


  • Modelling of deformation processes at various scales, including thrust tectonics, inversion tectonics, salt diapirs, multiphase deformation, modalities of magma emplacement, geomorphic processes, geothermal systems.
  • Structural measurements and fracture network characterization.
  • Recent works focused on 3D geological modeling, analysis of the relations between the patterns of deformation and magma emplacement, geothermal characterization, and Geothermal Resources Assessment of low to high enthalpy geothermal fields.


  • Task leader: Analogue modelling for fracturing. EU “IMAGE (Integrated Methods for Advanced Geothermal Exploration)” project, 7 th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
  • Scientific Coordinator for the "Mazara del Vallo, Sicilia" site, VIGOR national project.
  • Scientific Coordinator for the Work Package 3 “Deep resource assessment-prefeasibility”, VIGOR national project.
  • Scientific Coordinator for “geology”methodological framework WP2 and WP3, VIGOR national project.


  • Montanari D., Albanese C., Catalano R., Contino A., Fedi M., Gola G., Iorio M., La Manna M., Monteleone S., Trumpy E., Valenti V., Manzella A. (2015). Contour map of the top of the regional geothermal reservoir of Sicily (Italy). Journal of Maps, 11, 13-24. doi: 10.1080/17445647.2014.935503
  • La Felice S., Montanari D., Battaglia S., Bertini G. Gianelli G.(2014). Fracture permeability and water-rock interaction in a volcanic groundwater reservoir and the concern of its interaction with the geothermal reservoir of Mt. Amiata, Italy. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal research 284, 95-105. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.07.017
  • Ferré E.C., Galland O., Montanari D. and Kalakay T. J., (2012). Granite magma migration and emplacement along thrusts. Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundsch) DOI 10.1007/s00531-012-0747-6.
  • Montanari D., Corti G., Sani F., Del Ventisette C., Bonini M., Moratti G. (2010). Experimental investigation on granite emplacement during shortening. Tectonophysics 484, 147–155.
  • Montanari D., Corti G. and Simakin A., (2010). Magma chambers acting as strain attractors during thrusting. Terra Nova 22 (5), 390-395. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2010.00962.x