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Fabio works in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Faculty of Science, Monash University as a ARC Future Fellow 


Research interests

I am interested in many aspects of the Earth's dynamics, from seismicity to climate interactions, from mountain building to global plate motions, using a range of modelling methodologies, high performance computing and, lately, application of deep learning.

Supervision interests

Actively seeking highly motivated students for PhD projects.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an international research group of Earth and Computational scientists working on a range of projects. 


  • Geodynamics
  • Tectonics
  • Early Earth
  • Global Plate Motions
  • High Performance Computing
  • Numerical Modelling

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Projects 2009 2021

Research Output 2006 2018

Constraints on mantle viscosity structure from continental drift histories in spherical mantle convection models

Rolf, T., Capitanio, F. A. & Tackley, P. J., 30 Oct 2018, In : Tectonophysics. 746, p. 339-351 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Geological archive of the onset of plate tectonics

Cawood, P. A., Hawkesworth, C. J., Pisarevsky, S. A., Dhuime, B., Capitanio, F. A. & Nebel, O., 13 Nov 2018, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 376, 2132, p. 1-30 30 p., 20170405.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Modeling Slab-Slab Interactions: Dynamics of Outward Dipping Double-Sided Subduction Systems

Király, Á., Holt, A. F., Funiciello, F., Faccenna, C. & Capitanio, F. A., 1 Mar 2018, In : G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 19, 3, p. 693-714 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

On the role of lower crust and mid-lithosphere discontinuity for cratonic lithosphere delamination and recycling

Wang, Z., Kusky, T. & Capitanio, F. A., 2018, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 45, 15, p. 7425-7433 9 p., doi.org/10.1029/2017GL076948.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Water transportation ability of flat-lying slabs in the mantle transition zone and implications for craton destruction

Wang, Z., Kusky, T. M. & Capitanio, F. A., 16 Jan 2018, In : Tectonophysics. 723, p. 95-106 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review