Dr Chiara Maria Petrone

Dr Chiara Petrone

Research Leader - Petrology

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division
Contact: email
Phone: +44(0)207942 5623
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Specialisms

Geochemistry, Igneous petrology, Isotope geochemisty, Petrography, Volcanology

Summary

My research focuses on understading types, mechanisms and timescale of pre- and syn-eruptive magmatic processes at active volcanoes (Popocatepetl, Stromboli) in order to inform volcanic hazard assessment. I use the rocks erupted during volcanic eruptions to understand the hidden processes inside the volcano, as a psychologist explores the human interior. I mostly focus on active highly explosive volcanoes in subduction zones, time-scales of magmatic processes and pre-eruptive magma degassing conditions. I am also interested in lithosphere evolution and relationships between magmatism and tectonics. I approach these problems using micro-analytical techniques and geochemical and isotope analyses. More about my own Volcanology and Petrology Research projects here : http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/departments-and-staff/earth-sciences/mineral-and-planetary-sciences.html

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, University of Florence, Italy, 1995 - 1999

Degree in Geological Sciences (equivalent to Master Sc. First Class Honours Degree), University of Florence, Italy

Employment history

Academic

Research Leader Petrology, The Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2011 - ongoing

Director of Study - Geology, St Edmund’s College, United Kingdom, 2011 - 2015

Research analyst – electron microprobe lab manager, University of Cambridge, Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2008 - 2011

Research Fellow, University of Cagliari, Department of Earth Science, Italy, 2007 - 2008

Electron microprobe lab manager, Geoscience and Georesource Institution – CNR (Research National Council), Italy, 2006 - 2008

Adjunct professor, University of Molise, Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Italy, 2004 - 2009

Adjunct lecturer, University of Florence, Earth Sciences, Italy, 2003 - 2005

PDRA, University of Florence, Earth Sciences, Italy, 2000 - 2002

PDRA, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA, Terrestrial Magnetism, United States, 1999 - 2000

Highlighted publications

Petrone CM, Bugatti G, Braschi E, Tommasini S (2016) Pre-eruptive magmatic processes re-timed using a non-isothermal approach to magma chamber dynamics. Nature Communications, 7 : 12946 - 12946. doi: 10.1038/ncomms12946

Bhanot KK, Downes H, Petrone CM, Humphreys-williams E (2017) Textures in spinel peridotite mantle xenoliths using micro-CT scanning: Examples from Canary Islands and France. Lithos, 276 : 90 - 102. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2016.08.004

Petrone CM, Orozco-esquivel T, Ferrari L (2014) Petrogenesis and geodynamic significance of silicic volcanism in the western Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt: role of gabbroic cumulates. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 167 (5) : doi: 10.1007/s00410-014-1006-6

Petrone CM (2010) Relationship between monogenetic magmatism and stratovolcanoes in western Mexico: The role of low-pressure magmatic processes. Lithos, 119 (3-4) : 585 - 606. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2010.08.012

Petrone CM, Braschi E, Francalanci L (2009) Understanding the collapse–eruption link at Stromboli, Italy: A microanalytical study on the products of the recent Secche di Lazzaro phreatomagmatic activity. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 188 (4) : 315 - 332. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.09.016

Petrone CM, Ferrari L (2008) Quaternary adakite—Nb-enriched basalt association in the western Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt: is there any slab melt evidence?. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 156 (1) : 73 - 86. doi: 10.1007/s00410-007-0274-9

Grants

Cataclysmic eruptions in densely populated areas: the ticking eruptive clock at Popocatepetl volcano (Mexico).
Role: Principal investigatorPetrone C
Funding: NERC
Total value £188,480 (to Museum £188,480)
Dates: 2015 - 2018

Popocatepetl Volcano (Mexico): a giant in a densely populated area
Role: Principal investigatorPetrone C
Funding: Royal Society
Total value £11,740 (to Museum £11,740)
Dates: 2015 - 2016

Trace element analysis of fossils by LA-ICP-MS
Role: Principal investigatorPetrone C
Funding: University of Florence
Total value £2,171.76 (to Museum £2,171.76)
Dates: 2013 - 2014

From arc magmas to ores (FAMOS): A mineral systems approach
Role: Principal investigatorWilkinson JJ
Funding: NERC
Total value £3,000,000 (to Museum £721,989)
Dates: 2017 - 2021

Partnership

Imperial Centre for Geohazards
2016 - on going.

Fieldwork

Mexico - Popocatepetl Volcano

Fellowships

NATO post-doc fellowship, 1999 - 2000.

CNR Post-doc Fellowship, 1999 - 1999.

Committees

Member, Mineralogical Society, 2017 - on going.

Member, Explosive Volcanism Commission, 2015 - on going.

Member, Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group VMSG, 2014 - 2017.

Memberships

Fellow, Geological Society London GSL, 2014 - on going.

Member, Mineralogical Society, United Kingdom, 2014 - on going.

Member, VMSG Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group, 2009 - on going.

Member, EAG European Association of Geochemistry, 2008 - on going.

Member, IAVCEI, 1996 - on going.

Editorships

Subject editor, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 2016 - on going.

Associate editor, Dynamics of Magmatic Processes., American Mineralogist, 2015 - on going.

Board member, Italian Journal of Geosciences, 2011 - on going.

Board member, The Scientific World Journal, 2011 - on going.

Reviewer / referee

Publications

Periodico di Mineralogia, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

Geological Magazine, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

Journal of Geology, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

Journal Geological Society, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

Boletino Sociedad Geologica Mexicana, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

Bulletin of Volcanology, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

European Journal Mineralogy, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

Lithos, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

Events

Organisation

Session at CoV9 conference - Raising awareness of volcanic hazards with children, (Plenary or general session), 2016 - 2016.

Goldschmidt Conference 2016 - Crystallisation histories and degassing: from melt inclusions to plumbing systems, (Plenary or general session), 2016 - 2016.

Goldschmidt 2015 - Dynamics of magmatic processes: from magma mixing to crystal residence time, (Plenary or general session), 2015 - 2015.

