Lavinia Tunini

Lavinia Tunini

Contract Scientist


Educational Background

October 2011- May 2015

PhD student at Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera (ICTJA-CSIC)

Thesis title: "The Central Asia collision zone: numerical modelling of the lithospheric structure and the present-day kinematics".

Supervision: Dra Ivone Jiménez-Munt, Dr Manel Fernàndez


October 2010 –July 2011

MSc, Geophysics, University of Barcelona, Spain

Thesis title: Deep structure across the Zagros Mountains and the Iranian Plateau. An integrated geophysical and petrological approach.

Supervision: Dra Ivone Jiménez-Munt, Dr Manel Fernàndez


Bsc in Geological Sciences, University of Trieste (Italy)

5th May 2006: Degree in Geological Sciences (grade: 110/110 cum laude)

Thesis in Geodesy. Title: GPS observations of crustal deformations on Tenerife Island (Canary Islands – Spain)

Supervision: Dra Carla Braitenberg, University of Trieste; Dr José Fernández Torres, IGEO (CSIC-UCM), Madrid


Research Interests

  • Neotectonics and geodynamic processes
  • Crustal structure and movements
  • Monitoring of crustal deformation
  • Rheology of the Earth
  • Geodesy

Past Projects






Tunini, L., I. Jiménez-Munt, and M. Fernández (2011), Estructura profunda del Zagros y de la meseta de Irán: modelo geofísico y petrológico, Física de la Tierra, 23, 93-111.

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