Dipartimento di Scienze chimiche e geologiche
Dr. Stefano Naitza was born on 29/05/1965 in Cagliari. Graduated in Geological Sciencesat the University of Cagliari. In 1992-93 he attended the Degree Course in Prospecting and Evaluation of Minerals at the Institute of mineral deposits at the University of Cagliari. In 1993-96, PhD in Mineral Prospecting (IX Cycle) completed at the University of Cagliari – Department of Geoengineering and Environmental Technologies. In 1998-2000 he is a research contractor at the University of Sassari – Institute of Geological-Mineralogical Sciences. In 2000-2002 he is the winner of a research grant at the Department of Geoengineering and Environmental Technologies at the University of Cagliari.
In 2002 he was the winner of the public competition University Researcher – disciplinary sector D03D – GEOLOGY OF MINERAL DEPOSITS at the University Of Cagliari. He has served as Researcher at the Department of Civil Engineering, Environmental and Architecture (DICAAR), Faculty of Engineering, University of Cagliari from 2002 to February 2017; currently belongs to the Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, where he is currently in charge of the ECONOMIC GEOLOGY Course for the Master Degree Course in Geological Sciences and Technologies. In the period 2012-2017 he was appointed to the Lithology and Geology Module in Applied Geology and Geology – Degree Course in Environmental Engineering. For the same degree course he was in the past years in charge of the Rock and Industrial Minerals Course, the Solids Characterization Course and the Ore Mineralogy Laboratory (2005-2010).
His current research guidelines include:
Studies on geology and metallogenesis of mineral deposits in the Variscan basement of Sardinia;
Studies on petrology and metallogenesis of Sardinian late-variscan granitoids;
Studies on mineralization of precious (Au) and strategic (REE, Co, W, etc.) metals in the Sardinian basement and in the Arabian-nubian Shield (Saudi Arabia)
Environmental characterization and assessment of pollution in past mining sites;
Research and geo-archaeological study of historical mining sites.