Deep roots of volcanos

Deep roots of volcanos

Why do rocks partially melt in the depth of the Earth? How does the molten magma rise to the surface?

Fluid mechanics of magma transport

Fluid mechanics of magma transport

What physics governs the flow of magma through the deep subsurface? Which factors control the timing and geometry of magma transport?

Formation of igneous rocks

Formation of igneous rocks

Why do large amounts of magma never reach the surface? How and why do huge volumes of molten rock accumulate and crystallise in the Earth's crust?

Dangerous beauty of volcanos

Dangerous beauty of volcanos

What is the study of magma transport able to tell us about the hazards of volcanic activity at the surface? Will we learn to understand magmatic systems enough to be able to predict their behaviour?

Mineral resources beneath volcanoes

Mineral resources beneath volcanoes

By what processes do the rich mineral deposits of iron, copper, silver, gold and many more elements form beneath volcanoes? How can our understanding of these processes help to uncover new resources for coming generations?

Computational Magma Dynamics

Computational Magma Dynamics

My research seeks to answer these questions through computer models of how magma is transported through the subsurface and how it reacts with rocks it encounters along the way.