Publications

Petrone CM, Bugatti G, Braschi E, Tommasini S (2016) Pre-eruptive magmatic processes re-timed using a non-isothermal approach to magma chamber dynamics. Nature Communications, 7 : 12946 - 12946. doi: 10.1038/ncomms12946

Bhanot KK, Downes H, Petrone CM, Humphreys-williams E (2017) Textures in spinel peridotite mantle xenoliths using micro-CT scanning: Examples from Canary Islands and France. Lithos, 276 : 90 - 102. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2016.08.004

Grifa C, De BonisA, Guarino V, Petrone CM, Germinario C, Mercurio M, Soricelli G, Langella A, Morra V (2015) Thin walled pottery from Alife (Northern Campania, Italy). PERIODICO DI MINERALOGIA, 84 (1) : 65 - 90. doi: 10.2451/2015PM0005

Francalanci L, Braschi E, Di SalvoS, Lucchi F, Petrone CM (2014) When magmas do not interact: paired Roman-age activity revealed by tephra studies at Stromboli volcano. Bulletin of Volcanology, 76 (12) : doi: 10.1007/s00445-014-0884-9

Pandeli E, Santo AP, Candido MR, Petrone CM, Giusti R (2014) THE CALC-ALKALINE MONTE CAPO STELLA DYKES IN THE OPHIOLITIC UNIT OF THE ELBA ISLAND (ITALY): GEOLOGICAL SETTING AND COMPOSITIONAL CHARACTERIZATION. OFIOLITI, 39 (2) : 79 - 93.

Petrone CM, Orozco-esquivel T, Ferrari L (2014) Petrogenesis and geodynamic significance of silicic volcanism in the western Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt: role of gabbroic cumulates. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 167 (5) : doi: 10.1007/s00410-014-1006-6

Moxon T, Petrone CM, Reed SJB (2013) Characterization and genesis of horizontal banding in Brazilian agate: an X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric and electron microprobe study. Mineralogical Magazine, 77 (3) : 227 - 248. doi: 10.1180/minmag.2013.077.3.02

Melluso L, Srivastava RK, Petrone CM, Guarino V, Sinha AK (2012) Mineralogy and magmatic affinity of the Jasra intrusive complex, Shillong Plateau, India. Mineralogical Magazine, 76 (5) : 1099 - 1117. doi: 10.1180/minmag.2012.076.5.03

Neave DA, Fabbro G, Herd RA, Petrone CM, Edmonds M (2012) Melting, Differentiation and Degassing at the Pantelleria Volcano, Italy. Journal of Petrology, 53 (3) : 637 - 663. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egr074

Cucciniello C, Melluso L, Morra V, Storey M, Rocco I, Franciosi L, Grifa C, Petrone CM, Vincent M (2011) New 40Ar-39Ar ages and petrogenesis of the Massif d'Ambre volcano, northern Madagascar. Geological Society of America Special Papers, 478 : 257 - 281.

Serrano L, Ferrari L, Martínez ML, Petrone CM, Jaramillo C (2011) An integrative geologic, geochronologic and geochemical study of Gorgona Island, Colombia: Implications for the formation of the Caribbean Large Igneous Province. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 309 (3) : 324 - 336.

Petrone CM (2010) Relationship between monogenetic magmatism and stratovolcanoes in western Mexico: The role of low-pressure magmatic processes. Lithos, 119 (3-4) : 585 - 606. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2010.08.012

Gillett J, Das SD, Syers P, Ming AKT, Espeso JI, Petrone CM, Sebastian SE (null) Dimensional Tuning of the Magnetic-Structural Transition in A(Fe$_{1-x}$Co$_x$)$_2$As$_2$ (A=Sr,Ba). null,

Petrone CM, Braschi E, Francalanci L (2009) Understanding the collapse–eruption link at Stromboli, Italy: A microanalytical study on the products of the recent Secche di Lazzaro phreatomagmatic activity. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 188 (4) : 315 - 332. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.09.016

Melluso L, Sheth HC, Mahoney JJ, Morra V, Petrone CM, Storey M (2009) Correlations between silicic volcanic rocks of the St Mary's Islands (southwestern India) and eastern Madagascar: implications for Late Cretaceous India-Madagascar reconstructions. Journal of the Geological Society, 166 (2) : 283 - 294. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492007-147

Melluso L, Cucciniello C, Petrone CM, Lustrino M, Morra V, Tiepolo M, Vasconcelos L (2008) Petrology of Karoo volcanic rocks in the southern Lebombo monocline, Mozambique. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 52 (4-5) : 139 - 151. doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2008.06.002

Alireza PL, Ko YTC, Gillett J, Petrone CM, Cole JM, Lonzarich GG, Sebastian SE (2009) Superconductivity up to 29 K in SrFe 2 As 2 and BaFe 2 As 2 at high pressures. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 21 (1) : 012208 - 012208. doi: 10.1088/0953-8984/21/1/012208

Petrone CM, Ferrari L (2008) Quaternary adakite—Nb-enriched basalt association in the western Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt: is there any slab melt evidence?. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 156 (1) : 73 - 86. doi: 10.1007/s00410-007-0274-9

Corazzato C, Francalanci L, Menna M, Petrone CM, Renzulli A, Tibaldi A, Vezzoli L (2008) What controls sheet intrusion in volcanoes? Structure and petrology of the Stromboli sheet complex, Italy. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 173 (1-2) : 26 - 54. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.01.006

Francalanci L, Bertagnini A, Métrich N, Renzulli A, Vannucci R, Landi P, Del MoroS, Menna M, Petrone CM, Nardini I (2008) Mineralogical, geochemical, and isotopic characteristics of the ejecta from the 5 April 2003 paroxysm at Stromboli, Italy: Inferences on the preeruptive magma dynamics. The Stromboli Volcano: An Integrated Study of the 2002-2003 Eruption, 331 - 345.

Landi P, Francalanci L, Corsaro RA, Petrone CM, Fornaciai A, Carroll MR, Nardini I, Miraglia L (2008) Textural and compositional characteristics of lavas emitted during the December 2002 to July 2003 Stromboli eruption (Italy): Inferences on magma dynamics. The Stromboli Volcano: An Integrated Study of the 2002-2003 Eruption, 213 - 228.

