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Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra



Assistant Professor


Skype: tizbos

Telephone: +39 0521 905300

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Curriculum vitae


since 01-Nov-2008 to date
Tenured Researcher in Geochemistry, Department of Earth Sciences - University of Parma, Italy

since 17-May-2008 to 17-Aug-2008
Grant in Isotope Geochemistry, Department of Earth Sciences - University of Parma, Italy.

since 01-Feb-2004 to 31-Jan-2008
Research Assistant in Geochemistry, Department of Earth Sciences - University of Parma, Italy

2004 PhD in Earth Sciences - University of Parma (Italy).

Master Degree in Earth Sciences - University of Bologna (Italy).

Research Themes


- Study of water-rock interaction processes at low and high temperature;

- Chemical (major and trace constituents) and isotope (oxygen-hydrogen, chlorine, boron, bromine, strontium, sulfur) characterization of surface and ground waters;

- Thermodynamic modeling of fluids and minerals.


Selected publications


  • Awaleh M.O., Baudron P., Soubaneh Y.D., Boschetti T., Hoch F.B., Egueh N.M., Mohamed J., Dabar O.A., Masse-Dufresne J., Gassani J. 2017. Recharge, groundwater flow pattern and contamination processes in an arid volcanic area: insights from isotopic and geochemical tracers (Bara aquifer system, Republic of Djibouti). Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 175, 82-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2017.01.005
  • Segadelli S., Vescovi P., Ogata K., Chelli A., Zanini A., Boschetti T., Petrella E., Toscani L., Gargini A., Celico F. 2016. A conceptual hydrogeological model of ophiolitic aquifers (serpentinized peridotite): The test example of Mt. Prinzera (northern Italy). Hydrological Processes (in press). DOI: 10.1002/hyp.11090
  • Awaleh M.O., Boschetti T., Soubaneh Y.D., Baudron P., Kawalieh A.D., Dabar O.A., Ahmed M.M., Ahmed S.I., Daoud M.A., Egueh N.M., Mohamed J. 2016. Geochemical study of the Sakalol – Harralol geothermal field (Republic of Djibouti): evidences of a low enthalpy aquifer between Manda-Inakir and Asal rift settings. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research (in press). DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2016.11.008
  • Boschetti T., Angulo B., Cabrera F., Vásquez J., Montero R.L. 2016. Hydrogeochemical characterization of oilfield waters from southeast Maracaibo Basin (Venezuela): diagenetic effects on chemical and isotopic composition.
    Marine and Petroleum Geology, 73, 228-248. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.02.020
  • Awaleh M.O., Hoch F.B., Boschetti T., Soubaneh Y.D., Egueh N.M., Elmi S.A., Jalludin M., Khaireh M.A. 2015. The geothermal resources of the Republic of Djibouti — II: geochemical study of the Lake Abhe geothermal field. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 159, 129-147. DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2015.08.011
  • Salvioli-Mariani E., Toscani L., Boschetti T., Bersani D., Mattioli M. 2015. Gold mineralisations in the Canan area, Lepaguare district, east-central Honduras: fluid inclusions and geochemical constraints on gold deposition. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 158, 243-256. DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2015.08.003
  • Awaleh M.O., Hoch F.B., Kadieh I.H., Soubaneh Y.D., Egueh N.M., Jalludin M. & Boschetti T. 2015. The geothermal resources of the Republic of Djbouti – I: hydrogeochemistry of the Obock coastal hot springs. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 152, 54-66. DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2015.02.001
  • Boschetti T., González-Hernández P., Hernández-Díaz R., Naclerio G. & Celico F. 2015. Seawater intrusion in the Guanahacabibes Peninsula (Pinar del Rio Province, western Cuba): effects on karst development and water isotope composition. Environmental Earth Sciences, 73, 5703-5719. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-014-3825-1
  • Boschetti T., Toscani L. & Salvioli-Mariani E. 2015. Boron isotope geochemistry of Na-bicarbonate, Na-chloride and Ca-chloride waters from the Northern Apennine Foredeep basin: other pieces of the sedimentary basin puzzle. Geofluids, 15, 546-562. DOI: 10.1111/gfl.12124
  • Boschetti T., Falasca A., Bucci A., De Felice V., Naclerio G. & Celico F. 2014. Influence of soil on groundwater geochemistry in a carbonate aquifer, southern Italy. International Journal Of Speleology, 43, 79-94. DOI: 10.5038/1827-806X.43.1.8
