The focus of my research is the understanding of the physical mechanisms responsible for the transfer and emplacement of magma in the Earth’s crust and its eruption at the surface.
Our scientific mission is to understand how magmatic processes contribute to shaping our planet and what are the main physical factors controlling the frequency and magnitude of volcanic eruptions. Because more than 800 millions people live in the proximity of a volcano, this last, is an issue of high societal importance.
- Determination of the relationship between fluxes of magma from depth, the physical properties of magma and the frequency and magnitude of volcanic eruptions. ERC-starting grant FEVER.
- Experimental investigation of the processes responsible for the chemical zoning of minerals. SNSF
- Machine learning applied to the chemical zoning of minerals to determine the pre-eruptive processes at selected eruptions of Mt Etna volcano (Italy). SNSF
- The Takidani pluton (Japan) and associated volcanics. SNSF