Tommasini S, Petrone CM, Avanzinelli R, Francalanci L (2008) The Subduction Factory of the Aeolian Volcanic Arc.. Acta vulcanologica, 20 (1/2) : 1000 - 1015.

Bryan SE, Ferrari L, Reiners PW, Allen CM, Petrone CM, Ramos-rosique A, Campbell IH (2008) New Insights into Crustal Contributions to Large-volume Rhyolite Generation in the Mid-Tertiary Sierra Madre Occidental Province, Mexico, Revealed by U–Pb Geochronology. Journal of Petrology, 49 (1) : 47 - 77. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egm070

Orozco-esquivel T, M. PetroneC, Ferrari L, Tagami T, Manetti P (2007) Geochemical and isotopic variability in lavas from the eastern Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt: Slab detachment in a subduction zone with varying dip. Lithos, 93 (1-2) : 149 - 174. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2006.06.006

Landi P, Francalanci L, Pompilio M, Rosi M, Corsaro RA, Petrone CM, Nardini I, Miraglia L (2006) The December 2002–July 2003 effusive event at Stromboli volcano, Italy: Insights into the shallow plumbing system by petrochemical studies. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 155 (3-4) : 263 - 284. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2006.03.032

Corazzato C, Menna M, Tibaldi A, Renzulli A, Francalanci L, Petrone CM, Vezzoli L, Acocella V (2006) An integrated structural and petrochemical approach to unravel dyke injection conditions and volcano flank instability at Stromboli (Italy). Visual geoscience, 2006 :

Landi P, Francalanci L, Pompilio M, Rosi M, Corsaro RA, Petrone CM, Nardini I, Miraglia L (2006) The December 2002–July 2003 effusive event at Stromboli volcano, Italy: insights into the shallow plumbing system by petrochemical studies. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 155 (3) : 263 - 284.

Petrone CM, Francalanci L, Ferrari L, Schaaf P, Conticelli S (2006) The San Pedro–Cerro Grande volcanic complex (Nayarit, México): inferences on volcanology and magma evolution. Geological Society of America Special Papers, 402 : 65 - 98.

Petrone CM, Olmi F, Braschi E, Francalanci L (2006) Mineral chemistry profile: a valuable approach to unravel magma mixing processes in the recent volcanic activity of Stromboli, Italy. Per Mineral, 75 : 277 - 292.

Ruggieri G, Petrone CM, Gianelli G, Arias A, Henriquez ET (2006) Hydrothermal alteration in the Berlin geothermal field (El Salvador): new data and discussion on the natural state of the system. Periodico di Mineralogia, 75 (2-3) : 293 - 312.

Ferrari L, Tagami T, Eguchi M, Orozco-esquivel MT, Petrone CM, Jacobo-albarrán J, López-martínez M (2005) Geology, geochronology and tectonic setting of late Cenozoic volcanism along the southwestern Gulf of Mexico: The Eastern Alkaline Province revisited. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 146 (4) : 284 - 306. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2005.02.004

Avanzinelli R, Boari E, Conticelli S, Francalanci L, Guarnieri L, Perini G, Petrone CM, Ulivi M, Tommasini S (2005) High precision Sr, Nd and Pb isotopic analyses using the new generations Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer ThemoFinnigan Tritonti. Periodico di Mineralogia, 75 (3) : 147 - 166.

Francalanci L, Avanzinelli R, Petrone CM, Santo A (2004) Petrochemical and magmatological characteristics of the Aeolian Arc volcanoes, southern Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy: inferences on shallow level processes and magma source variations. Per Mineral, 73 : 75 - 104.

Ferrari L, Petrone CM, Francalanci L, Tagami T, Eguchi M, Conticelli S, Manetti P, Venegas-salgado S (2003) Geology of the San Pedro-Ceboruco graben, western trans-mexican volcanic belt. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, 20 (3) : 165 - 181.

Petrone CM, Francalanci L, Carlson RW, Ferrari L, Conticelli S (2003) Unusual coexistence of subduction-related and intraplate-type magmatism: Sr, Nd and Pb isotope and trace element data from the magmatism of the San Pedro–Ceboruco graben (Nayarit, Mexico). Chemical Geology, 193 (1-2) : 1 - 24. doi: 10.1016/S0009-2541(02)00229-2

Ferrari L, Petrone CM, Francalanci L (2002) Reply. Geology, 30 (9) : 858 - 859.

Ferrari L, Petrone CM, Francalanci L (2002) FORUM-Reply-Generation of oceanic-island basalt-type voicanism in the western Trans-Mexican volcanic belt by slab rollback, asthenosphere infiltration, and variable flux melting: Comment and Reply. Geology, 30 (9) : 857 - 858.

Ferrari L, Petrone CM, Francalanci L (2001) Generation of oceanic-island basalt–type volcanism in the western Trans-Mexican volcanic belt by slab rollback, asthenosphere infiltration, and variable flux melting. Geology, 29 (6) : 507 - 510.

Petrone CM, Tagami T, Francalanci L, Matsumura A, Sudo M (2001) Volcanic systems in the San Pedro-Ceboruco graben(Nayarit, Mexico) in the light of new K-Ar geochronological data.. GEOCHEMICAL JOURNAL, 35 (2) : 77 - 88. doi: 10.2343/geochemj.35.77

Ferrari L, Conticelli S, Vaggelli G, Petrone CM, Manetti P (2000) Late Miocene volcanism and intra-arc tectonics during the early development of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. Tectonophysics, 318 (1-4) : 161 - 185. doi: 10.1016/S0040-1951(99)00310-8

Francalanci L, Vougioukalakis G, Eleftheriadis G, Pinarelli L, Petrone C, Manetti P, Christofides G (1998) Petrographic, chemical and isotope variations in the intracaldera post-Minoan rocks of the Santorini volcanic field, Greece. Proceedings of the second workshop, Santorini, Greece, 2 to 4 May 1996, 175 - 86.

