Recently completed PhD theses

Defense Year Student Supervisors Title Group
2020Maria Teresa Bellver BacaMassimo ChiaradiaMagmatic and time-scale factors controlling the association of porphyry-type deposits with high Sr/Y magmas.Isotope Geochemistry, Geochronology and Thermochronology
2020Luis Ordonez RendonDaniel ArizteguiGeochimical cycles in Lake Towuti, Indonesia, and the dominant factors ruling Fe isotopes fractionation.Limnogeology and Geomicrobiology
2020Joaquin BastiasRichard SpikingsTectonic history of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland IslandsIsotope Geochemistry, Geochronology and Thermochronology
2020Stefano PollastriCostanza BonadonnaTheoretical, Experimental and Field Constraints of Volcanic Particle AggregationPhysical Volcanology and Geological Risks
2020Louis HoneggerSébastien CastelltortSource-to-sink propagation of climate signals - Example of the Eocene South-Pyrenean basin.Earth Surface Dynamics
2020Marine MailletElias SamankassouPennsylvanian reefs in South ChinaSedimentology, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology
2020Lucia Dominguez BarraganCostanza BonadonnaImpact Assessment Framework Accounting for the Life Cycle of Volcanic Ash.Physical Volcanology and Geological Risks
2020Daniil PopovRichard SpikingsAdvancing alkali feldspar and muscovite 40Ar/39Ar thermochronologyIsotope Geochemistry, Geochronology and Thermochronology
2020Antoine HaddadMatteo LupiEarthquakes, Fluids and Neotectonics: Cases Studies of two Plate Boundaries in the Mediterranean RegionCrustal Deformation and Fluid Flow
2020Anna RauchMario SartoriDealing with Uncertainty and Ambiguity in Geological Maps with Focus on Bedrock Geology.Physical Volcanology and Geological Risks
2020Giovan PeyrottyRossana MartiniThe Upper Triassic atoll-type carbonates of Japan : Sedimentology and high resolution biostratigraphySedimentology, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology
2020Matthew EdwardsCostanza BonadonnaFragmentation of mafic magmasPhysical Volcanology and Geological Risks
2020Gregor WeberLuca Caricchi'Magma fluxes, timescales and petrological diversity in volcanic plumbing systemsPetrology and Volcanology
2020Adam CurryLuca CaricchiForecasting the recurrence rate of volcanic eruptions (FEVER Project)Petrology and Volcanology
2020Emmanuelle RicchiUrs Schaltegger / Edwin GnosTime and temperature of Alpine hydrothermal monazite crystallization Isotope Geochemistry, Geochronology and Thermochronology
2020Inès EymardDaniel ArizteguiOrganomineralisation in freshwater stromatolites of northern Patagonia (Argentina) - A geomicrobiological studyLimnogeology and Geomicrobiology
2019Chen ChenSébastien CastelltortPropagation of multi-millennial sediment supply signals down river systems.Earth Surface Dynamics
2019Simon BoivinRossana MartiniCoral Recovery after the End-Triassic Mass Extinction: Insights on the Liassic Biodiversity from Moroccan and French New CollectionsSedimentology, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology
2019Bocar SyCorine Frischknecht / David ConsuegraLe rôle de la science citoyenne dans l'évaluation de l'aléa d'inondationPhysical Volcanology and Geological Risks
2019Raphael NormandGuy SimpsonGeomorphological and sedimentological signals of deformation in a silent subduction zone: An investigation of the Makran (Iran).Earth Surface Dynamics
2019Agathe Martignier Daniel Ariztegui"Micropearls: a New Biomineralization Process in Eukaryotes"Limnogeology and Geomicrobiology
2019Philipp WidmannUrs SchalteggerHigh-precision time resolution of environmental change and biotic response during Permian and Triassic climate variationsIsotope Geochemistry, Geochronology and Thermochronology
2019Luis Otavio Fortes De LenaUrs SchalteggerEstablishing a robust timeframe for environtmental change in the geological past though combined use of high-precision U-pb geochronology of zircon form volcanic ash and age-depth modelingIsotope Geochemistry, Geochronology and Thermochronology
2018Erika BaldessinPascal KindlerLes dolomies cénozoïques de la plate-forme de Mayaguana (Bahamas).Sedimentology, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology
2018Gabriel HungerAndrea MoscarielloHigh resolution study of sedimentary and paleo-environmental responses to tectonic and climatic forcing: The Marino Formation (Agentina).Reservoir Geology and Sedimentary Basin Analysis
2018Vincent CasanovaLluís FontbotéFluid processes and deposition mechanisms in a zoned high-sulfidation carbonate-replacement epithermal system: Colquijirca.Mineral Resources and Geofluids
2018Eduardo RossiCostanza BonadonnaA new perspective on Volcanic Particle Sedimentation and AggregationPhysical Volcanology and Geological Risks
2018Annette SuessenbergerSusanne Theodora SchmidtThermal evolution of the Jurassic to Tertiary sedimentary sequence in the Patagonian Fold-and-thrust belt.Petrology and Volcanology
2018Eva HartungLuca CaricchiThe fate of magma in the Earth's crust: plutons and volcanic eruptions.Petrology and Volcanology
2018Aymeric Le CotonnecAndrea MoscarielloSedimentary Facies, 3D Architecture and Modelling of Coal-bearing Coastal Plain Deposits (Eastern Kentucky, US).Reservoir Geology and Sedimentary Basin Analysis
2018Mahmoud LeilaAndrea MoscarielloSedimentology, organic geochemistry and reservoir characterization of the Upper Miocene sediments onshore Nile Delta, EgyptReservoir Geology and Sedimentary Basin Analysis
2018Maud BrentiniAndrea MoscarielloSubsurface stratigraphy and architecture of the Geneva Basin.Reservoir Geology and Sedimentary Basin Analysis
2018Gyongyver Jennifer FischerPascal KindlerGéologie de la subsurface de l’île de Mayaguana, SE de l’archipel des Bahamas.Sedimentology, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology
2018Valerie BaumannCostanza BonadonnaRain-triggered Lahar Initiation in Volcanic AreasPhysical Volcanology and Geological Risks
2017Eric HeerwagenRossana MartiniSedimentology and stratigraphy of the Upper Triassic shallow water carbonates from the Sonora and Vizcaino terranes, Mexico.Sedimentology, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology
2017Marta MarchegianoDaniel ArizteguiPaleoenvironmental reconstruction of Lake Trasimeno (Italy) since the Late Pleistocene.Limnogeology and Geomicrobiology
2017Elme RusillonAndrea MoscarielloRock Typing of Deep Geothermal Reservoirs in the Greater Geneva Basin.Reservoir Geology and Sedimentary Basin Analysis
2017Federico BrogiCostanza BonadonnaCombining geophysical observations and numerical modelling for an improved prediction of volcanic ash dispersal.Physical Volcanology and Geological Risks
2017Christian BergemannUrs Schaltegger / Edwin GnosAge and crystallization duration of Alpine cleft monazite.Earth Surface Dynamics
2017André Navin PaulRichard SpikingsAdvancing U-Pb high temperature thermochronology by combining single grain and intra-grain dating.Isotope Geochemistry, Geochronology and Thermochronology
2017Hervé RezeauRobert MoritzTracing metal enrichment of two porphyry deposits in the Tertiary Meghri-Ordubad pluton, southern Armenia: The Agarak Cu-Mo deposit (Eocene) and the world-class Kadjaran Mo-Cu deposit (Miocene).Mineral Resources and Geofluids
2016Antonio BenvenutiAndrea MoscarielloTunnel valleys and terminal glacial systems: an integrated study approach of complex sedimentary environmentsReservoir Geology and Sedimentary Basin Analysis
2016Valentin ChesnelElias SamankassouFacies, Geometry and Stratal Patterns of the Valdorria Carbonate Platform (Pennsylvanian, Northern Spain)Sedimentology, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology
2016Camille PeybernesRossana MartiniThe Upper Triassic atoll-type carbonates of Japan : sedimentology and hight resolution biostratigraphy.Sedimentology, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology
2016Arnoud SlootmanAndrea MoscarielloSupercritical density flows on cool-water carbonate ramps - The Lower Pleistocene of Favignana Island, ItalyReservoir Geology and Sedimentary Basin Analysis
2016Marie-Caroline PingetSébastien CastelltortSupergene enrichment and exotic mineralization at Chuquicamata, Chile. In cooperation with CODELCO.Mineral Resources and Geofluids
2016Bertrand RottierKalin Kouzmanov / Lluís FontbotéMagmatic and hydrothermal fluid processes at the origin of the giant porphyry-related epithermal polymetallic deposit of Cerro de Pasco (Central Peru)Physical Volcanology and Geological Risks
2016Bjoern BareselUrs SchalteggerHigh-precision chronology across the Permian-Triasic boundary in southern China using U-Pb dating of zircon from volcanic ash bedsIsotope Geochemistry, Geochronology and Thermochronology
2015Haseeb ZiaGuy SimpsonAdvance and application of a surface process model for the simulation of sediment routing systems.Earth Surface Dynamics
2015Neda GhazipourGuy SimpsonStudy of the size and distribution of landslides in an active mountain belt: Lorestan and Fars area, Zagros.Earth Surface Dynamics
2015Camille ThomasDaniel ArizteguiThe Dead Sea Drilling Project: Investigating the Subsurface Biosphere.Limnogeology and Geomicrobiology
2015Gholamhossein BagheriCostanza BonadonnaNumerical and experimental investigations of particle aggragation.Physical Volcanology and Geological Risks
2015Mélissa OrtelliKalin Kouzmanov / Lluís FontbotéChemistry and P-T conditions of fluids trapped in co-genetic opaque ore and transparent gangue minerals: What are the real ore-precipitating fluids?Mineral Resources and Geofluids
2015Nicolas SaintilanLluís FontbotéSpatial controls, age and origin of stratabound sandstone-hosted and vein Pb-Zn deposits in the Swedish Caledonides.Mineral Resources and Geofluids
2015Monsalve Marin Carlos AlbeiroGeorges GorinEtude paléoécoloque de haute résolution de l’Holocène inférieur dans le Páramo de Frontino (Antioquia, Colombie).Sedimentology, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology
2015Aldo Bendezu JuarezKalin Kouzmanov / Lluís FontbotéPetrology, Geochronology, Mineralization, and Structural Control of Multiple Porphyry Centers in the Miocene Magmatic-Hydrothermal (Cu, Mo, Ag, Pb, Zn) System of Morococha, Central Peru.Mineral Resources and Geofluids
2015Jeremy Ragusa Pascal KindlerPétrographie, stratigraphie et provenance du Flysch des Voirons (Nappe du Gurnigel, Haute-Savoie, France)Sedimentology, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology
2015Sébastien BiassCostanza BonadonnaA new multidisciplinary model for the assessment and reduction of volcanic risk: the example of the island of Vulcano, Italy.Physical Volcanology and Geological Risks
2014Seyedabolfazl Hosseini Pascal KindlerBiostratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy of Lower Cretaceous formations from SW Zagros Basin (SW Iran).Sedimentology, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology
2014Katrina KremerStéphanie GirardclosReconstructing 4000 years of event history in deep Lake Geneva (Switzerland-France): Insights from the sedimentary record.Limnogeology and Geomicrobiology
2014Birane NianeRobert MoritzImpacts environnementaux liés à l'utilisation du mercure lors de l'exploitation artisanale de l'or dans la région de Kédougou (Sénégal oriental).Mineral Resources and Geofluids
2014Alexandra SkopelitisUrs SchalteggerFormation of a Tonalitic Batholith through Sequential Accretion of Magma Batches: a Study of Chemical Composition, Age and Emplacement Mechanisms of the Adamello Batholith, N Italy.Isotope Geochemistry, Geochronology and Thermochronology
2013Mortaza PirouzGuy SimpsonThe Geometry and Sedimentary Record of Tectonics in the Neogene Zagros Foreland Basin.Earth Surface Dynamics
2013Cyril Chelle-MichouMassimo ChiaradiaGeochronologic and petrologic evolution of composite batholiths and the formation of giant porphyry-related Cu deposits.Isotope Geochemistry, Geochronology and Thermochronology
2013Joern Frederik WotzlawUrs SchalteggerFrom precise date to process rate: a high-precision zircon U-Pb geochronology perspective on the timing, rates and durations of geological processesIsotope Geochemistry, Geochronology and Thermochronology
2013Mélanie GretzRossana MartiniBiotic, environmental and climatic changes across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary: causes and effects highlighted via the Liassic coral reef associationsSedimentology, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology
2013Lina Maria Ospina OstiosPascal KindlerGéologie des Voirons, Haute-Savoie, France).Sedimentology, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology
2013Aurèle VuilleminDaniel ArizteguiCharacterizing the subsurface biosphere in Lake Potrok Aike sediments (Argentina).Limnogeology and Geomicrobiology
2013Chloé PretetElias SamankassouClimate reconstructing usig 44/40Ca and 88/86Sr isotopes in annually banded reef corals.Sedimentology, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology
2013Cindy Ann BroderickUrs SchalteggerTimescales and petrologic processes during incremental pluton assembly: a case from the Val Fredda Complex, Adamello batholith, N. Italy.Isotope Geochemistry, Geochronology and Thermochronology
2013Roelant Van Der Lelij Richard Spikings / Urs SchalteggerReconstructing North-Western Gondwana with implications for the evolution of the Iapetus and Rheic Oceans: a geochronological, thermochronological and geochemical study.Isotope Geochemistry, Geochronology and Thermochronology
2013Ryan CochraneRichard Spikings / Urs SchalteggerU-Pb thermochronology, geochronology and geochemistry of NW South America: rift to drift transition, active margin dynamics and implications for the volume balance of continents.Isotope Geochemistry, Geochronology and Thermochronology
2013Johannes MedererRobert MoritzRegional setting, geological context and genetic aspects of polymetallic hydrothermal ore deposits from the Kapan ore district, Southern Armenia: a contribution to the Mesozoic island arc metallogeny of the Lesser Caucasus.Mineral Resources and Geofluids
2012Sylvain RigaudRossana MartiniThe Late Triassic Martin Bridge carbonate platform (Wallowa terrane, NW U.S.A.): Sedimentology, biostratigraphy, and contribution to the understanding of aragonitic and microgranular foraminifers.Sedimentology, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology
2010Jérome ChablaisRossana MartiniSedimentology and Biostratigraphy of the Upper Triassic Atoll-type Carbonates of the Sambosan Accretionary Complex (Panthalassan Domain, Japan) : Depositional Setting, Paleobiogeography and Relationship to their Counterparts in the Tethys.Sedimentology, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology