Understanding Volcanic Processes

Nanoscale Processes in Silicate Melts

Nanoscale and Disequilibrium Processes in Silicate Melts

I am an Earth scientist by education, an experimental volcanologist and materials scientist by profession.

Senior Scientist – Akademischer Rat – at Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry and Geophysics (BGI), University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Honorary Staff member at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, UK.

Collaborator of the NERC/NSF Large Grant on “Quantifying Disequilibrium Processes in Basaltic Volcanism”.

I explore physicochemical processes in silicate glasses, melts and magmas. In particular, my research focuses on the role played by the physicochemical processes on the control of the structure and physical properties of volcanic melts. I use a combination of high-temperature and high-pressure experiments, in situ synchrotron X-ray facilities as well as analytical, thermodynamic and spectroscopic measurements to address the dynamics of volcanic processes and eruptive style of volcanoes.