Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2019
    Full Professor (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

  • Since 2018
    Member of Natural Sciences Policy Group of the League of European Research Universities (LERU)

  • Since 2018
    Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva

  • Since 2007
    Development and Direction of the Master in Geology (Orientation Geological Risk), University of Geneva (ELSTE), Switzerland

  • Since 2007
    Director of the CERG-C (Specialisation certificate for the assessment and management of geological and climate related risk), University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • Since 2006
    Associate Professor, University of Geneva (Switzerland)

  • 2004 – 2006
    Assistant Professor, University of South Florida, Tampa (USA)

  • 2002 – 2004
    SOEST Young Investigator, University of Hawaii, Manoa (USA)

  • 2001 – 2002
    Research Associate, University of Bristol (UK)

  • 1998 – 2001
    PhD, Physical volcanology, University of Bristol (UK) (Marie Curie Fellow)

  • 1998
    Member of scientific team, Montserrat Volcano Observatory (WI)

  • 1997
    Degree, Geology, University of Pisa (Italy)

  • 1997 – 1998
    Research assistant University of Bristol (UK)

  • 1997
    Ash monitoring team leader, Montserrat Volcano Observatory (WI)

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Media coverage

  • 3 Avril 2021 L'Etna s'est réveillé,queraconte-t-il?, LE TEMPS (https://revue-presse.unige.ch/files/articles/2021-04-03/239383197.pdf)

  • 8 Mars 2021 Savoir où finiront les cendres volcaniques, Techno-Science.net (https://www.techno-science.net/actualite/savoir-finiront-cendres-volcaniques-N20635.html)

  • 5 Mars 2021 20 MINUTES Genève, Volcans: aviation plus sûre grâce à l’étude des cendres (https://revue-presse.unige.ch/files/articles/2021-03-05/237259735.pdf)

  • 5 Mars 2021 Mirage News, How do you know where volcanic ash will end up? (https://www.miragenews.com/how-do-you-know-where-volcanic-ash-will-end-523220/)

  • 5 Mars 2021 Tech Explorist, Scientists discovered two effects of volcanic ash sedimentation (https://www.techexplorist.com/scientists-discovered-two-effects-volcanic-ash-sedimentation/38134/)

  • Hilfe für Piloten: Vulkanasche besser erkennen (SRF), 22 November 2013

  • Wenn Vulkanasche den Flugverkehr lahmlegt (SRF), 23 November 2013

  • 19:30 le journal (RTS), 13 November 2013

  • Des avions et des cendres, le journal de l’UNIGE, 7 – 21 November 2013

  • Revoir le critère de la tolérance zéro, Horizons – Le magazine suisse de la recherche scientifique no 98, September 2013

  • Un volcan, une île, ses habitants: comment minimiser les risques, le journal de l’UNIGE, 25 April – 9 May 2013

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