Giovanni Leucci


Istituto per I Beni Archeologici e Monumentali (IBAM)
National Research Council (CNR)


Fields of interest

3D approach of geophysical methods in the archaeological study.
Seismic Wave propagation in heterogeneous porous media.
The transmission of seismic waves in fractured rock formations.
Relationships between seismic wave velocities and rock mass classifications.
Relationships between electromagnetic wave velocity and volumetric water content.
Model of propagation of polluting in the subsoil using the electrical, seismic, and electromagnetic geophysical methods.


Recent publications

Leucci G., 
Contribution of ground-penetrating radar and electrical resistivity tomography to identify the cavity and fractures under the main Church in Botrugno (Lecce, Italy). 
Journal of Archaeological Science,33, 2006 9, 1194-1204;

Leucci G., 
Geoscientific investigations for mapping the subsidence risk in an urban area. 
Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 4, 2007 317–331;

Leucci G., 
Geophysical investigations to study the physical – mechanical characteristics of the rock in coastal environment: the Cliff of Roca (Lecce, Italy).
Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 4, 2007 462-475;

Leucci G., 
The use of three geophysical methods for 3d images of total rooted volume of soil in urban environments, 
Exploration Geophysics, 41, 2010 1-11;

Leucci G., De Giorgi L., 
Microgravimetric and ground penetrating radar geophysical methods to map the shallow karstic cavities network in a coastal area (marina di capilungo, lecce –italy) 
Exploration Geophysics, 41, 2010 178-188;

Leucci G., Masini N., Persico R., Soldovieri F., .
GPR and Sonic Tomography for Structural Restoration : the Case of the Cathedral of Tricarico.
Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 8, 2011 76-92;

Leucci G., Masini N., Persico R., Quarta G., Dolce C., .
A Multidisciplinary Analysis of the Crypt of the Holy Spirit in Monopoli (Southern Italy).
Near Surface Geophysics, 10, 2012 1-8;

Leucci G., D’Agostino D., Cataldo R., 
3d high resolution gpr survey yields insights into the history of the ancient town of lecce (south of italy).
Archaeological Prospection, on line DOI: 10.1002/arp.1423, 2012;

Angela Calia, Giovanni Leucci, Nicola Masini, Loredana Matera, Raffaele Persico, Maria Sileo, 
Integrated prospecting in the Crypt of the Basilica of Saint Nicholas in Bari, Italy.
Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 9, 2012 271-281.

Leucci G., Masini N., Persico R., 
The attribute analysis in GPR data to investigate damages related to the monumental buildings.
Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 9, 2012 S81-S91: