Rocco Malservisi

Associate Professor & Graduate Director of Geology


Office: SCA 218
Phone: 813.974.1593


  • PhD, geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002.
  • Laurea in Fisica (Italian degree in Physics), University of Bologna, Italy, 1996.

Professional Experience

  • Post-doctoral associate, University of Miami, 2002-2004
  • Junior Professor of Geodynamics, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, 2004-2009.


Dynamics of the lithosphere; collection, analysis and modeling of geodetic data to study the deformation of the lithosphere; analysis of surface deformation to understand earthquake cycle and volcanic deformation; numerical modeling of lithospheric dynamics to link and interpret related geological, geomorphologic and geophysical datasets; effects of rheological properties of the lithosphere on the surface deformation.

Graduate Students

Mahsa Afra
Mitchell Hastings
Nicholas (Nick) Voss

Specialty Area