Hello VIPS Community!
Things have been hotting up recently for the Focus on VIPS blog and we’ve got some exciting news to share with you…
This month we’re welcoming our new editing team – Caitlin, Kerys and Paula!
Caitlin is a Postdoc researcher at the University of Liverpool. She completed an MSc and PhD at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics at the University of Leeds, where she developed mathematical and experimental models of gravity-driven granular flows in nature. She has a keen interest in the fluid dynamics of the Earth, and how simplified models can be used to describe a wide range of complex phenomena – from debris flows to magma ascent! Caitlin is now applying her background in fluid dynamics to model the dynamics of magma as it ascends through the upper crust. In her spare time, she likes to hike, play games, crochet and cook.
Kerys is a soon to be PhD student at the University of Birmingham. Her research will aim to explore magma-reservoir evolution following edifice destruction, particularly focusing on the volcanoes of Krakatau and Ritter Island. Kerys’ curiosity in volcanic collapse stems from her MSci, where she investigated collapse derived deposits from the Mexico City region. From pre- to post-collapse, she’s excited to begin researching the magmatic implications! For the past two years Kerys has been working in university outreach and is especially keen to promote the world of science to young students.
Paula is a Research Professor at North University, Colombia, where she leads two undergraduate courses, igneous and metamorphic petrology and petrography. She completed an MSc and PhD in Earth Sciences at UTAS University in Tasmania and UNAM University in México, respectively. Her research investigates the relationship of magmatism and tectonics environments in developing different kinds of hydrothermal fluids as a source of multiple mineralization styles, focusing on the subduction zone in the Las Americas continent.
With the arrival of our new editors, we’re sadly saying farewell to the Uppsala blog team. On behalf of everyone here at VIPS, we’d like to say a huge thank you for all their hard work and fascinating posts.
Make sure to stay tuned over the coming months, we’ve got some exciting new projects coming up the conduit!
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