Dr. Simone Barani
 

                                    Researcher

 
Date of birth July 07, 1979
Place of birth Genoa, Italy
Place of work DISTAV (Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell'Ambiente e della Vita), Università degli Studi di Genova, Viale Benedetto XV 5, 16132 Genoa, Italy
E-mail barani@dipteris.unige.it
Telephone +39 010 353 8097 (alternatively, +39 010 353 8098)
Education: Ph.D. in Geophysics, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
Degree with perfect score and honour in Geological Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
Languages: Italian, English

 

Curriculum Vitae for Downloading (ITA - ENG)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCES

University of Genoa, Italy (2004-present):

  • Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA)

  • Seismic hazard disaggregation and definition of earthquake scenarios

  • Analysis and selection of ground motion time histories

  • Empirical and analytical ground response analysis

  • Earthquake-induced landslide hazard analysis

  • Seismotectonics and seismic strain rate evaluation

  • Analysis of earthquake clusters and seismicity patterns

  • Geophysical prospection

Dr. Barani is co-managing director of GEAmb S.r.l., an academic spin-off company born (October 2009) at the University of Genoa from the scientific and professional experience of Dr. Barani and other researchers.

In addition to the above activities:

  • Dr. Barani was coordinator of the Task 4, “Site-Specific Seismic Hazard Assessment”, of the research projects S2-2012 and S2-2014 “Constraining OBservations into Seismic hazard (COBAS)” funded by the Italian Department of Civil Protection.

  • Dr. Barani was teaching assistant of Prof. Christopher H. Scholz (Columbia University, NY) during the MSc/PhD degree course “The Mechanics of Earthquakes and Faulting”, Rose School – Centre for Post Graduate Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (Pavia, Italy), April 20 – May 15, 2009.

  • Dr. Simone Barani collaborated with D’Appolonia S.p.A. on different geohazard projects (period 2006 - 2008; details can be found in the CV).

  • Dr. Barani is reviewer for Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Tectonophysics, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Spectra, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Scientific Research and Essays, and Annals of Geophysics.

 

PUBLICATIONS

International Journals and Proceedings

Barani S., C. Mascandola, E. Serpelloni, G. Ferretti, M. Massa and D. Spallarossa, 2017, "Time–Space Evolution of Seismic Strain Release in the Area Shocked by the August 24–October 30 Central Italy Seismic Sequence", Pure and Applied Geophysics, Vol. 174, 1875-1887.

Mascandola C., M. Massa, S. Barani, S. Lovati and M. Santulin, 2017, “Long-period amplification in deep alluvial basins and consequences for site-specific probabilistic seismic hazard analysis: an example from the Po Plain (northern Italy)”, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 107, 770-786.

Barani S., D. Albarello, M. Massa and D. Spallarossa 2017, “Influence of twenty years of research on ground motion prediction equations on probabilistic seismic hazard in Italy”, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 107, 240-255.

Barani S., D. Albarello, D. Spallarossa and M. Massa, 2017, “Empirical scoring of ground motion prediction equations for probabilistic seismic hazard analysis in Italy including site effects”, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 15, 2547-2570.

Barani S. and D. Spallarossa, 2016, “Soil amplification in probabilistic ground motion hazard analysis”, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 15, 2525-2545.

Massa M., C. Mascandola, C. Ladina, S. Lovati and S. Barani, 2016, “Fieldwork on local-site seismic response in the Po Plain: examples from seismic array and single station analyses”, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 15, 2349-2366.

 

Barani S., D. Albarello, D. Spallarossa and M. Massa, 2015, “On the influence of horizontal ground shaking definition on probabilistic seismic hazard analysis”, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 105, 2704-2712.

De Ferrari R., S. Barani, E. Poggi, M. Brancucci, R. Vegnuti, G. Brancucci, P. Marescotti and M. Solimano, 2015, “An integrated geophysical-geochemical approach for soil precision mapping in a Cinque Terre vineyard (Italy)”, Proceedings of Near Surface Geoscience 2015, 6-10 September, Turin, Italy, Paper No. Tu PrS P09.

