Researcher at Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV, Rome)

Alessandro Ippolito holds a degree of "Laurea in Fisica, indirizzo Astrofisica" (usually considered equivalent to a M.Sci in Physics) from the University of Calabria (Italy), and a PhD in Geophysics from the University of Bologna (Italy). He currently has a postdoctoral research fellowship at INGV, the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. The main topics of his research is to investigate ionospheric anomalies and their possible relation with Lithospheric-Atmospheric-Ionospheric Coupling (LAIC) phenomena. He also worked on the automatic scaling of oblique ionograms, ray tracing procedures and ionospheric models. He developed an autoscaling algorithm for the automatic interpretation of oblique ionograms. He worked, for a six/month period, as guest researcher at Space Weather Services (SWS), Sydney, Australia. Other activities include Space Weather research, and studies on solar energetic particle observations in relation with flare positions and magnetic connection from the Earth to the solar corona. To date he has published twelve papers in peer-reviewed journals.