Dr. Alessandro Decarlis obtained an MD in Geology and a PhD in Earth Sciences at Pavia University (I). During his postdoc fellowships, he moved to the Ecole et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre in Strasbourg (F) as a CNRS researcher and to Turin University (I). At present, Dr. Decarlis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi (UAE). Alessandro is a field-oriented geologist with a special interest in the structure and evolution of magma-poor rifted margins.
Dr. Decarlis' research evolved from basin analysis related to various stages of the tectonic evolution of the European Alps, to the understanding of the sedimentary architecture related to the underlying crustal structure during the rifting stage.
With this latter approach, observations in the field and in seismic sections are joined to contribute to unravel mechanisms involved in deep tectonic processes. He considers up- and down-scaling from field to seismic observations and the ability to integrate key-geological observations into a larger framework as the most important contribution of his research.