De Ferrari R., S. Barani, G. Ferretti, M. Pavan and D. Spallarossa, 2015, “Analysis of site amplification effects at four installation sites of the National Accelerometric Network (RAN) in Italy”, Proceedings of Near Surface Geoscience 2015, 6-10 September, Turin, Italy, Paper No. Tu 21P1 07.

Scafidi D., S. Barani, R. De Ferrari, G. Ferretti, M. Pasta, M. Pavan, D. Spallarossa and C. Turino, 2015, “Seismicity of northwestern Italy during the last thirty years”, Journal of Seismology, Vol. 19, 201-218.

Christovasilis I. P., G. P. Cimellaro, S. Barani and S. Foti, 2014, “On the selection and scaling of ground motions for fragility analysis of structures”, Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, 25-29 August, Istanbul, Paper No. 2120.

Barani S., R. De Ferrari, C. Eva, S. Lagomarsino, S. Cattari and A. Pieracci, 2014, “Structural response of Historical and residential buildings during dredging activities in the genoa harbor”, Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, 25-29 August, Istanbul, Paper No. 459.

Barani S., M. Massa, S. Lovati and D. Spallarossa, 2014, “Effects of surface topography on ground shaking prediction: implications for seismic hazard analysis and recommendations for seismic design”, Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 197, 1551-1565.

Massa M., S. Barani and S. Lovati, 2014, “Overview of topographic effects based on experimental observations: meaning, causes and possible interpretations”, Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 197, 1537-1550.

Barani S., G. Ferretti, D. Scafidi and D. Spallarossa, 2014, “Analysis of seismicity and micro-seismicity associated with the October-November 2010 Sampeyre swarm, Southwestern Alps”, Tectonophysics, Vol. 611, pp. 130-140.

Barani S., D. Spallarossa, P. Bazzurro and F. Pelli, 2014, “The multiple facets of probabilistic seismic hazard analysis: a review of probabilistic approaches to the assessment of different hazards caused by earthquakes”, Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica e Applicata, Vol. 55, pp. 17-40.

Barani S., R. De Ferrari and G. Ferretti, 2013, “Influence of soil modeling uncertainties on site response”, Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 29, pp. 705-732.

Ferretti G., Zunino A., Scafidi D., Barani S., and Spallarossa D.: 2013, On microseisms recorded near the Ligurian coast (Italy) and their relationship with sea wave height, Geophysical Journal International 194, 524-533.

Barani S., Massa M., Lovati S., and Ferretti G.: 2012, Topographic effects in probabilistic seismic hazard analysis: the case of Narni, Central Italy, 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, September 24-28, Paper No 5823.

Massa M., Lovati S., and Barani S.: 2012, Seismic amplification in presence of topography and their consequences for ground motion predictions and seismic code for building: the case of Italy, 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, September 24-28, Paper No 2756.

Boncio P., Pizzi A., Cavuoto G., Mancini M., Piacentini T., Miccadei E., Cavinato G.P., Piscitelli S., Giocoli A., Ferretti G., De Ferrari R., Gallipoli M.R., Mucciarelli M., Di Fiore V., Franceschini A., Pergalani F., Naso G., and Working Group MacroArea3 (Giaccio B., Moscatelli M., Spadoni M., Romano G., Spallarossa D., Pasta M., Pavan M., Scafidi D., Barani S., Eva C., Compagnoni M., Campea T., Di Berardino G.R., Mancini T., Marino A., Montefalcone R., Mosca F.); 2011, Geological and geophysical characterisation of the Paganica - San Gregorio area after the April 6, 2009 L’Aquila earthquake (Mw 6.3, central Italy): implications for site response, Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata 52,  491-512.

Barani S. and Eva C.: 2011, Did the April 6, 2009 L’Aquila earthquake fill a seismic gap?, Seismological Research Letters 82, 645-653.
 

De Ferrari R., Ferretti G., Barani S., and Spallarossa D.: 2010, Investigating on the 1920 Garfagnana earthquake (Mw = 6.5): evidences of site effects in Villa Collemandina (Tuscany, Italy), Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 30, 1417-1429.

 

Barani S., Scafidi D., and Eva C.: 2010, Strain Rates in Northwestern Italy from Spatially Smoothed Seismicity, Journal of Geophysical Research 115, B07302, doi:10.1029/2009JB006637.

 

Luna R., Dakoulas P., Zheng W., Önder Çetin K., Perlea M., Tung-Chin Kung G., El Shamy U., and Barani S.: 2010, General Report Session 4: 4a. Liquefaction and Seismically-Induced Settlement, Ground Failures, and Seismic Studies on Recent Earthquakes; 4b. Stability and Displacement Performance of Slopes, Landfills, and Earth Dams under Earthquakes”, Fifth International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, San Diego, California, May 24-29.

Barani S., De Ferrari R., Ferretti G., and Spallarossa D: 2010, Calibration of Soil Amplification Factors for Real-Time Ground-Motion Scenarios in Italy, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, San Diego, California, May 24-29, Paper No 6.09b.

Barani S., Bazzurro P., and Pelli F.: 2010, A Probabilistic Method for the Prediction of Earthquake-Induced slope displacements, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, San Diego, California, May 24-29, Paper No 4.31b.

 

Barani S., Spallarossa D., and Bazzurro P.: 2009, Disaggregation of Probabilistic Ground-Motion Hazard in Italy, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 99, 2638-2661.

 

Barani S., De Ferrari R., Ferretti G., and Eva C.: 2008, Influence of Soil Property Uncertainties on Ground Motion Amplification, Proceedings of the 31st Assembly of the European Seismological Commission - ESC08, Hersonissos, Greece, September 7-12, 49-58.

 

Barani S., De Ferrari R., Ferretti G., and Eva C.: 2008, Assessing the Effectiveness of Soil Parameters for Ground Response Characterization and Soil Classification, Earthquake Spectra 24, 565-597.

 

Barani S., Spallarossa D., Eva C., and Bazzurro P.: 2007, Sensitivity Analysis of Parameters for Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment of Western Liguria (North-Western Italy), Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica e Applicata 48, 127-150.

 

Barani S., De Ferrari R., Ferretti G., and Spallarossa D.: 2007, Seismic Landslide Hazard Analysis for the Genoa District, Liguria - Italy, Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering - 4ICEGE, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 25-28, Paper No 1434.

 

Barani S., Spallarossa D., Bazzurro P., and Eva C.: 2007, Sensitivity Analysis of Seismic Hazard for Western Liguria (North Western Italy): a First Attempt Towards the Understanding and Quantification of Hazard Uncertainty,  Tectonophysics 435, 13-35.

 

Barani S., Ferretti G., Massa M., and Spallarossa D.: 2007, The Waveform Similarity Approach to Identify Dependent Events in Instrumental Seismic Catalogues, Geophysical Journal International 168, 100-108.

 

Pelli F., Mangini M., Bazzurro P., Eva C., Spallarossa D., and Barani S.: 2006, PSHA in Northern Italy Accounting for Non-Linear Soil Behaviour and Epistemic Uncertainty, Proceedings First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology - ECEES, Geneva, Switzerland, September 3-8, Paper No 90.

National Journals and Proceedings
 

Rebez A., M. Santulin, A. Tamaro, D. Slejko, F. Sani, L. Martelli, M. Bonini, G. Corti, M.E. Poli, A. Zanferrari, A. Marchesini, M. Busetti, M. Dal Cin, D. Spallarossa, S. Barani, D. Scafidi, G. Barreca, C. Monaco, 2016, “Seismogenic zonation as a branch of the logic-tree for the new italian seismic hazard map - MPS16: a preliminary outline”, 35° Convegno Gruppo Nazionale Geofisica della Terra Solida - GNGTS, 22-24 Novembre, Trieste, pp. 314-320, ISBN: 978-88-940442-7-0.

Barani S., R. De Ferrari, G, Ferretti, 2016, “Definizione di un approccio metodologico volto alla sicurezza e applicazione al caso studio di Bussana Vecchia, Verso un approccio metodologico interdisciplinare; Aspetti sismologici”, In: F. Pirlone, I Borghi Antichi Abbandonati, Patrimonio da Riscoprire e Mettere in Sicurezza, Ed. Franco Angeli, pp. 46-57, ISBN: 978-88-917-4058-8.

