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Merlino Silvia

Merlino Silvia

Resercher
Degree in Physics, University of Pisa. PhD in Astrophysics and elementary particles, University of Granada, Spain. Post-doc in University of Parma. Researcher INFM (National Institute for the Physics of Matter). Currently ISMAR-CNR researcher.

ADDRESS
Institute of Marine Science - National Research Council
ISMAR-CNR
Forte Santa Teresa, Pozzuolo di Lerici
19032 Lerici (SP)

CONTACT
Phone +39 0187 1788902

INTERESTS

Astronomy and Astrophysics observational and theoretical, and more generally evolution of complex systems. Physical oceanography and marine sustainable. Communication and dissemination of scientific culture, with the creation of multimedia, interactive science exhibitions and science shows, promotion of scientific culture, cooperation in school projects for science teaching, online-teaching science projects etc.; environmental monitoring, citizen science.

ACTIVITY

Degree in physics at the University of Pisa.
Ph. D. In Astrophysics and elementary particles at the University of Granada - Spain (1997 - 2000), Post-Doc at the University of Parma (2000-2001), Researcher at the INFM (2001 - 2009), now CNR Researcher in the ISMAR Institute.
Her scientific activity until 2009 touched two main fields: “Astrophysics – Galaxy Evolution” and “Didactics and Popularization of Physics”, and from 2009 also Physical Oceanography. She is author and co-author of scientific papers and multimedia courses on CD-ROM, awarded by national and international prix, organizer of many scientific festivals and outreach activities, and responsible of scientific contents and multimedia tools of the Interactive Scientific Museum Arkimedeion in Siracusa (Sicily, Italy).
She has been member of the INFM Research Group for Didactics and Popularization of Physics (2001 – 2009) and, in the same period,  of the staff and scientific editorial board of the Genova Science Festival. Currently he conducts research in the field of marine science and physical oceanography, sustainable boating, and she is actively involved in projects of outreach and scientific education, through actions ranging from citizen science to non-formal teaching and learning programmes. She is member of the Working Group for Science and Education of La Spezia.

PUBLICATIONS

Author and co-author of scientific papers as well as multimedia scientific courses, scientific documentary and scientific museum ‘ contents.

