Born on May 23rd, 1983 in Basel, Switzerland, Filippo Schenker grew up in Contone (Canton Ticino). After finishing his education in Northern Switzerland he moved back to Ticino in 2015 and is now living in Giubiasco.
Filippo received his Master's in metamorphic petrology and structural geology at the Earth Sciences Department at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. During his undergraduate studies at ETHZ he spent one semester abroad at the University of Granada, Spain. In 2013, Filippo received a PhD in structural geology and tectonics at ETHZ with his dissertation focusing on mechanical and thermal aspects of extensional migmatitic domes in compressional orogens.
In 2011, he was visiting researcher at the argon geochronology laboratory at the Research School of Earth Sciences at The Australian National University. From 2014-2015 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lausanne and coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Mineral Sciences (Programme doctoral en Sciences des Minéraux) of Western Switzerland. From 2016-2022 he was associate editor of the "Bolletino della Società ticinese di scienze naturali". Since 2015, Filippo is senior researcher at SUPSI.
He's a field geologist with a strong background and expertise in structural geology, metamorphic petrology, geochronology and numerical modeling. His research interests include the study of geological processes from the micrometer to the kilometer scale, combining geological mapping with analytical and numerical techniques.