A short CV of mine


Post Doctoral Researcher – Seismologist (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies)

I am a researcher at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. My research focuses on understanding the mechanics and dynamics of the Earth system at a regional scale, in particular the structure and evolution of the lithosphere and the underlying mantle beneath areas which present unique geophysical interest. My studies aim to understand how the present mechanical, thermal and chemical structure of the Earth has been formed and modified by the past dynamics processes, and to image the Earth's interior at a new level of details with the final goal of contributing to solving the fundamental riddles of plate tectonics and lithospheric dynamics.

The tools I use are a combination of complementary surface wave analysis methods (cross-correlation of teleseismic and ambient noise surface waves, and waveform inversion) over very abundant broadband seismic data to extract accurately and efficiently information from each waveform, of both Rayleigh and Love components. In addition to the waveform and array tomography mentioned above, and complementarily to this, I use computational-petrology as an approach alternative to the purely seismic inversion, with the aim of modeling the thermal structure of the lithosphere-asthenosphere system, and the lithospheric thickness. I am involved often in the deployment, logistic, and data collection for seismic stations in Ireland (Ireland Array Seismic Network) and outside (SEA-SEIS, North Atlantic; SISMIKO, Central-Appenine, Italy), and I enjoy very much the field!

In addition to this, part of my work is dedicated to education and outreach. I believe it is necessary nowadays to raise interest and make aware as many people as possible (but only the ones who are interested in it!) of the concepts of seismological research, why it is important, how it relates to every day life. Knowing how difficult this task is, I have often tried to develop strategies to catch the interest of the different people involved, may it be children, general public, bachelor students, or even the most geophysical educated community. I use powerful graphic tools to produce multimedia content which can catch the attention of the public and explain what our research is about in a more immediate way, if not the only one at all.

I was previously a PhD student in DIAS and Trinity College Dublin. Before this I was a MSc student of Exploration and Applied Geophysics at University of Pisa, graduated with a thesis on "Development of genetic algorithms in C – Applications to full waveform inversion" under the supervision of Prof. Eusebio Stucchi and Prof. Alfredo Mazzotti. His BSc in Physics was carried out at the faculty of Physics at University of Pisa, the thesis was developed in a geophysical laboratory on "Characterization of a gravimetric gradiometer, test measurements of the mechanics" under the supervision of Prof. Nicolò Beverini. In between the MSc and the BSc I also worked as software engineer in financial environment, but despite of enjoying strengthening my computing/programming skills in information theory, data structures and algorithms in various languages and environments (Unix/Linux , IBM mainframe), it was very boring.


[2019] PhD in Geology (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies)

[2014] MSc of Exploration and Applied Geophysics (University of Pisa)

[2009] BSc of Physics (University of Pisa)


[2014] Development of Financial Applications, Private Consulting (Pisa)

[2010-2011] Software Engineer at Accenture for Unicredit Bank (Milan)

[...-2011] Business administration for local shops, orchestra player, and various other less relevant jobs (Italy, Hungary)


What lies beneath the North Atlantic seafloor.
Lebedev, S., R., Bonadio, M. Tsekhmistrenko, J.I. de Laat, C.J. Bean. EOS., submitted

Optimized workflows for high-frequency seismic interferometry using dense arrays.
Xu, Y., S. Lebedev, T. Meier, R., Bonadio, C.J. Bean. Geophys. J. Int., submitted

[2021-04-19] Optimal resolution tomography with error tracking and the structure of the crust and upper mantle beneath Ireland and Britain.
Bonadio, R., S. Lebedev, T. Meier, P. Arroucau, A.J. Schaeffer, A. Licciardi, M.R. Agius, C. Horan, L. Collins, B.M. O'Reilly, P.W. Readman, and the Ireland Array Working Group. Geophys. J. Int., ggab169, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggab169

[2019 Nov 28] Broadband Surface Wave Tomography of Ireland, Britain, and Other Regions.
Bonadio, R. The Library of Trinity College Dublin. http://www.tara.tcd.ie/handle/2262/90896

[2019 Oct 29] Evidence for high temperature in the upper mantle beneath Cape Verde archipelago from Rayleigh-wave phase-velocity measurements.
Carvalho, J., R. Bonadio, G. Silveira, S. Lebedev, J. Mata, P. Arroucau, T. Meier, and N.L. Celli. Tectonophysics, 770. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2019.228225

[2019 Oct 11] Education and public engagement using an active research project: lessons and recipes from the SEA-SEIS North Atlantic Expedition's programme for Irish school.
Lebedev, S., R. Bonadio, C. Gómez-García, J.I. de Laat, L. Bérdi, B. Chagas de Melo, D. Farrell, D. Stalling, C. Tirel, L. Collins, S. McCarthy, B. O'Donoghue, A. Schwenk, M. Smyth, C.J. Bean, and the SEA-SEIS Team. Geoscience Communication, 2, 143–155. https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-143-2019

[2018 May 8] Hot Upper Mantle Beneath the Tristan da Cunha Hotspot From Probabilistic Rayleigh-Wave Inversion and Petrological Modeling.
Bonadio, R., W.H. Geissler, S. Lebedev, J. Fullea, M. Ravenna, N.L. Celli, W. Jokat, M. Jegen, C. Sens-Schönfelder, and K. Baba. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 19(5), 1412-1428. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GC007347

[2016] SISMIKO: emergency network deployment and data sharing for the 2016 central Italy seismic sequence.
Moretti, M., S. Pondrelli, L. Margheriti, ... , R. Bonadio, ... INGV - Annals of Geophysics. 59, Fast Track 5. https://doi.org/10.4401/ag-7212

[in preparation] The lithosphere/astenosphere system beneath Ireland and surroundings as seen by surface-wave using multi-parameter seismic-petrological inversion tools.
Bonadio, R. & S. Lebedev.


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