I am excited to be a Volcanologist! My fascination with volcanoes dates back to early childhood, and never left me ever since. I am very much curiosity-driven, and I can’t picture a better future for myself than one in which I get to look for answers to my own questions for a career. I have being pursuing my passion across four continents, and I always have a suitcase packed and ready to go.
I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Germany, at LMU Munich. My research proposal on the effect of phenocrysts on lava rheology is funded by the Humboldt Foundation.
I am also very passionate about Science Communication and Outreach, and I am always happy to answer questions and to talk about my life as a Volcanologist – to the vast majority of people, I am the first and possibly only one they will ever meet.
This website is about the visual part of my research adventures, that no words can really capture: the breathtaking field views, the colorful laboratory reactions, and the children’s amazement. There is a lot of beauty in science, and Volcanology is perhaps one of the most vivid fields. I am fortunate to see it daily, and want to share some highlights!