SELECTED PAPERS
  • Merlino S., Locritani M., Stroobant M., Mioni E., Tosi D. 2015. SeaCleaner - Focusing citizen-science and environment education on unravelling the marine litter problem. In: Blue Future: education the next generation. Special issues of MTS Journal July/August 2015, V 49
  • Merlino S., Locritani M., Giovacchini A., Strada S., Lavarello I. Lombardi D. 2015. Marine litter in the pelagos sanctuary: alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much!. In: Proceedings of "Innovation in Environmental Education: ICT and International Learning" Conference, Firenze 25-26 September 2015.
  • Mioni E and Merlino S., 2015. Innovating approaches for scientific education and research in environmental and marine sciences. In: Book of Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Higher Education Advances Head’s15, p 400-408. Ed. De la Poza, Domènech J., Lloret M., Cinta M., Vela V. and Zuriaga Agustí. E., Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València, 2015. ISBN:  978-84-90 48-340-4
  • Mioni E., Merlino S., Locritani M., Strada s., Giovacchini A., Stroobant M., Traverso R. 2015. “Blue Paths” and SEACleaner. Ensuring long-term commitment of citizens in environmental monitoring and scientific research. In: Proceedings of Ocean’15 MTS/IEEE conference, Genova 18-21 May 2015.
  • Bianucci. M., Merlino S., Ottaviani E.,Di Benedetti I. 2015. DEEP GEN. A deep water hydro generator for moorings. In: Proceedings of Ocean’15 MTS/IEEE conference, Genova 18-21 May 2015.
  • Bianucci. M., Merlino S., Ferrando M., Baruzzo L. 2015. The optimal hybrid/electric ferry for the Liguria Natural Parks. In: Proceedings of Ocean’15 MTS/IEEE conference, Genova 18-21 May 2015.
  • Merlino S., Evangelista R., Mantovani C., Bianucci M., Fieschi R. 2015. Oceanography outreach and education in informal and non-formal learning environment. In: Proceedings of Ocean’15 MTS/IEEE conference, Genova 18-21 May 2015.
  • Locritani M.,  Talamoni R., Stroobant M………, Merlino S., …….. 2015. Feeling the pulse of public perception of science: does research make our hearts beat more faster?  In: Proceedings of Ocean’15 MTS/IEEE conference, Genova 18-21 May 2015.
  • Merlino S., Bianucci M., Fieschi R., Mantovani C., 2015. Multimedia software “Archimede and his work: a deepening path in the Archimedeion Museum of Siracusa. In: Teaching/Learning physics: integrating research into practice. GIREP-MPTL 2014 Conference Proceedings book, p 937 – 949. Ed. C.Fazio and R.M. Sperandeo Mineo, Palermo University. ISBN: 978-88-907460-7-9
  • Merlino S., Evangelista R., Mantovani C., (2015). Methodologies based on non-formal-learning and emotion-based learning for teaching physics in primary and lower secondary schools. In: Teaching/Learning physics: integrating research into practice. GIREP-MPTL 2014 Conference Proceedings book, p. 109 – 117. Ed. C.Fazio and R.M. Sperandeo Mineo, Palermo University. ISBN: 978-88-907460-7-9
  • Merlino S., Marini C., Tosi D., Caselli L., Marini D., Lucchinelli P., Vatteroni D., Lunardelli F., Agrusa A., Lombardi D., Stroobant M., (2014). Project Seacleaner: from cooperation among ISMAR-CNR researchers, high school students and the Ligurian Cluster for Marine Technologies to an application for environmental monitoring and scientific research. Geophysical Research Abstracts  Vol. 16, EGU2014-5454-1, EGU General Assembly 2014.
  • Stroobant M., Mori A., Merlino S., Bianucci M., Delfanti R., Furia S., Carmisciano C., Locritani M., Muccini F., La Tassa H., Talamoni R., Nacini F., Benedetti A., Nardi E., Parodi A., Giacomazzi F., Mioni E., and Associazione Festival della Scienza, (2014). A new protocol in La Spezia for elementary and secondary school students for monitoring Perception towards Science and Performance in Science Classrooms. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 16, EGU2014-4330-7, EGU General Assembly 2014.
  • Merlino S., Stroobant M., Locritani M., Talamoni R., Furia S., Muccini F., Abbate M., Nacini F., Mori A. e Carmisciano C., (2014). “ALLA SCOPERTA dei TESORI del MARE” Scienza e Tecnologia, Memoria Popolare e Identità Culturale d i una città della costa ligure. Miscellanea INGV. n° 22.
  • Merlino S., Mantovani C., Evangelista R., (2013). L’importanza del materiale per gli insegnanti. Contributo a PARMASCIENZALab 2012, pp 63. Edicta Ed., Parma 2013, ISBN 978-88-8998-55-7
  • Merlino S., Evangelista R., (2013). Come nasce un laboratorio? Contributo a PARMASCIENZALab 2012, pp 57-60. Edicta Ed., Parma 2013, ISBN 978-88-8998-55-7
  • Merlino S., (2013). Un’esperienza entusiasmante! Contributo a PARMASCIENZALab 2012, pp 42-43. Edicta Ed., Parma 2013, ISBN 978-88-8998-55-7
  • Locritani M., Furia S., Giacomazzi F., Merlino S., Mori A., Nacini F., Nardi E:, Stroobant M., Talamoni R. and Zocco O., (2013). La Spezia and the research network for outreach and education in marine sciences. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 15, EGU 2013-8065-2, EGU General Assembly 2013.
  • M. Bianucci, R. Fieschi, S. Merlino, (2011), Arkimedeion – The Museum of Archimede. In: The keys ofthe thinking of Archimede, Ed. Editinera s.r.l., (Catanzaro). ISBN 978-88-8393-116-1
  • M. Bianucci, R. Fieschi, L. Gambarelli , C. Mantovani, and S. Merlino, (2009), “Promoting and teaching “hard” science in an amusing way: the “Domus Archimedea” approach to Greek mathematics”, (2009). In “Research, Reflections and Innovations in Integrating ICT in Education”, proc. Of  the V International Conference of Multimedia and Information and Communication Technologies in Education (m-ICTE 2009), Lisbona, 22-24 Aprile 2009. Edited by A. Méndez-Vilas, A. Solano Martín, J.A. Mesa González and J. Mesa González. Published by FORMATEX, Badajoz, Spain. ISBN of Collection: 978-84-692-1788-7.