Fyfe F, Mangler M, Prytulak J, Delgado-granados H, Petrone CM (null) The Build up to a Large Explosive Eruption 14, 000 Years ago at Popocatépetl Volcano (Mexico). Goldschmidt 2015,

Mangler M, Petrone CM, Prytulak J, Hill S, Delgado-granados H (null) Recharge, Recycle, Repeat: The Steady-State Plumbing System of Popocatépetl Volcano, Mexico. Goldschmidt 2017, 138 8 - 13 8 8

Petrone CM, Pellegrino R, Rengifo-castillo C, Delgado-granados H (null) The Ticking Eruptive Clock at Popocatépetl Volcano (Mexico): The 23-14ky Eruptive Sequence. Goldschmidt 2016,

Contributed Publications

Fyfe F, Mangler M, Prytulak J, Delgado-granados H, Petrone CM (null) The Build up to a Large Explosive Eruption 14, 000 Years ago at Popocatépetl Volcano (Mexico). Goldschmidt 2015,

Courses taught

Third year: M6 Diffraction, Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
3/2008 - 3/2011.

Third year: Environmental Petrography
University of Molise, Campobasso, Campobasso, Italy
10/2006 - 12/2007.

Second year: Mineralogy and Petrography
University of Molise, Campobasso, Campobasso, Italy
10/2006 - 12/2009.

Third year: Petrography
University of Molise, Campobasso, Campobasso, Italy
10/2004 - 12/2007.

Supervision

Doctorate (PhD) Joint supervisor to Swift M
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Evaluating how animal ownership in Mexican and Chilean volcanic hazard zones influences disaster risk
King's College London, London, London, United Kingdom
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
Funding: NERC - London DTP
1/10/2016 - on going.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Fyfe F
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
What drives effusive to explosive transitions at andesitic stratovolcanoes?
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Funding: NERC Oxford DTP
1/10/2015 - on going.

Doctorate (PhD) Lead supervisor to Mangler M
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Magma hybridisation at active volcanoes
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
Imperial College London, London, London, United Kingdom
Funding: Imperial College
1/10/2015 - 30/3/2018.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Rooks E
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Evolution of the Patagonian sub-lithospheric mantle
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
Funding: NERC
1/10/2015 - 23/7/2015.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Bhanot K
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Anomalous mantle xenoliths in the Mediterranean area
Birkbeck, University of London, London, London, United Kingdom
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
1/10/2012 - on going.

Master's Co-supervisor to Braschi E
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Relationship between magmatic processes and lateral collapses at Stormboli volcano (Italy)
University of Florence, Florence, Florence, Italy

Master's Lead supervisor to RIzzo P
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Geochemical study of travertine from Isernia (Central-South Italy): genesis and paleo-climatic implications
University of Molise, Campobasso, Campobasso, Italy

Master's Lead supervisor to Faiola P
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Mineralogic and petrographic characterization of travertine from Isernia area (Central-South Italy)

Master's Lead supervisor to Miozzi F
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Geomorphological and climatic-environmental study of travertine from Isernia (Central-South Italy)
University of Molise, Campobasso, Campobasso, Italy

Bachelor's honours Co-supervisor to Neave D
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Pantelleria Island II: differentiation, degassing and eruption of pantellerites
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Bachelor's honours Co-supervisor to Dart M
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Evolution of the lithospheric mantle beneath northern Tanzania: evidence from mantle xenoliths
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Master's Lead supervisor to Allen N
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Petrology of Plinian and inter-Plinian phases at Popocatétl volcano (Central Mexico): an eruptive history of the last 5000 years
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
University College London, London, London, United Kingdom

Master's Co-supervisor to Fantozzi I
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Study of pre-eruptive magmatic processes associated with the recent activity of Kolumbo submarine volcano (Santorini, Greece) through the petro-chemical analysis of emitted products
University of Florence, Florence, Florence, Italy
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom

Master's Lead supervisor to Fyfe F
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
The build-up to a large explosive eruption 14,000 years ago at Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico)
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
Imperial College London, London, London, United Kingdom

Master's Lead supervisor to Madden-Nadeau A
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
The Pumice with Andesite: a large Plinian eruption 14,000 years ago at Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico)
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
Imperial College London, London, London, United Kingdom

Master's Co-supervisor to Hill S
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Magma mixing in effusive flank eruptions at Popocatépetl voclano (mexico): a textural and chemical study of pyroxene
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
Imperial College London, London, London, United Kingdom

Awards

Angelo Bianchi Award, 5/9/2005.

Public Engagement

External activities

Horsham Geological Field Club, Horsham Geological Field Club, 8/2/2017

Imperial Fringe “All around the world”, 8/12/2016

New Scientist Live at Excel London, Excel London, 24/9/2016

Birkbeck Student Geological Society, Birkbeck, University of London, London, London, United Kingdom, 19/2/2016

Oxford Geology Group, Oxford Geology Group, 9/7/2015

Bracknell Forest Natural History Society, Bracknell Forest Natural History Society, 20/4/2015

Accademia Casentinese, Accademia Casentinese, 28/9/2014

London Volcano, Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom, 10/6/2014

Internal activities

Nature Live at NHM,

Science Uncovered at NHM 2013-2016, Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom,

Media

Articles

BBC News School Report, Natural History Museum experts talk about their explosive careers, 18/2/2014.

Town Daily, Volcanoes and Earthquakes at the Natural History Museum, 13/2/2014.

Sculpt The Future Foundation, A THREE-ZONE VOLCANOES AND EARTHQUAKES GALLERY – NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM IN LONDON, 1/2/2014.

Kids in Museums, Volcanoes and Earthquakes Gallery at the Natural History Museum, London, Birkett D, 31/1/2014.

BBC News School Reporters, School Reporters preview museum's new volcano gallery, 31/1/2014.

School Travel, Volcanoes and Earthquakes at the NHM, 31/1/2014.

Culture 24, Effusive eruptions at the Natural History Museum's Volcanoes and Earthquakes gallery, 30/1/2014.

The Guardian, Natural History Museum's volcanoes and earthquakes fail to move the earth, Davis N, 28/1/2014.

