Dr Danilo Di Genova, PhD. Detailed CV.


Danilo Di Genova gained his MSc at the University of “Roma Tre” (Italy) in 2008 studying the rheological and electrical proprieties of peralkaline magmas.

He received his PhD from the University of “Roma Tre”, in 2012 with a dissertation focused on magma degassing through an experimental investigation of physical and chemical properties of magmas.

He joined the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV, Italy ) in 2013 and, afterwards, he joined as a PostDoc the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (Germany) until 2016. There, he explored the relationships between the structure of silicate melts and volcanic processes.

Danilo Di Genova was a Research Associate at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol (UK) until 2018 working within the framework of the NERC/NSF large grant “Quantifying disequilibrium processes in basaltic volcanism” (DisEqm).

Currently, he is a Research Associate at the Institute of Non-Metallic Materials, Clausthal University of Technology (Germany) and Honorary Staff Member of the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol. He is a collaborator of the DisEqm large grant consortium.

Professional services

Editorial Board Member Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.

Peer Review PRIN “Projects of national interest“, Italy.

Grants awarded

2019. EPOS Multi-scale laboratories facilities proposal n. EPOS-TNA-MSL 2019-004: “Viscosity of hydrous melts”.

2018-2019. Diamond Light Source (UK), I22 proposal number SM20447: “In situ observation of incipient crystallisation of volcanic melts” [Principal Investigator with Dr Richard Brooker (University of Bristol, UK)].

2018-2019. EPOS Multi-scale laboratories facilities proposal n. EPOS-TNA-MSL 2018-009: “Effect of oxygen fugacity on melt properties”. 

2018. European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France), BM26A proposal number ES-793: “In situ study of nano- and micro-crystallisation in volcanic melt under different fO2”.

2018. Diamond Light Source (UK), I15 proposal n. EE17615-1: “In situ study of crystallisation in molten iron silicate” [Principal Investigator with Dr Richard Brooker (University of Bristol, UK)].

2016. Diamond Light Source (UK), I12 proposal n. NE/M018687/1: “Mobilising magma in the largest eruptions: In situ observation of microstructural controls on multi-phase fluid rheology” [Co-Investigator, Principal Investigator Dr Kate Dobson, Durham University, UK].

Teaching qualification

2018. National Academic Qualification as Associate Professor (Italy).

2016. Qualification Maître de conférences (Assistant Professor) in “Structure et évolution de la terre et des autres planets” (France).

Supervising students

Ongoing. Supervisor Forschungspraktikum Darleen Jana Rau (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany).

Ongoing. Co-supervisor MSci student Isabel Stanley (Supervisor Dr Richard Brooker, University of Bristol, UK).

2017. Supervisor Erasmus+ student Alberto Caracciolo (Università di Pisa, Italy).

2015. Co-supervisor BSci student Laura Höltgen (LMU, Germany).

2015. Co-supervisor Alessandro Pisello (Università di Perugia, Italy).