Physical Volcanology and Geological Risks

About Us

  • Multi-scale and multi-hazard strategies for geological risk reduction
  • Field, experimental and numerical studies of :
    • Tephra dispersal and sedimentation
    • Conduit dynamics
    • Granular flows
    • Sismo-geology

Projects

Field, experimental and numerical investigations of sedimentation and aggregation of volcanic particles (collaboration with the Groupe de compétences en mécanique des fluides et procédés énergétiques, Geneva)

Characterization of tephra deposits and of the associated eruptive parameters (e.g., 2011 Cordon Caulle eruption; collaboration with SEGEMAR, Argentina)

Role of gas segregation and two-phase flow processes in eruption dynamics (collaboration with University of Nottingham, UK)

Numerical modelling of volcanic jets and plumes for validation of infrasonic signal (collaboration with the Scientific and Parallel Computing Group, UNIGE and University of Florence, Italy)

Multi-scale hazard and vulnerability assessment of explosive volcanic activity in Iceland: long-term analysis of the local impact and consequences on European air traffic (collaboration with University of Iceland and Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain)

Multi-hazard and -risk assessment of Vulcano island (Southern Italy)

Identifying the main differences between the propagation of volcanic and non-volcanic debris avalanches by means of numerical and experimental modeling (in collaboration with MIT and University of Toronto)

Investigating earthquake-related hazards linked with local geology (e.g. soil amplification, liquefaction) using field measurements and numerical modeling and analysing risk (using geographical information system)

Recent Publications

People

Faculty

Costanza Bonadonna

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Corine Frischknecht

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Chris Gregg

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David Consuegra

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Mario Sartori

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Olivier Lateltin

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Scira Menoni

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Research Associates

Laura Pioli

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PhD Students

Allan Fries

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Anna Rauch

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Bocar Sy

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Eduardo Rossi

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Jonathan Lemus

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Lucia Dominguez Barragan

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Matthew Edwards

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Stefano Pollastri

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Valerie Baumann

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Group Former Members

Fabrizio Alfano

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Gholamhossein Bagheri

Irene Manzella

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Jean-Jacques Wagner

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Kae Tsunematsu

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Licia Costantini

Mabel Wantim Nechia

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Sébastien Biass

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Wim Degruyter

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