Introduction

Summary

My research focuses on understading types, mechanisms and timescale of pre- and syn-eruptive magmatic processes at active volcanoes (Popocatepetl, Stromboli) in order to inform volcanic hazard assessment. I use the rocks erupted during volcanic eruptions to understand the hidden processes inside the volcano, as a psychologist explores the human interior. I mostly focus on active highly explosive volcanoes in subduction zones, time-scales of magmatic processes and pre-eruptive magma degassing conditions. I am also interested in lithosphere evolution and relationships between magmatism and tectonics. I approach these problems using micro-analytical techniques and geochemical and isotope analyses. More about my own Volcanology and Petrology Research projects here : http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/departments-and-staff/earth-sciences/mineral-and-planetary-sciences.html

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, University of Florence, Italy, 1995 - 1999

Degree in Geological Sciences (equivalent to Master Sc. First Class Honours Degree), University of Florence, Italy

Employment history

Academic

Research Leader Petrology, The Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2011 - ongoing

Director of Study - Geology, St Edmund’s College, United Kingdom, 2011 - 2015

Research analyst – electron microprobe lab manager, University of Cambridge, Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2008 - 2011

Research Fellow, University of Cagliari, Department of Earth Science, Italy, 2007 - 2008

Electron microprobe lab manager, Geoscience and Georesource Institution – CNR (Research National Council), Italy, 2006 - 2008

Adjunct professor, University of Molise, Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Italy, 2004 - 2009

Adjunct lecturer, University of Florence, Earth Sciences, Italy, 2003 - 2005

PDRA, University of Florence, Earth Sciences, Italy, 2000 - 2002

PDRA, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA, Terrestrial Magnetism, United States, 1999 - 2000

Highlighted publications

Petrone CM, Bugatti G, Braschi E, Tommasini S (2016) Pre-eruptive magmatic processes re-timed using a non-isothermal approach to magma chamber dynamics. Nature Communications, 7 : 12946 - 12946. doi: 10.1038/ncomms12946

Bhanot KK, Downes H, Petrone CM, Humphreys-williams E (2017) Textures in spinel peridotite mantle xenoliths using micro-CT scanning: Examples from Canary Islands and France. Lithos, 276 : 90 - 102. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2016.08.004

Petrone CM, Orozco-esquivel T, Ferrari L (2014) Petrogenesis and geodynamic significance of silicic volcanism in the western Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt: role of gabbroic cumulates. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 167 (5) : doi: 10.1007/s00410-014-1006-6

Petrone CM (2010) Relationship between monogenetic magmatism and stratovolcanoes in western Mexico: The role of low-pressure magmatic processes. Lithos, 119 (3-4) : 585 - 606. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2010.08.012

Petrone CM, Braschi E, Francalanci L (2009) Understanding the collapse–eruption link at Stromboli, Italy: A microanalytical study on the products of the recent Secche di Lazzaro phreatomagmatic activity. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 188 (4) : 315 - 332. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.09.016

Petrone CM, Ferrari L (2008) Quaternary adakite—Nb-enriched basalt association in the western Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt: is there any slab melt evidence?. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 156 (1) : 73 - 86. doi: 10.1007/s00410-007-0274-9

Projects

Grants

Cataclysmic eruptions in densely populated areas: the ticking eruptive clock at Popocatepetl volcano (Mexico).
Role: Principal investigatorPetrone C
Funding: NERC
Total value £188,480 (to Museum £188,480)
Dates: 2015 - 2018

Popocatepetl Volcano (Mexico): a giant in a densely populated area
Role: Principal investigatorPetrone C
Funding: Royal Society
Total value £11,740 (to Museum £11,740)
Dates: 2015 - 2016

Trace element analysis of fossils by LA-ICP-MS
Role: Principal investigatorPetrone C
Funding: University of Florence
Total value £2,171.76 (to Museum £2,171.76)
Dates: 2013 - 2014

From arc magmas to ores (FAMOS): A mineral systems approach
Role: Principal investigatorWilkinson JJ
Funding: NERC
Total value £3,000,000 (to Museum £721,989)
Dates: 2017 - 2021

Partnership

Imperial Centre for Geohazards
2016 - on going.

Fieldwork

Mexico - Popocatepetl Volcano

Professional activities

Fellowships

NATO post-doc fellowship, 1999 - 2000.

CNR Post-doc Fellowship, 1999 - 1999.

Committees

Member, Mineralogical Society, 2017 - on going.

Member, Explosive Volcanism Commission, 2015 - on going.

Member, Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group VMSG, 2014 - 2017.

Memberships

Fellow, Geological Society London GSL, 2014 - on going.

Member, Mineralogical Society, United Kingdom, 2014 - on going.

Member, VMSG Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group, 2009 - on going.

Member, EAG European Association of Geochemistry, 2008 - on going.

Member, IAVCEI, 1996 - on going.

Editorships

Subject editor, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 2016 - on going.

Associate editor, Dynamics of Magmatic Processes., American Mineralogist, 2015 - on going.

Board member, Italian Journal of Geosciences, 2011 - on going.

Board member, The Scientific World Journal, 2011 - on going.

Reviewer / referee

Publications

Periodico di Mineralogia, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

Geological Magazine, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

Journal of Geology, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

Journal Geological Society, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

Boletino Sociedad Geologica Mexicana, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

Bulletin of Volcanology, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

European Journal Mineralogy, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

Lithos, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, (Journal), Anonymous peer review,

Events

Organisation

Session at CoV9 conference - Raising awareness of volcanic hazards with children, (Plenary or general session), 2016 - 2016.

Goldschmidt Conference 2016 - Crystallisation histories and degassing: from melt inclusions to plumbing systems, (Plenary or general session), 2016 - 2016.

Goldschmidt 2015 - Dynamics of magmatic processes: from magma mixing to crystal residence time, (Plenary or general session), 2015 - 2015.

