About the Author
Andrea Billi, PhD, is a Senior Scientist (Primo Ricercatore) in geology at the National Research Council (CNR-IGAG) of Rome, Italy. He received his Ph.D. degree in Geodynamics from Roma Tre University of Rome in 2001 and a M. Geology degree in 1994 from Sapienza University of Rome. Dr. Billi is a versatile structural geologist and tectonician focusing on research fields as diverse as fault zone architecture, seismic faults, regional geodynamics, tsunamis, travertines, and hydrothermalism (www.andreabilli.com). He has been serving for years in the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Structural Geology and Frontiers in Earth Science. His research and editorial experience spans almost 20 years. He has authored about 70 scientific papers and revised, as reviewer or editor, more than 200 papers for more than 30 scientific journals. He has received multiple mention awards for excellence in reviewing from journals such as Tectonics and Journal of Structural Geology. He presently teaches Brittle Structural Geology at the M. Course of Sapienza University of Rome. Ake Fagereng, PhD, is a Lecturer in Structural Geology at Cardiff University, U.K. He received his PhD in geology from Otago University, New Zealand in 2010, and went on to a position as Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Since 2014 he has been a Lecturer in Structural Geology in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University, U.K. He still holds a position as Honorary Research Associate at UCT, spending time doing fieldwork and supervising students in Southern Africa. He has taught structural geology and tectonics at all levels from year 1 undergraduate to graduate level. He has edited a book, Geology of the Earthquake Source, for the Geological Society of London, is a regular reviewer for numerous international journals, and an Associate Editor for Geophysical Research Letters. He has published 39 papers in international, peer reviewed journals, and was awarded the Outstanding Young Scientist Award of the EGU Tectonics and Structural Geology Division in 2016.