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People

Andrew Greenwood

Role: 
Lead Proponent, Applied geophysics
Short CV: 

Andrew Greenwood earned his PhD degree in 2013 from the Western Australia School of Mines at Curtin University, Australia, and since 2019 is Senior Lecturer of Borehole Geophysics at Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria. Andrew previously worked in development of autonomous wireline logging tools for diamond drilling and characterising fracture networks in crystalline rocks from borehole geophysical methods. Andrew’s current research focus is on the origins of seismic reflectivity and imaging steeply dipping structure in crystalline environments from borehole seismic methods.

György Hetényi

Role: 
Lead Proponent, Geophysics and Geodynamics
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György Hetényi earned his PhD degree in 2007 at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France, and since 2015 is professor of geophysics at the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His research focuses on orogenic processes: the internal structure of mountain belts imaged by passive seismology and gravimetry, as well as physical and chemical processes taking place on timescales ranging from earthquakes to tectonics and metamorphism. György was/is active in several international, collaborative projects focusing on the Himalayas and the Alps.

Othmar Müntener

Role: 
Lead Proponent, Chair of PSC, Petrology and Geochemistry
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Othmar Müntener is a Professor of Petrology at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). He received his PhD (1997) from ETH Zürich. He joined the faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences in Lausanne in 2006, after research stays at MIT, WHOI, Neuchâtel and Bern. He is a petrologist by training combining field studies, geochemistry, and experimental petrology. He is interested in magmatic aspects of geological processes, from melt production in the mantle to emplacement in the crust. He conducts field work in the Alps, Patagonia and the Himalayas, with a focus on subduction-related magmatic arcs and the evolution of continental crust and ocean-continent transitions. His current interest is in timescales of felsic plutonic systems.

Mattia Pistone

Role: 
Lead Proponent, Vice Chair of PSC, Rock Rheology and Structures
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Mattia Pistone obtained a PhD in Earth Science at ETH-Zurich (Switzerland) after completing research in multiphase magma rheology. He conducted postdoctoral research on magma mixing at the University of Bristol (UK) and on magma differentiation in the Western Aleutians at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC, USA). He was a Maître Assistant (Lecturer) at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) where he explored fluid transport in the Ivrea-Verbano Zone. He is currently Assistant Professor in Petrology and Volcanology and director of MAGMA MIA Lab at the University of Georgia (USA). He is an enthusiastic researcher who uses a combination of experimental, analytical, and field-based approaches to investigate multiphase magma mechanics, eruption dynamics, and volatile cycles in the Earth’s interior.

Alberto Zanetti

Role: 
Lead Proponent, Research Liaison in Italy, Permitting and Outreach, Mantle and Crust Geochemistry
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Alberto Zanetti is Research Director of the National Research Council at the Pavia branch of the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources. He received his research doctorate in 1994 at the University of Pavia (Italy), and has always carried out research and analytical development at the geochemical microanalysis laboratories of the CNR of Pavia, holding both CNR and university researcher positions. His research is mainly focused on the geochemical and petrological characterization of the production and migration processes of mantle melts, with particular focus on their emplacement at both mantle and crustal levels. These studies are aimed at understanding elementary and isotopic cycles on a geological scale. The research activity has seen the Ivrea-Verbano zone as a privileged area of research since the early 90s. However, research has been carried out to define the processes of mantle evolution and the interplay with the crust in practically every terrestrial geodynamic environment.

Luca Ziberna

Role: 
Lead Proponent, Petrology, Outreach
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Luca Ziberna is Researcher in Petrology and Petrography at the Department of Mathematics and Geosciences, University of Trieste, Italy, since January 2019. He was previously a post-doctoral researcher at the Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, Germany and at the School of Earth Science, University of Bristol, UK. Luca's research interests include thermodynamic modelling and thermobarometry of igneous cumulates, mantle rocks and basaltic magmas, mineralogy and petrology of the crust-mantle transition zone, and cutting-edge techniques to measure the oxidation state of iron in crust and mantle minerals.

Other co-proponents

Name Surname Affiliation Expertise
Virginia Toy Institut für Geowissenschaften Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, DE Structural Geology
Daniela Rubatto University of Bern, Institute of Geological Sciences, CH Geochronology and Geochemistry
Silvia Pondrelli Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione di Bologna, IT Geophysics
Benoit Petri Université de Strasbourg, Institut Terre et Environnement de Strasbourg, FR Petrology and Structural Geology
Adele Manzella Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse, IT Geothermics and Heat Flow
Klaus Holliger Unviersity of Lausannne, Institute of Earth Sciences, CH Geophysics
Jörg Hermann University of Bern, Institute of Geological Sciences, CH Petrology
Bjarne Almqvist University of Uppsala, Department of Earth Sciences Geophysics
Matthew O. Schrenk Michigan State University, College of Natural Science, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, US Microbiology
Lotta Purkamo Geological Survey of Finland, FI Microbiology
Donato Giovannelli Università di Napoli, Dipartimento di Biologia, IT Microbiology
Sandra Piazolo University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment, UK Structural Geology
Maurizio Mazzucchelli Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Geologiche, IT Petrology
Alba Simona Zappone Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Department of Earth Sciences, Geological Institute, CH Rock Physics
Peter Ulmer Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Department of Earth Sciences, Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology, CH Petrology
Cody Sheik University of Minnesota Duluth, Department of Biology and the Large Lakes Observatory, Duluth, Minnesota, US Microbiology
Michael H. Weber German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section 2.2, Geophysical Deep Sounding, DE Geophysics
Riccardo Tribuzio Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e dell' Ambiente, IT Geochemistry and Petrology
Andrew J. Smye Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geosciences, US Petrology
Urs Schaltegger Universite de Geneve, Sciences de la Terre, CH Geochronology and Geochemistry
Simona Pierdominici Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section 4.2, Geomechanics and Scientific Drilling, DE Downhole logging
Benoit Petri Université de Strasbourg, Institut Terre et Environnement de Strasbourg, FR Petrology and Structural Geology
Antonio Langone Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse, IT Metamorphic petrology
Priyank Jaiswal Oklahoma State University, Boone Pickens School of Geology, US Geophysics
Shuyun Cao China University of Geoscience, Wuhan, CN Structural Geology
Pierre Bouilhol Université de Lorraine, Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques, et Géochimiques, Nancy, FR Petrology