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Rocco  Malservisi

Rocco Malservisi

Rocco Malservisi
Associate Professor


Office: SCA 218
Phone: 813/974-1593



PhD, geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002.
Laurea in Fisica (Italian degree in Physics), University of Bologna, Italy, 1996.

Professional Experience

Post-doctoral associate, University of Miami, 2002-2004
Junior Professor of Geodynamics, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, 2004-2009.


Dynamics of the lithosphere; collection, analysis and modeling of geodetic data to study the deformation of the lithosphere; analysis of surface deformation to understand earthquake cycle and volcanic deformation; numerical modeling of lithospheric dynamics to link and interpret related geological, geomorphologic and geophysical datasets; effects of rheological properties of the lithosphere on the surface deformation.

Graduate Students

Fanghui Deng, Mary Njoroge

Mitchell Hastings, Nicholas (Nick) Voss, Surui Xie

Specialty Area