Valentina Socco is Associate Professor in Geophysics at Politecnico di Torino – DIATI, where she took her PhD in Environmental Geo-engineering in 1996. Dr Socco has been principal investigator of 15 research projects and since 2007 she has been in charge of the Applied Geophysics Lab of the DIATI.
In 2014 Dr Socco has received the Conrad Schlumberger Award (EAGE) and in 2013 she has been chosen as Honorary Lecturer by the SEG. Dr Socco is Editor in Chief of Geophysics since 2017. She is coordinator of the Education Program of Environmental Engineering at Politecnico.
Dr Socco works on developing geophysical techniques for near surface investigation for seismic hazard and engineering, hydrocarbon exploration, environment and cultural heritage. In the last twenty years, she has focused her research work on seismic surface waves and geophysical data integration techniques. She is author of more than 110 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and conferences. She has been awarded with an honourable mention in the category best paper in Geophysics in 2012, 2013 and 2016.