Fabrizio Magrini

Research Fellow

Work Experience

  • 2023 - Present: Research Fellow / Lecturer at RSES, ANU
  • 2021 - 2023: Post-doc Researcher at Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Department of Geosciences, Mainz, Germany


  • 2017 - 2020: Ph.D. in Earth Sciences (Geophysics) at Università degli studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy. Thesis title: Improved seismic methodologies in lithospheric imaging. Supervisors: Fabio Cammarano, Lapo Boschi
  • 2015 - 2017: M.Sc. in Earth Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy. Thesis title: Crystal-Chemical Characterization of Colemanite, CaB3O4(OH)3 H2O. Supervisor: Diego G. Gatta
  • 2011 - 2014: B.Sc. in Geological Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy. Thesis title: High-Pressure Behaviour of Pentagonite, Ca(VO)Si4O10 4H2O. Supervisor: Diego G. Gatta

Research interests

As a researcher in geophysics, my main research interest lies in developing novel methodologies for seismic imaging. The goal of my research is to improve our ability to image the Earth's subsurface with high resolution and accuracy, while being able to assess the uncertainty of the retrieved models. Passionate about programming, I try to do so by developing new algorithms for geophysical data analysis and inversion, as well as exploring the use of machine-learning techniques to enhance our understanding of the Earth's interior.

I am keen on dealing with observational data, and I always like to apply the fruits of my research to real-world problems. So far, I have mainly focused on surface-wave tomography tasks, but I also have an interest in statistical seismology and in accurately detecting coherent signals in seismic records. Recently, I have also delved into the application of optimal transport in geophysics, an emerging topic that I plan to explore further during my time here at ANU.



14. C. Nardoni, L. De Siena, F. Magrini, F. Cammarano, T. Maeda, and E. Mattei. Earthquake Characteristics and Structural Properties of the Southern Tyrrhenian Basin from Full Seismic
Wave Simulations. Surveys in Geophysics, pages 1–21, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10712-023-09769-w

13. M. Agius, F. Magrini, G. Diaferia, E. D. Kästle, F. Cammarano, C. Faccenna, F. Funiciello, and M. van der Meijde. Shear-Velocity Structure and Dynamics Beneath the Sicily Channel and
Surrounding Regions of the Central Mediterranean Inferred From Seismic Surface Waves. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 23(10):e2022GC010394, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022GC010394

12. F. Magrini, S. Lauro, E. Kästle, and L. Boschi. Surface-wave tomography using SeisLib: a Python package for multi-scale seismic imaging. Geophysical Journal International, 231(2):1011–1030, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggac236

11. F. Magrini, G. Diaferia, A. El-Sharkawy, F. Cammarano, M. van der Meijde, T. Meier, and L. Boschi. Surface-Wave Tomography of the Central-Western Mediterranean: New Insights Into the
Liguro-Provençal and Tyrrhenian Basins. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127(3):e2021JB023267, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JB023267

10. F. Korostelev, Y. Lu, F. Magrini, L. Boschi, S. Leroy, and W. Vétel. Images of the East African Rift System by Global Adaptive-Resolution Surface-Wave Tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127(6):e2021JB023570, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JB023570

9. F. Magrini, L. Boschi, L. Gualtieri, V. Lekić, and F. Cammarano. Rayleigh-wave attenuation across the conterminous United States in the microseism frequency band. Scientific Reports, 11(1):1–9, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-89497-6

8. C. Nardoni, L. De Siena, F. Cammarano, F. Magrini, and E. Mattei. Modelling regional-scale attenuation across Italy and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors,
318:106764, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pepi.2021.106764

7. F. Magrini and L. Boschi. Surface–wave attenuation from seismic ambient noise: numerical validation and application. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126(1):e2020JB019865, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JB019865

6. F. Magrini, D. Jozinović, F. Cammarano, A. Michelini, and L. Boschi. Local earthquakes detection: a benchmark dataset of 3-component seismograms built on a global scale. Artificial Intelligence in Geosciences, 1:1–10, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aiig.2020.04.001

5. F. Magrini, G. Diaferia, L. Boschi, and F. Cammarano. Arrival-angle effects on two-receiver measurements of phase velocity. Geophysical Journal International, 220(3):1838–1844, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggz560

4. F. Magrini, G. Diaferia, I. Fadel, F. Cammarano, M. van der Meijde, and L. Boschi. 3-D shear wave velocity model of the lithosphere below the Sardinia-Corsica continental block based on Rayleigh-wave phase velocities. Geophysical Journal International, 220(3):2119–2130, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggz555

3. L. Boschi, F. Magrini, F. Cammarano, and M. van der Meijde. Erratum: On seismic ambient noise cross-correlation and surface-wave attenuation. Geophysical Journal International, 222(2):1090–1092, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggaa225

2. L. Boschi, F. Magrini, F. Cammarano, and M. van der Meijde. On seismic ambient noise cross-correlation and surface-wave attenuation. Geophysical Journal International, 219(3):1568–1589, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggz379

1. P. Lotti, G. D. Gatta, N. Demitri, G. Guastella, S. Rizzato, M. A. Ortenzi, F. Magrini, D. Comboni, A. Guastoni, and M. T. Fernandez-Diaz. Crystal chemistry and temperature behavior of the natural hydrous borate colemanite, a mineral commodity of boron. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 45(5):405–422, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00269-017-0929-7

Manuscripts in Review/Revision

R4. F. Magrini, E. Kästle, S. Pilia, N. Rawlinson, and L. De Siena. A new shear-velocity model of continental Australia based on multi-scale surface-wave tomography. Submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth

R3. J. A. Casas, F. Magrini, L. De Siena, B. Kaus, G. Badi, M. Z. Ruiz, Y. Rojas-Agramonte, R. Botcharnikov, K. Klimm, D. Draganov, and C. Ebinger. Seismic imaging of the deep magma
reservoirs feeding South-Western Galapagos volcanoes. Submitted to Geophysical Research Letters

R2. F. Korostelev, F. Magrini, and L. Leroy, Sylvie Boschi. Upper mantle structure under East Africa from a new 3D model of shear-wave velocity. Submitted to Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

R1. F. Borleanu, L. Petrescu, P. Anca, F. Magrini, B. Grecu, M. Radulian, and L. De Siena. Seismic attenuation tomography of Eastern Europe from ambient seismic noise analysis. Submitted to Geophysical Journal International


  • Introduction to scientific programming with Python, for PhD students:
    • Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, 6-9 June 2022
    • Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy, 26-29 April 2022
    • Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy, 23-26 February 2021
  • Geophysical Inverse Problems and Statistics, for MSc students:
    •  Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Germany, 16-17 August 2021

Supervision of BSc and MSc students

  • Jack Barr-Baxter, MSc 2022, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Project: Active volcano imaging in central Java (Indonesia) from Bayesian joint inversion of Rayleigh- and Love-wave velocity
  • Rachit Gautam, MSc 2022, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Germany. Project: Seismic scattering and absorption of the Toba Volcano, Indonesia
  • Saskia Muriel Neugebauer, BSc 2021, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Germany. Project: Seismic scattering and absorption mapping of Bezymianny volcano in Kamchatka, Russia
  • Flavio di Michele, MSc 2019, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy. Project: Crustal structure and composition beneath Sardinia from receiver functions