I am a Research Scientist in the Institut für Mineralogie at the Leibniz Universität Hannover where I recently completed an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship. I am currently supported by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).
My research aims to understand the behaviour and evolution of magmatic systems from the generation and diversification of melts at depth through to their eruption at the surface. I combine experiments and the study of natural examples to understand magma storage and assembly within the crust, and the transfer of melts, crystals and volatiles to and from the planet’s interior. I use a range of approaches in my research, including fieldwork, microscopy, geochemical analyses, computational modelling and experimental petrology. My long-term research goal is to understand not only how and where magmas evolve, but also to more finely determine the scale and tempo of igneous processes and mechanisms by which the crust grows. This will greatly improve petrology’s integration with geodetic, geophysical and gas monitoring methods for studying volcanism.
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