I am an Associate Professor in Structural Geology at Uppsala University in Sweden working in the young discipline of volcano-tectonics. I am creative, driven, and results-oriented. My research is focussed on the question how magma is transported and stored in the Earth's crust. To grasp the complexity of magma dynamics, I combine a range of different approaches, e.g. field work, structural analysis, and igneous petrology.
I love photography. With my pictures I try to catch and show what fascinates me about nature.
- industrious, prize-winning writer with an h-index of 10, publishing in high-ranking multidisciplinary journals
- strategic thinker, attracting > 1 million Euro funding since 2010
- co-leader of the IAVCEI commission on Volcanic and Igneous Plumbing Systems
- elected member of the Young Academy of Sweden
- proven leadership skills as deputy head of department
- engaging and dedicated teacher and supervisor with courses such as "Tectonics", "3D modelling as a tool in geological research" and "Structural Geology"
My research is driven by the aim to understand volcanoes as mechanical systems, focusing on the questions: How is magma transported? How do magma chambers form, evolve & look like? How is magma transport & storage interacting with the surrounding rocks?
Field Work: logistics & conduction even in remote areas
Structural Geology: statistical acquisition, processing & interpretation of structural data, structural mapping, laser scanning
Analogue Modelling: intrusion modelling at the Physics of Geological Processes Norwegian Centre of Excellence; caldera modelling at the Geoforschungszentrum (GFZ) Potsdam; fracture modelling at the Hans Ramberg Tectonic Laboratory, Uppsala University
Numerical Modelling: software packages COMSOL Multiphysics, ANSYS, and FDCON
3D Modelling: structural modelling with Move & GoCAD
Volcano-tectonics is a young research field, bringing together physical volcanology, structural geology, igneous petrology, geophysics, and geodesy to understand the mechanics of magmatic processes. Such processes include the transport of magma through the crust, the formation and development of magma chambers, the build-up and destruction of volcanic edifices, and the mechanics of volcanic eruptions. A large variety of methods are applied to achieve a comprehensive understanding of magmatic systems, e.g. structural field work in extinct and deeply-eroded volcanic areas and 3D model building.
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