lingue: Italiano, Inglese
CEO of Petrologic Synergy srl, Franco is Associate Professor of Petrology (qualified as Full Professor, National Scientific Qualification (law 30 December 2010, n.240), Dip. Scienze Fisiche, della Terra e dell’Ambiente, Università di Siena, Italy (DSFTA)
Since 2017 he is director of Museo nazionale dell’Antartide – Sezione di Siena and since 2018 he is supervisor of the Graduate and post-graduate Geological Courses at the DSFTA-UNISI
Franco’s research focuses on applied petrology in polar regions (17 scientific expeditions in Antarctica and Siberian Arctic) and in the petrography-physics boundary field (laser, Raman, electronic microscopy) to promote deeper investigations of structure-composition relationships in raw materials and geomaterials, including the in-situ and lab analysis of raw materials.
Franco is author and coauthor of ca. 200 contributions including 95 peer-reviewed papers in international journals.