  • Boschetti T., De Felice V. & Celico F. 2013. The Pozzo del Sale groundwaters (Irpinia, Southern Apennines, Italy): origin and mechanisms of salinization. Aquatic Geochemistry, 19, 303-322. DOI: 10.1007/s10498-013-9196-5
  • Barbieri M., Battistel M. & Boschetti T. 2013. Chemical and Isotope Monitoring at Lake Albano (Central Italy): Water-rock Interaction and Climate Change Effects. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 7, 53-66. DOI: 10.1016/j.proeps.2013.03.117
  • Boschetti T, Etiope G, Toscani L. 2013. Abiotic methane in the hyperalkaline springs of Genova, Italy. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 7, 248-251. DOI: 10.1016/j.proeps.2013.02.004
  • Boschetti T, Manzi V, Toscani L. 2013. Messinian Ca–Cl Brines from Mediterranean Basins: Tracing Diagenetic Effects by Ca/Mg Versus Ca/Sr Diagram. Aquatic Geochemistry, 19, 195-208. DOI: 10.1007/s10498-013-9186-7
  • Boschetti T. 2013. Oxygen isotope equilibrium in sulfate-water systems: a revision of geothermometric applications in low-enthalpy systems. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 124, 92-100. DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2012.08.011
  • Boschetti T., Etiope G., Pennisi M., Romain M. & Toscani L. 2013. Boron, lithium and methane isotope composition of hyperalkaline waters (Northern Apennines, Italy): terrestrial serpentinization or mixing with brine? Applied Geochemistry, 32, 17-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2012.08.018
  • Boschetti T., Cortecci G., Toscani L., Iacumin P. 2011). Sulfur and oxygen isotope compositions of Upper Triassic sulfates from Northern Apennines (Italy): palaeogeographic and hydrogeochemical implications. Geologica Acta, 9, 129-147. DOI (open access): 10.1344/105.000001690
  • Boschetti T. 2011. Application of Brine Differentiation and Langelier-Ludwig plots to fresh-to-brine waters from sedimentary basins: diagnostic potentials and limits. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 108, 126-130. DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2010.12.002
  • Boschetti T., Toscani L., Shouakar-Stash O., Iacumin P., Venturelli G., Mucchino C. & Frape S.K. 2011. Salt waters of the Northern Apennine Foredeep Basin (Italy): origin and evolution. Aquatic Geochemistry, 17, 71-108. DOI: 10.1007/s10498-010-9107-y
  • Cortecci G., Boschetti T., Dinelli E., Cidu R., Podda F. & Doveri M. 2009. Geochemistry of trace elements in surface waters of the Arno River Basin, northern Tuscany, Italy. Applied Geochemistry, 24, 1005-1022. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2009.03.002
  • Iacumin P., Bernini L. & Boschetti T. 2009. Climatic factors influencing the isotope composition of Italian olive oils and geographic characterisation. Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry, 23, 448-454. DOI: 10.1002/rcm.3896
  • Boschetti T. & Toscani L. 2008. Springs and streams of the Taro–Ceno Valleys (Northern Apennine, Italy): Reaction path modeling of waters interacting with serpentinized ultramafic rocks. Chemical Geology, 257, 76–91. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2008.08.017
  • Cortecci G., Boschetti T., Dinelli E. & Cabella R. 2008. Sulphur isotopes, Trace elements and mineral stability diagrams of waters from the abandoned Fe-Cu mines of Libiola and Vigonzano (northern Apennines, Italy). Water, Air & Soil Pollution, 192, 85-103. DOI: 10.1007/s11270-008-9637-8
  • Cortecci G., Dinelli E., Boschetti T., Arbizzani P. & Pompilio L. 2008. The Serchio River catchment, northern Tuscany: geochemistry of stream waters and sediments, and isotopic composition of dissolved sulfate. Applied Geochemistry, 23, 1513–1543. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2007.12.031
  • Boschetti T., Cortecci G., Barbieri M. & Mussi M. 2007. New and past geochemical data on fresh to brine waters of the Salar de Atacama and Andean Altiplano, northern Chile. Geofluids, 7, 33-50. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-8123.2006.00159.x
  • Cortecci G., Dinelli E. & Boschetti T. 2007. The River Arno catchment, northern Tuscany: chemistry of waters and sediments from the River Elsa and River Era sub-basins, and sulphur and oxygen isotopes of aqueous sulphate. Hydrological Processes, 21, 1-20. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.6270
  • Toscani L., Boschetti T., Maffini M., Barbieri M. & Mucchino M. 2007. The groundwaters of Fontevivo (Parma Province - Italy): redox processes and mixing with brine waters. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 7, 23-40. DOI: 10.1144/1467-7873/06-112