 

Gruppo di Lavoro Abachi, 2015, “Applicabibilità degli abachi per la microzonazione sismica di livello 2”, 35° Convegno Gruppo Nazionale Geofisica della Terra Solida - GNGTS, 17-19 Novembre, Trieste, Tema 2, pp.109-113, ISBN: 978-88-940442-6-3.

Luzi L., C. Felicetta, R. Puglia, E. Russo, F. Pacor, M. D’Amico, G Lanzano and Working Group 2014 INGV-DPC Project S2-Task2, 2015, “Site characterization in ITACA database”, 35° Convegno Gruppo Nazionale Geofisica della Terra Solida - GNGTS, 17-19 Novembre, Trieste, Tema 2, pp.122-128, ISBN: 978-88-940442-6-3.

De Ferrari R., S. Barani, G. Ferretti, D. Bottero, 2015, “Analisi della pericolosità sismica per la valutazione della suscettibilità alla liquefazione del territorio ligure”, 35° Convegno Gruppo Nazionale Geofisica della Terra Solida - GNGTS, 17-19 Novembre, Trieste, Tema 2, pp.196-201, ISBN: 978-88-940442-6-3.

Mascandola C., S. Lovati, M. Santulin, E. D’Alema, S. Barani, R. De Ferrari, M. Massa, 2015, “Studio preliminare della risposta sismica locale presso il sito di castelleone (CR): analisi del rumore sismico ambientale tramite configurazioni ad array e singola stazione”, 35° Convegno Gruppo Nazionale Geofisica della Terra Solida - GNGTS, 17-19 Novembre, Trieste, Tema 2, pp.129-135, ISBN: 978-88-940442-6-3.

Barani S., D. Albarello, D. Spallarossa, M. Massa, 2014, “On the influence of ground motion predictive equations on probabilistic seismic hazard analysis, part 1: effect of horizontal ground shaking definition”, 33° Convegno Gruppo Nazionale Geofisica della Terra Solida - GNGTS, 25-27 Novembre, Bologna, Tema 2, pp. 5-10, ISBN: 978-88-940442-2-5.

Barani S., D. Albarello, M. Massa, D. Spallarossa, 2014, “On the influence of ground motion predictive equations on probabilistic seismic hazard analysis, part 2: testing and scoring past and recent attenuation models”, 33° Convegno Gruppo Nazionale Geofisica della Terra Solida - GNGTS, 25-27 Novembre, Bologna, Tema 2, pp. 10-15, ISBN: 978-88-940442-2-5.

Barani S., R. De Ferrari, S Cattari, C. Eva, S. Lagomarsino, A. Pieracci, 2014, “Structural response of masonry buildings in the historic center of Genoa, Italy”, 33° Convegno Gruppo Nazionale Geofisica della Terra Solida - GNGTS, 25-27 Novembre, Bologna, Tema 2, pp. 314-318, ISBN: 978-88-940442-2-5.
 

Barani S. e De Ferrari R.: 2013, Seismic strain rate variation in the area shocked by the 2012 Emilia seismic sequence, Atti del 32° Convegno Gruppo Nazionale Geofisica della Terra Solida - GNGTS, Trieste, 19-21 Novembre, Tema 1, pp. 210-215, ISBN: 978-88-902101-6-7.

Barani S., Vanini M., Faccioli E., Paolucci R., Smerzini C., Villani M., Di Capua G., Tarabusi G., Barnaba C., Spallarossa D., Rebez A., Martelli L., Piccin A., Rosselli S. e Peruzza L.: 2013, Soil hazard assessment in Italy: site-specific and regional-scale estimates within the framework of the DPC-INGV S2 2012-2013 project, Atti del 32° Convegno Gruppo Nazionale Geofisica della Terra Solida - GNGTS, Trieste, 19-21 Novembre, Tema 2, pp. 15-22, ISBN: 978-88-902101-7-4.