Publications

Publications

Petrone CM, Bugatti G, Braschi E, Tommasini S (2016) Pre-eruptive magmatic processes re-timed using a non-isothermal approach to magma chamber dynamics. Nature Communications, 7 : 12946 - 12946. doi: 10.1038/ncomms12946

Bhanot KK, Downes H, Petrone CM, Humphreys-williams E (2017) Textures in spinel peridotite mantle xenoliths using micro-CT scanning: Examples from Canary Islands and France. Lithos, 276 : 90 - 102. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2016.08.004

Grifa C, De BonisA, Guarino V, Petrone CM, Germinario C, Mercurio M, Soricelli G, Langella A, Morra V (2015) Thin walled pottery from Alife (Northern Campania, Italy). PERIODICO DI MINERALOGIA, 84 (1) : 65 - 90. doi: 10.2451/2015PM0005

Francalanci L, Braschi E, Di SalvoS, Lucchi F, Petrone CM (2014) When magmas do not interact: paired Roman-age activity revealed by tephra studies at Stromboli volcano. Bulletin of Volcanology, 76 (12) : doi: 10.1007/s00445-014-0884-9

Pandeli E, Santo AP, Candido MR, Petrone CM, Giusti R (2014) THE CALC-ALKALINE MONTE CAPO STELLA DYKES IN THE OPHIOLITIC UNIT OF THE ELBA ISLAND (ITALY): GEOLOGICAL SETTING AND COMPOSITIONAL CHARACTERIZATION. OFIOLITI, 39 (2) : 79 - 93.

Petrone CM, Orozco-esquivel T, Ferrari L (2014) Petrogenesis and geodynamic significance of silicic volcanism in the western Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt: role of gabbroic cumulates. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 167 (5) : doi: 10.1007/s00410-014-1006-6

Moxon T, Petrone CM, Reed SJB (2013) Characterization and genesis of horizontal banding in Brazilian agate: an X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric and electron microprobe study. Mineralogical Magazine, 77 (3) : 227 - 248. doi: 10.1180/minmag.2013.077.3.02

Melluso L, Srivastava RK, Petrone CM, Guarino V, Sinha AK (2012) Mineralogy and magmatic affinity of the Jasra intrusive complex, Shillong Plateau, India. Mineralogical Magazine, 76 (5) : 1099 - 1117. doi: 10.1180/minmag.2012.076.5.03

Neave DA, Fabbro G, Herd RA, Petrone CM, Edmonds M (2012) Melting, Differentiation and Degassing at the Pantelleria Volcano, Italy. Journal of Petrology, 53 (3) : 637 - 663. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egr074

Cucciniello C, Melluso L, Morra V, Storey M, Rocco I, Franciosi L, Grifa C, Petrone CM, Vincent M (2011) New 40Ar-39Ar ages and petrogenesis of the Massif d'Ambre volcano, northern Madagascar. Geological Society of America Special Papers, 478 : 257 - 281.

Serrano L, Ferrari L, Martínez ML, Petrone CM, Jaramillo C (2011) An integrative geologic, geochronologic and geochemical study of Gorgona Island, Colombia: Implications for the formation of the Caribbean Large Igneous Province. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 309 (3) : 324 - 336.

Petrone CM (2010) Relationship between monogenetic magmatism and stratovolcanoes in western Mexico: The role of low-pressure magmatic processes. Lithos, 119 (3-4) : 585 - 606. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2010.08.012

Gillett J, Das SD, Syers P, Ming AKT, Espeso JI, Petrone CM, Sebastian SE (null) Dimensional Tuning of the Magnetic-Structural Transition in A(Fe$_{1-x}$Co$_x$)$_2$As$_2$ (A=Sr,Ba). null,

Petrone CM, Braschi E, Francalanci L (2009) Understanding the collapse–eruption link at Stromboli, Italy: A microanalytical study on the products of the recent Secche di Lazzaro phreatomagmatic activity. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 188 (4) : 315 - 332. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.09.016

Melluso L, Sheth HC, Mahoney JJ, Morra V, Petrone CM, Storey M (2009) Correlations between silicic volcanic rocks of the St Mary's Islands (southwestern India) and eastern Madagascar: implications for Late Cretaceous India-Madagascar reconstructions. Journal of the Geological Society, 166 (2) : 283 - 294. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492007-147

Melluso L, Cucciniello C, Petrone CM, Lustrino M, Morra V, Tiepolo M, Vasconcelos L (2008) Petrology of Karoo volcanic rocks in the southern Lebombo monocline, Mozambique. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 52 (4-5) : 139 - 151. doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2008.06.002

Alireza PL, Ko YTC, Gillett J, Petrone CM, Cole JM, Lonzarich GG, Sebastian SE (2009) Superconductivity up to 29 K in SrFe 2 As 2 and BaFe 2 As 2 at high pressures. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 21 (1) : 012208 - 012208. doi: 10.1088/0953-8984/21/1/012208

Petrone CM, Ferrari L (2008) Quaternary adakite—Nb-enriched basalt association in the western Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt: is there any slab melt evidence?. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 156 (1) : 73 - 86. doi: 10.1007/s00410-007-0274-9

Corazzato C, Francalanci L, Menna M, Petrone CM, Renzulli A, Tibaldi A, Vezzoli L (2008) What controls sheet intrusion in volcanoes? Structure and petrology of the Stromboli sheet complex, Italy. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 173 (1-2) : 26 - 54. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.01.006

Francalanci L, Bertagnini A, Métrich N, Renzulli A, Vannucci R, Landi P, Del MoroS, Menna M, Petrone CM, Nardini I (2008) Mineralogical, geochemical, and isotopic characteristics of the ejecta from the 5 April 2003 paroxysm at Stromboli, Italy: Inferences on the preeruptive magma dynamics. The Stromboli Volcano: An Integrated Study of the 2002-2003 Eruption, 331 - 345.

Landi P, Francalanci L, Corsaro RA, Petrone CM, Fornaciai A, Carroll MR, Nardini I, Miraglia L (2008) Textural and compositional characteristics of lavas emitted during the December 2002 to July 2003 Stromboli eruption (Italy): Inferences on magma dynamics. The Stromboli Volcano: An Integrated Study of the 2002-2003 Eruption, 213 - 228.

