Understanding Volcanic Processes

Nanoscale Processes in Silicate Melts

Nanoscale Processes in Silicate Melts

Danilo Di Genova is an Earth scientist by education, an experimental volcanologist and materials scientist by profession.

Research Associate at the Institute of Non-Metallic Materials, Clausthal University of Technology, 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”.

He is exploring nanoscale processes in silicate glasses, melts and magmas. In particular, his research focuses on the role played by the physicochemical processes on the control of structure and physical properties of melts and glasses. He uses a combination of high-temperature and 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.