  • M. Bianucci, R. Fieschi, L. Gambarelli , C. Mantovani, and S. Merlino, “Multimedia software as support for a self-explaining visit path in science museum: the Domus Archimedea experience” (2009). In: “Research, Reflections and Innovations in Integrating ICT in Education”, Proc. of  the V International Conference of Multimedia and Information and Communication Technologies in Education (m-ICTE 2009), Lisbona, 22-24 Aprile 2009.. Edited by A. Méndez-Vilas, A. Solano Martín, J.A. Mesa González and J. Mesa González. Published by FORMATEX, Badajoz, Spain (2009). ISBN of Collection: 978-84-692-1788-7
  • Bussei P., Bianucci M., Fieschi R., Gambarelli L., Mantovani C., Merlino S. (2007) "WESPA, a multilingual European Project for teaching Energy and Semiconductors concepts using interactive approaches”, J. of Materials Educations, 29 (3-4), 233 (2007).
  • Bussei P., Bianucci M., Fieschi R., Gambarelli L., Mantovani C., Merlino S. "WESPA, a multilingual European Project for teaching Energy and Semiconductors concepts using interactive approaches” (2005). Proc. of “3rd International Conference on Education and Information Systems”, Orlando, FL, JUL 14-17, 2005. Vol 1, Pages: 61-66    Published: 2005 . Editor(s): Malpica F; Welsch F; Tremante A; Lawler.
  • Silvia Merlino and Marco Bianucci  (2003). “Teaching and popularising physics by multimedia Multilanguage instruments: 6 years of research and direct experience.”, proceedings of  Conference of the “InterAmerican Council on Physics Education”, Cuba 7 – 11, 2003;
  • John Fitz-Gibbons and Silvia Merlino,  (2003). “Collaboration between different European “expertises”, to improve physics school programs: project “Energy-Technet”. Proceedings of  Conference of the “InterAmerican Council on Physics Education”, Cuba 7 – 11, 2003;
  • Roberto Fieschi, Marco Bianucci, Silvia Merlino,  “Teaching and popularising physics by multimedia instruments: INFM experiences and actions” (2003). Proceeding of GIREP 2003(Gruppo Internazionale di Ricerca sull’Insegnamento della Fisica):  “Quality development in teacher education and training”, Udine, 1-6 Settembre 2003;
  • Roberto Fieschi, Marco Bianucci, Paolo Bussei, Silvia Merlino, (2003). “The Conquest of Energy – The Physical Properties of Materials”. Proceeding of GIREP 2003 (Gruppo Internazionale di Ricerca sull’Insegnamento della Fisica): “Quality development in teacher education and training”, Udine, 1-6 Settembre 2003;
  • Silvia Merlino and Paolo Bussei. (2002). “Dissemination of the scientific culture trough multimedia: the project “ARCHIMEDES;  Proceedings On-line proceedings of the MPTL-7 (Parma, Settembre 2002).
  • Marco Bianucci, Roberto Fieschi e Silvia Merlino. (2002) . “Il nuovo corso INFM in CD_ROM ed on-line: “La conquista dell’Energia”. Proceedings of “Congresso SIF” (Alghero, Settembre 2002);
  • Roberto Fieschi, Silvia Merlino and Paolo Bussei., “Energy-Technet: an European Project for teaching trough Multimedia in Primaty and Secondary School”; Proceedings On-line proceedings of the MPTL-7 (Parma, Settembre 2002).
  • Silvia Merlino e Paolo Bussei: Report del “7th Workshop on Multimedia in Physics Teaching and Learning”, dell’European Physical Society - Division of Education, INFM bullettin.
  • M. Bianucci, Roberto Fieschi and Silvia Merlino “A web database of the European science museums, with path configurator and path search tool”, Proceeding of PCTS 2002, Cape Town, Sud Africa, Dicembre 2002.
  • Silvia Merlino, Roberto Fieschi, Marco Bianucci and Brian Davies, “EPS becomes partner in exciting European education project”; Europhysics New 33/2 2002, March/April.
  • R. Fieschi, M. Bianucci e S. Merlino). “Divulgazione e Multimediali: un bilancio dell’anno trascorso e nuove iniziative”, pubblicato nella sezione “Iniziative di divulgazione scientifica” del Bollettino INFM, il 1 dicembre 2001, N.50 pag.33.
  • Roberto Fieschi, Marco Bianucci e Silvia Merlino., Prooceedings del “Convegno Orlandini”, Udine 2001: “Didattica e divulgazione scientifica dell’INFM con strumenti multimediali”,
  • J.Fynbo, B. Jensen, J.Gorosabel, J.Hjorth, H.Pedersen, P.Moller, T.Abbot, A. Castro-Tirado, D. Delgado, J. Greiner, A.Henden, A. Magazzu’, N.Masetti, S. Merlino, J. Masegosa, etc…(2001). “Detection of the optical afterglow of GRB 000630: Implication for dark burst”. A&A 369, 373-379
  • A. Kniazev, ……S. Merlino, etc…., “HS0822+3542 – A new extremely metal poor galaxy”,  Kniazev et al., pubblicato nella rivista Astronomy and Astrophisics : A&A 357, 101, 2000.
  • Silvia Merlino and Josefa Masegosa , “Results of the NOT hight  S/N spectroscopy of the new Hamburg/SAO survey”, pubblicato nei Proceeding del congresso del NOT (Nord Optical Telescop) il 12-15 Agosto 1998 a Turku, Svezia;  .
  • Silvia Merlino Tesi di Laurea: ``Evoluzione di galassie nane: effetti congiunti di piccola massa iniziale e  vento di supernova'' ;, Universita'di Pisa 1995.
  • Silvia Merlino and Federico Ferrini, Procceding del ``ESO/OHP workshop on dwarf galaxies'' , Settembre 1993 a Manosque, Francia: ``Nonlinear Multipopulation Model for the evolution of dwarf galaxies'', ed. Meyland and Prugniel.
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