Tommasini S, Petrone CM, Avanzinelli R, Francalanci L (2008) The Subduction Factory of the Aeolian Volcanic Arc.. Acta vulcanologica, 20 (1/2) : 1000 - 1015.

Bryan SE, Ferrari L, Reiners PW, Allen CM, Petrone CM, Ramos-rosique A, Campbell IH (2008) New Insights into Crustal Contributions to Large-volume Rhyolite Generation in the Mid-Tertiary Sierra Madre Occidental Province, Mexico, Revealed by U–Pb Geochronology. Journal of Petrology, 49 (1) : 47 - 77. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egm070

Orozco-esquivel T, M. PetroneC, Ferrari L, Tagami T, Manetti P (2007) Geochemical and isotopic variability in lavas from the eastern Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt: Slab detachment in a subduction zone with varying dip. Lithos, 93 (1-2) : 149 - 174. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2006.06.006

Landi P, Francalanci L, Pompilio M, Rosi M, Corsaro RA, Petrone CM, Nardini I, Miraglia L (2006) The December 2002–July 2003 effusive event at Stromboli volcano, Italy: Insights into the shallow plumbing system by petrochemical studies. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 155 (3-4) : 263 - 284. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2006.03.032

Corazzato C, Menna M, Tibaldi A, Renzulli A, Francalanci L, Petrone CM, Vezzoli L, Acocella V (2006) An integrated structural and petrochemical approach to unravel dyke injection conditions and volcano flank instability at Stromboli (Italy). Visual geoscience, 2006 :

Landi P, Francalanci L, Pompilio M, Rosi M, Corsaro RA, Petrone CM, Nardini I, Miraglia L (2006) The December 2002–July 2003 effusive event at Stromboli volcano, Italy: insights into the shallow plumbing system by petrochemical studies. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 155 (3) : 263 - 284.

Petrone CM, Francalanci L, Ferrari L, Schaaf P, Conticelli S (2006) The San Pedro–Cerro Grande volcanic complex (Nayarit, México): inferences on volcanology and magma evolution. Geological Society of America Special Papers, 402 : 65 - 98.

Petrone CM, Olmi F, Braschi E, Francalanci L (2006) Mineral chemistry profile: a valuable approach to unravel magma mixing processes in the recent volcanic activity of Stromboli, Italy. Per Mineral, 75 : 277 - 292.

Ruggieri G, Petrone CM, Gianelli G, Arias A, Henriquez ET (2006) Hydrothermal alteration in the Berlin geothermal field (El Salvador): new data and discussion on the natural state of the system. Periodico di Mineralogia, 75 (2-3) : 293 - 312.

Ferrari L, Tagami T, Eguchi M, Orozco-esquivel MT, Petrone CM, Jacobo-albarrán J, López-martínez M (2005) Geology, geochronology and tectonic setting of late Cenozoic volcanism along the southwestern Gulf of Mexico: The Eastern Alkaline Province revisited. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 146 (4) : 284 - 306. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2005.02.004

Avanzinelli R, Boari E, Conticelli S, Francalanci L, Guarnieri L, Perini G, Petrone CM, Ulivi M, Tommasini S (2005) High precision Sr, Nd and Pb isotopic analyses using the new generations Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer ThemoFinnigan Tritonti. Periodico di Mineralogia, 75 (3) : 147 - 166.

Francalanci L, Avanzinelli R, Petrone CM, Santo A (2004) Petrochemical and magmatological characteristics of the Aeolian Arc volcanoes, southern Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy: inferences on shallow level processes and magma source variations. Per Mineral, 73 : 75 - 104.

Ferrari L, Petrone CM, Francalanci L, Tagami T, Eguchi M, Conticelli S, Manetti P, Venegas-salgado S (2003) Geology of the San Pedro-Ceboruco graben, western trans-mexican volcanic belt. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, 20 (3) : 165 - 181.

Petrone CM, Francalanci L, Carlson RW, Ferrari L, Conticelli S (2003) Unusual coexistence of subduction-related and intraplate-type magmatism: Sr, Nd and Pb isotope and trace element data from the magmatism of the San Pedro–Ceboruco graben (Nayarit, Mexico). Chemical Geology, 193 (1-2) : 1 - 24. doi: 10.1016/S0009-2541(02)00229-2

Ferrari L, Petrone CM, Francalanci L (2002) Reply. Geology, 30 (9) : 858 - 859.

Ferrari L, Petrone CM, Francalanci L (2002) FORUM-Reply-Generation of oceanic-island basalt-type voicanism in the western Trans-Mexican volcanic belt by slab rollback, asthenosphere infiltration, and variable flux melting: Comment and Reply. Geology, 30 (9) : 857 - 858.

Ferrari L, Petrone CM, Francalanci L (2001) Generation of oceanic-island basalt–type volcanism in the western Trans-Mexican volcanic belt by slab rollback, asthenosphere infiltration, and variable flux melting. Geology, 29 (6) : 507 - 510.

Petrone CM, Tagami T, Francalanci L, Matsumura A, Sudo M (2001) Volcanic systems in the San Pedro-Ceboruco graben(Nayarit, Mexico) in the light of new K-Ar geochronological data.. GEOCHEMICAL JOURNAL, 35 (2) : 77 - 88. doi: 10.2343/geochemj.35.77

Ferrari L, Conticelli S, Vaggelli G, Petrone CM, Manetti P (2000) Late Miocene volcanism and intra-arc tectonics during the early development of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. Tectonophysics, 318 (1-4) : 161 - 185. doi: 10.1016/S0040-1951(99)00310-8

Francalanci L, Vougioukalakis G, Eleftheriadis G, Pinarelli L, Petrone C, Manetti P, Christofides G (1998) Petrographic, chemical and isotope variations in the intracaldera post-Minoan rocks of the Santorini volcanic field, Greece. Proceedings of the second workshop, Santorini, Greece, 2 to 4 May 1996, 175 - 86.

