I am Senior Researcher at PGP (Physics of Geological Processes) at the University of Oslo. I am the scientific coordinator of the Fluid Earth Group at PGP, which involves activities on volcanic processes, CO2 sequestration, and petroleum systems.
PGP was a Norwegian Center of Excellence aiming to bring geologists and physicists to work together in order to get a better understanding of the geological processes. Although the CoE status of PGP ended, PGP activities continue in a group in-between the Departments of Physics and Geosciences.
June 2015 - Paperbook chapter in Advances in Volcanology
Our review entitled "Laboratory Modelling of Volcano Plumbing Systems: A Review" has been accepted in the Advances in Volcanology book edited by Christophe Breitkreuz and Sergio Rocchi on "Physical Geology of Shallow Magmatic Systems: Dykes, Sills and Laccoliths". It is the first review on this subject, and we hope this paper will become a reference
May 2015 - Paper accepted in GSA Bulleting
Our paper entitled "Structure and evolution of volcanic plumbing systems in fold-and-thrust belts: A case study of the Cerro Negro de Tricao Malal, Neuquén Province, Argentina" has been accepted for publication in GSA Bulletin.
12 May 2015 - AGU Excellence in Refereeing Award 2014
I win the Editor's Citations for Excellence in Refereeing 2014 from the American Geophysics Union (AGU). (AGU (2015), 2014 Editors’ Citations for Excellence in Refereeing, Eos, 96, doi:10.1029/2015EO028221).
27 Feb. 2015 - Interview at the MatNat Faculty!
I have been interviewed by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Oslo to talk about my research activities, the Andean Geotrail, and my story that led me to become volcanologist. Find the full interview here. The article made it to the front page of the Department of Geosciences.
19 Dec. 2014 - Petromaks proposal funded!
My proposal to the Petromaks call of the Research Council of Norway, entitled "MIMES: Mechanical Implications of Magma Emplacement in Sedimentary Sequences" has been funded! In 2015, another PhD student and a postdoc will start at PGP.
10 Dec. 2014 - FRINATEK proposal funded!
My proposal to the FRINATEK call of the Research Council of Norway, entitled "Dynamics of Igneous Plumbing Systems in Sedimentary Basins (DIPS)" has been funded! In 2015, a PhD student and a postdoc will start at PGP.
8 Dec. 2014 - Earth Flows project funded!
The Earth Flows application as Endringsmiljø in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences as been funded. We will have 6 new PhD students-postdocs, and I will be the main supervisor of one of them on "Magmatic flows" together with Atle Jensen (Mathematics department).
The Andean Geotrail
To have news of the Andean Geotrail project, click here: Andean Geotrail.
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