Barani S., De Ferrari R., Ferretti G., Pasta M., Scafidi D., Spallarossa D. e Turino C.: 2013, An in-depth analysis of seismic episodes: the example of the 2010 Sampeyre swarm and the 2013 Lunigina sequence, Atti del 32° Convegno Gruppo Nazionale Geofisica della Terra Solida - GNGTS, Trieste, 19-21 Novembre, Tema 1, pp. 17-23, ISBN: 978-88-902101-6-7.

Barani S., De Ferrari R., Ferretti G., Spallarossa D. e Pasta M.: 2012, On the role of soil parameter uncertainties on ground response, Atti del 31° Convegno Gruppo Nazionale Geofisica della Terra Solida - GNGTS, Potenza, 20-22 Novembre, Tema 2, pp. 114-118, ISBN: 978-88-902101-2-9.
 

De Ferrari R., Ferretti G., Spallarossa D. e Barani S.: 2008, Valutazione degli effetti di amplificazione sismica a scala urbana mediante approccio sperimentale: il caso di Villacollemandina (Provincia di Lucca), Rendiconti della Società Geologica Italiana 3, pp. 300-301.

 

Barani S., Eva C., Spallarossa D. e De Ferrari R.: 2006, Caratterizzazione della Pericolosità Sismica della Provincia di La Spezia e Problematiche Connesse, In: R. Minciardi e P. Ugolini, La Messa in Sicurezza del Territorio da Eventi Calamitosi di Tipo Naturale: Esperienze e Nuove Prospettive (Ed. Alinea), pp. 82-91, ISBN: 88-6055-082-3.

 

Passalacqua R., Spallarossa D. e Barani S.: 2005, Valutazione su GIS della Vulnerabilità dei Versanti Soggetti ad Azioni Sismiche, In: S. Lagomarsino e P. Ugolini, Rischio Sismico, Territorio e Centri Storici (Ed. Franco Angeli), Atti del Convegno Nazionale, San Remo, Imperia, 2-3 Luglio 2004, pp. 57-62, ISBN: 10:8846467388.

 

Eva C., Spallarossa D. e Barani S.: 2005, Caratterizzazione della Pericolosità Sismica della Liguria Occidentale, In: S. Lagomarsino e P. Ugolini, Rischio Sismico, Territorio e Centri Storici (Ed. Franco Angeli), Atti del Convegno Nazionale, San Remo, Imperia, 2-3 Luglio 2004, pp. 301-305, ISBN: 10: 8846467388.

 

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

The list of conferences and workshops is presented in the CV

 

THESES, DISSERTATIONS, AND IMPORTANT REPORTS

Barani S. e Spallarossa D.: 2015, D4.2 – Site-specific PSHA for newly selected sites, guidelines, DPC-INGV-S2 Project “Constraining observations into Seismic Hazard”, https://sites.google.com/site/ingvdpc2014progettos2/deliverables

 

Barani S. e Spallarossa D.: 2015, D4.1 – Site-specific PSHA for previously selected sites, DPC-INGV-S2 Project “Constraining observations into Seismic Hazard”, https://sites.google.com/site/ingvdpc2014progettos2/deliverables

 

Task 4 Working Group: 2013, Report, D4.1 – Site-specific hazard assessment in priority areas, DPC-INGV-S2 Project “Constraining observations into Seismic Hazard”, https://sites.google.com/site/ingvdpc2012progettos2/deliverables/d4-1

Spallarossa D. e Barani S.: 2007, Disaggregazione della pericolosità sismica in termini di M-R-ε. Progetto DPC-INGV S1, http://esse1.mi.ingv.it/d14.html

 

Barani S.: 2007, Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA): Declustering, Logic Tree, Sensitivity, and Treatment of Uncertainties, Ph.D. Dissert., University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, March 2007, 96 pp. PDF files download (zip 5.6Mb)

 

Barani S.: 2003, Pericolosità Sismica e Fenomeni di Amplificazione Locale in Toscana: il Caso della Garfagnana, Geological Sciences Degree Thesis, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, October 2003, 208 pp. + Appendixes.