Fyfe F, Mangler M, Prytulak J, Delgado-granados H, Petrone CM (null) The Build up to a Large Explosive Eruption 14, 000 Years ago at Popocatépetl Volcano (Mexico). Goldschmidt 2015,

Mangler M, Petrone CM, Prytulak J, Hill S, Delgado-granados H (null) Recharge, Recycle, Repeat: The Steady-State Plumbing System of Popocatépetl Volcano, Mexico. Goldschmidt 2017, 138 8 - 13 8 8

Petrone CM, Pellegrino R, Rengifo-castillo C, Delgado-granados H (null) The Ticking Eruptive Clock at Popocatépetl Volcano (Mexico): The 23-14ky Eruptive Sequence. Goldschmidt 2016,

Contributed Publications

Fyfe F, Mangler M, Prytulak J, Delgado-granados H, Petrone CM (null) The Build up to a Large Explosive Eruption 14, 000 Years ago at Popocatépetl Volcano (Mexico). Goldschmidt 2015,

Teaching and students

Courses taught

Third year: M6 Diffraction, Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
3/2008 - 3/2011.

Third year: Environmental Petrography
University of Molise, Campobasso, Campobasso, Italy
10/2006 - 12/2007.

Second year: Mineralogy and Petrography
University of Molise, Campobasso, Campobasso, Italy
10/2006 - 12/2009.

Third year: Petrography
University of Molise, Campobasso, Campobasso, Italy
10/2004 - 12/2007.

Supervision

Doctorate (PhD) Joint supervisor to Swift M
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Evaluating how animal ownership in Mexican and Chilean volcanic hazard zones influences disaster risk
King's College London, London, London, United Kingdom
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
Funding: NERC - London DTP
1/10/2016 - on going.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Fyfe F
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
What drives effusive to explosive transitions at andesitic stratovolcanoes?
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Funding: NERC Oxford DTP
1/10/2015 - on going.

Doctorate (PhD) Lead supervisor to Mangler M
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Magma hybridisation at active volcanoes
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
Imperial College London, London, London, United Kingdom
Funding: Imperial College
1/10/2015 - 30/3/2018.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Rooks E
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Evolution of the Patagonian sub-lithospheric mantle
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
Funding: NERC
1/10/2015 - 23/7/2015.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Bhanot K
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Anomalous mantle xenoliths in the Mediterranean area
Birkbeck, University of London, London, London, United Kingdom
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
1/10/2012 - on going.

Master's Co-supervisor to Braschi E
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Relationship between magmatic processes and lateral collapses at Stormboli volcano (Italy)
University of Florence, Florence, Florence, Italy

Master's Lead supervisor to RIzzo P
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Geochemical study of travertine from Isernia (Central-South Italy): genesis and paleo-climatic implications
University of Molise, Campobasso, Campobasso, Italy

Master's Lead supervisor to Faiola P
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Mineralogic and petrographic characterization of travertine from Isernia area (Central-South Italy)

Master's Lead supervisor to Miozzi F
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Geomorphological and climatic-environmental study of travertine from Isernia (Central-South Italy)
University of Molise, Campobasso, Campobasso, Italy

Bachelor's honours Co-supervisor to Neave D
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Pantelleria Island II: differentiation, degassing and eruption of pantellerites
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Bachelor's honours Co-supervisor to Dart M
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Evolution of the lithospheric mantle beneath northern Tanzania: evidence from mantle xenoliths
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Master's Lead supervisor to Allen N
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Petrology of Plinian and inter-Plinian phases at Popocatétl volcano (Central Mexico): an eruptive history of the last 5000 years
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
University College London, London, London, United Kingdom

Master's Co-supervisor to Fantozzi I
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Study of pre-eruptive magmatic processes associated with the recent activity of Kolumbo submarine volcano (Santorini, Greece) through the petro-chemical analysis of emitted products
University of Florence, Florence, Florence, Italy
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom

Master's Lead supervisor to Fyfe F
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
The build-up to a large explosive eruption 14,000 years ago at Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico)
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
Imperial College London, London, London, United Kingdom

Master's Lead supervisor to Madden-Nadeau A
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
The Pumice with Andesite: a large Plinian eruption 14,000 years ago at Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico)
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
Imperial College London, London, London, United Kingdom

Master's Co-supervisor to Hill S
Co supervisor(s): Petrone CM
Magma mixing in effusive flank eruptions at Popocatépetl voclano (mexico): a textural and chemical study of pyroxene
Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom
Imperial College London, London, London, United Kingdom

Impact and outreach

Awards

Angelo Bianchi Award, 5/9/2005.

Public Engagement

External activities

Horsham Geological Field Club, Horsham Geological Field Club, 8/2/2017

Imperial Fringe “All around the world”, 8/12/2016

New Scientist Live at Excel London, Excel London, 24/9/2016

Birkbeck Student Geological Society, Birkbeck, University of London, London, London, United Kingdom, 19/2/2016

Oxford Geology Group, Oxford Geology Group, 9/7/2015

Bracknell Forest Natural History Society, Bracknell Forest Natural History Society, 20/4/2015

Accademia Casentinese, Accademia Casentinese, 28/9/2014

London Volcano, Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom, 10/6/2014

Internal activities

Nature Live at NHM,

Science Uncovered at NHM 2013-2016, Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom,

Media

Articles

BBC News School Report, Natural History Museum experts talk about their explosive careers, 18/2/2014.

Town Daily, Volcanoes and Earthquakes at the Natural History Museum, 13/2/2014.

Sculpt The Future Foundation, A THREE-ZONE VOLCANOES AND EARTHQUAKES GALLERY – NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM IN LONDON, 1/2/2014.

Kids in Museums, Volcanoes and Earthquakes Gallery at the Natural History Museum, London, Birkett D, 31/1/2014.

BBC News School Reporters, School Reporters preview museum's new volcano gallery, 31/1/2014.

School Travel, Volcanoes and Earthquakes at the NHM, 31/1/2014.

Culture 24, Effusive eruptions at the Natural History Museum's Volcanoes and Earthquakes gallery, 30/1/2014.

The Guardian, Natural History Museum's volcanoes and earthquakes fail to move the earth, Davis N, 28/1/2014.