Personal Details

Name/Surname: Francesco Trotta Università di Bologna, Sede di Ravenna
Address: via San Donato, 1, 50127, Bologna, Italy
Office: University of Bologna, Laboratori R. Sartori, Via S. Alberto, 163, 48123, Ravenna
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Mobile: +393405772703 +39-051-2095213
Nationality: Italian
Date of birth: 20-05-1982


2009 - 2012 Doctorate in Astronomy at University of Florence
2004 - 2008 Master Degree in Astrophysics 104/110 at University of Bologna
2001 - 2004 Undergraduate Degree in Astronomy at University of Bologna

Research Experience

12/2012 - Present Research Fellow at the Department of Physics and Astronomy - University of Bologna - Ravenna (Italy)

01/06/2016 - 31/07/2016 Tutor at the Giardino delle imprese - High School organized by Fondazione Golinelli in Bologna

10/2009 - 07/2011 Contract at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) ( - Garching (Germany)

05/2011 – 06/2011 Observations at the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) Narrabri NSW 2390, (Australia)

Refereed Journal Publications

  • Pinardi N., Lyubartsev V., Cardellicchio N., Caporale C., Ciliberti S., Coppini G., De Pascalis F., Dialti L., Federico I., Filippone M., Grandi A., Guideri M., Lecci R., Lamberti L., Lorenzetti G., Lusiani P., Macripo C. D., Maicu F., Tartarini D., Trotta F., Umgiesser G., Zaggia L.; Marine Rapid Environment Assessment in the Gulf of Taranto: a multi-scale approach, 2016, Deep-Sea Research Part II, doi:10.5194/nhess-2016-179
  • Trotta F., Fenu E., Pinardi N., Bruciaferri D., Giacomelli L., Federico I., Coppini G.; A Structured and Unstructured Relocatable ocean plataform for Forecasting (SURF), 2016, Deep-Sea Research Part II.
  • De Dominicis M., Falchetti S., Trotta F., Pinardi N., Giacomelli L., Napolitano E., Fazioli L., Sorgente R., J.Haley Jr. P., Lermusiaux P. F. J., Martins F., Cocco M.; A Relocatable Ocean Model in support of environmental emergencies - The Costa Concordia emergency case, 2014, Ocean Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s10236-014-0705-x
  • Trotta F.; Testi L.; Natta A.; Isella, A.; Ricci L.; Constraints on the radial distribution of the dust properties in the CQ Tau protoplanetary disk, 2013, A&A 558A, 64T.
  • Ricci, L.; Trotta F.; Testi, L.; Natta, A.; Isella, A.; Wilner, D. J.; The effect of local optically thick regions in the long-wave emission of young circumstellar disks, 2012 A&A, 540A, 6R.
  • Birnstiel T.; Ricci L., Trotta F.; Dullemond C.P.; Natta A.; Testi L.; Dominik C.; Henning T.; Ormel C. W. & Zsom A.; Testing the theory of grain growth and fragmentation by millimeter observations of protoplanetary disks, 2010, A&AL, 516, 14.

Conference and workshop

  • 8th International Workshop on Modeling the Ocean from 7-06-2016 to 10-06-2016. University of Bologna, Italy
  • 5th International Workshop on Modeling the Ocean from 17-06-2013 to 20-06-2013 University of Bergen, Norway
  • 2nd GODAE OceanView Coastal Oceans and Shelf Seas Task Team (COSS-TT) from 4-02-2013 to 7-02-2013. Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Lecce, Italy
  • Young European Radio Astronomy Conference from 18-07-2011 to 20-07-2011. University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • The inpact of Herschel surveys on ALMA Early Science from 16-11-2010 to 19-11-2010. European Southern Observatory (ESO), Garching, Germany. Young European Radio Astronomy Conference from 5-08-2010 to 09-08-2010. University of Alcal de Henared, Spain
  • From circumstellar disks to planetary systems from 3-11-2009 to 6-11-2009. European Southern Observatory (ESO), Garching, Germany
  • The Origin and Fate of the Sun: Evolution of Solar-mass Stars Observed with High Angular Resolution from from 4-09-2009 to 11-09-2009. European Southern Observatory (ESO), Garching, Germany

National and International school

  • Winter School on Numerical Methods from 01-02-2014 to 14-02-2014. Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, Trento, Italy
  • Python for computational science from 19-09-2013 to 21-09-2013 CINECA, via dei Tizii 6, Roma
  • Advanced school of Parallel Computing from 16-09-2011 to 19-09-2011 CINECA, via Magnanelli 6/3, 40033 Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna
  • ERIS: European Radio Interferometry school from 05-09-2011 to 10-09-2011 Rimini, Italy
  • Phd school of Astrophysics: 'GAIA: the milestone of the distance scale - The infrared Universe: the Herschel and Alma eras' from 24-10-2010 to 30-10-2010 Department of Astronomy - University of Padova, Italy
  • 5th IRAM 30m Summer School from 4-09-2009 to 11-09-2009 IRAM, Pico Valeta near Granada, Spain
  • Summer School of Parallel computing from 8-09-2008 to 19-09-2008 CINECA, via Magnanelli 6/3, 40033 Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna
  • Summer School of Scientific Visualization and Graphic Interactive 3D from 18-06-2009 to 29-06-2007 CINECA, via Magnanelli 6/3, 40033 Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna