Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

Meet the GMPV Early Career Scientists group!

Meet the GMPV Early Career Scientists group!

2023 has been a year of big changes in the GMPV Division, with our new President Holly J. Stein, and in the GMPV Early Career Scientists (ECS) Committee, with new ECS Representative, Blog in Chief Editor and Chief organizer of the Campfires! First of all, we would like to thank Giulia Consuma for her amazing work as ECS Representative of our division for the years GA/2022-2023 and as Campires organizer! Also thanks to Franzi Keller for running the blog team in these years with great results in terms of outreach and topics published in the blog, and Francesco Giuntoli for being our short courses organizer during these years!

With the new changes inside our team, we are currently 17 members, but we are always ready to welcome new people. If you want to be part of the team, contact us on our social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) or drop an email at!

Now, let’s meet the new team! And be ready to follow us and our new blog and social media series in the next future!

  • Simona Gabrielli – GMPV ECS Representative

Simona – GMPV ECS Representative

Hello everyone! I’m Simona, a postdoc at INGV in Rome, working on tomographic imaging in volcanic and tectonic settings, looking for magmatic chambers and/or fluid-fault interactions. As the ECS GMPV Representative, I would like to increase the visibility of our community, with the help of social media. I would also like to improve the collaboration with other divisions, with seminars and blog posts on common topics. When I’m not looking at seismograms, I annoy my neighbours by singing musical theatre songs with my two cockatiels and relaxing by doing yoga. If you want to join the committee, you can contact me at, or you can find me on Twitter (@geosimo27) and Instagram (@simo.gab).


GMPV Social Media Team

  • Jesse Walters – Twitter Manager

Jesse – Twitter manager

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. My research focuses on redox processes in orogenic systems, with a particular focus on the mobilization of volatile, chalcophile, and siderophile elements in subducted oceanic and continental crust. A large part of my research also involves quantifying the conditions and timing of metamorphism through coupled thermobarometric and petrochronologic studies. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, board games, playing guitar, trying new foods, and going to metal concerts. Please feel free to contact me at or on Twitter/Instagram @thegeojesse.


  • Luisa Chavarrìa – Facebook Manager

Luisa – Facebook manager

Hola! I’m Luisa. I’m a second year PhD student in Earth Sciences at Michigan State University (USA) focusing on mineralogy.  I am interested in studying the physical properties of minerals under high pressures and temperatures inside the Earth and other planets. In my current research, I am investigating the mechanism of Na-incorporation in (Mg, Fe)O ferropericlase/magnesiowüstite to track sodium in the Earth’s deep mantle. Previously, I have worked with shocked meteorites and mineral chemistry and thermobarometry of igneous rocks. When I am not working in research or studying, I enjoy swimming, doing yoga, watching movies and shows, and reading. I like science communication and would love to hear about your interests or ideas for communicating your science or scientific events and opportunities. You can get in touch with me via the GMPV Facebook page or  email me at


  • Anne Sturm  – Instagram manager

Anne – Instagram manager

Hello everyone, I’m Anne, a 2nd year PhD student at Heidelberg University, Germany. My project focuses on crustal xenoliths of the Eifel volcanic field, which consists of hundreds of maars, scoria cones and lava flows of mostly Quaternary age. There are two main aims: Firstly, I work on the crustal story, determine steps of crustal formation and intra-crustal magmatic events by doing petrology, geochemistry and zircon geochronology. Secondly, I aim to get precise eruption ages for the Quaternary volcanoes, which are often poorly constrained. To do so, I recently moved to Australia for a research stay at Curtin University, Perth, to do(U-Th)/He geochronology. When I’m not in the lab or doing fieldwork, I enjoy lots of outdoor sports (like climbing, hiking or mountain biking), or relax by listening to rock music or cooking! If you want to get in touch or have anything to share on social media, contact me via Instagram (@egu_gmpv) or email (


GMPV Campfires Team / Future Career / Short Courses

  • Marine Boulanger – chief organizer of GMPV Campfires

Marine – Campfires Chief organizer

Hi everyone! I am a postdoc at Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans in Clermont-Ferrand, the very middle-earth of France. I study the impact of melt migration processes on the type, location, and kinetics of magmatic processes leading to the evolution of crustal reservoirs, with a particular focus on crystal-melt interactions in mush environments. When I am not looking at rocks or in the experimental petrology lab, I enjoy a good hike or run, lots of movies and music too, and traveling around (especially wherever I can try new culinary specialties). You can find me on twitter (@marinebou_FR) and contact me by email too (



  • Fernanda Torres – GMPV Campfires co-organizer

Fernanda – Campfires organizer

Hello everyone! I’m a first-year PhD student at Ruhr Universität Bochum. I am interested in applying a cross-disciplinary approach where methods, data, and concepts encompass various subdiscliplines. My research lies in investigating the role of mafic and ultramafic rocks in crustal growth within Precambrian and Phanerozoic orogenic settings. My Ph.D. project aims to investigate the petrogenetic processes related to the formation of the Archean Tonalite-Trondhjemite-Granodiorite suites. In particular, my project focuses on characterizing the role and source of water during partial melting. When I’m not clung to my computer or in the lab, I like to go climbing, hiking, playing video games, wandering around and drinking a good pint of craft beer. And, if possible, travel somewhere. If you want to give a talk at the campfires, just get in touch or if you just want to have a chat about TTGs or Archean rocks, you can reach me via mail ( or Twitter (@Fernanda_TTG).


  • Eric Newland –  GMPV Campfires co-organiser

Eric – Campfires organizer

Hi everyone, I’m a 3rd year PhD student at the University of Cambridge studying the fluid dynamics of submarine volcanic eruptions. I use a combination of analogue experiments in flow tanks and simple integral models to understand the controls on the dispersal of pyroclasts from explosive eruptions in the deep-submarine environment. In my spare time, I am trying to convert a VW T4 van into something that resembles a campervan and enjoy making electronic music. Please feel free to get in touch via email at for any information on EGU Campfires or if you just fancy a chat about submarine volcanism!


  • Marco Knüver – GMPV Campfires Co-organiser

Marco – Campfires organizer

Hi everyone! I’m a post-doc researcher in volcanology/experimental petrology at the University of Bari. My research topic is the short-term (pre-/syn-eruptive) interaction of magma and carbonate-bearing wall-rocks and how it influences the eruption dynamics. This is a process that for example happens at Merapi (Indonesia) or Vesuvius (Italy). Within the GMPV ECS Team I will be co-organising the Campfire talks and seminars. Besides science and especially volcanology, I love spending time at concerts and music festivals, cooking, doing sports or hiking. If you want to give a talk at the campfires or just get in touch, you can reach me via Mail ( or Twitter (@MarcoVolc).


  • Jacqueline Grech Licari – GMPV Campfires co-organiser

Jacqueline – Campfires organizer

Hi everyone! I’m a Maltese student currently reading for a Master’s degree in Geology at the University of Iceland, specializing in physical volcanology and geochemistry. My research project investigates the temporal evolution of shallow conduit processes during the phreatomagmatic episodes of the 1211AD Younger Stampar Eruption in SW Iceland via textural and geochemical analyses. Outside of my studies, I enjoy reading, hiking, travelling, playing badminton and trying all sorts of outdoor activities. I joined the GMPV community as I love networking and communicating science and there is no better way to do that than through the GMPV Campfires! I look forward to meeting you all. Please get in touch either via email ( or via Twitter (@GrechLicari).


  • Giulia Consuma – GMPV Campfires co-organiser

Giulia – Campfires organizer

Hello! I’m Giulia and I’m a research fellow at the University of Western Australia. I’m a petrologist and geochemist with interests revolving around the mobility of volatiles in magmatic, metamorphic, and hydrothermal systems.  Currently, I am focusing on using apatite included in zircon to understand the evolution of volatiles in arc magmas, with implications for the formation of ore deposits. In 2021-2023, I have served as the GMPV ECS representative and since 2023 I am the Union ECS secretary and GMPV Science Officer. Being involved in the ECS Connectivity Working Group, I will serve as intermediary among Divisions for the organization of the GMPV Campfires. Outside work, you’ll often find me lost in the pages of a good book, exploring new destinations and cultures, tuning into podcasts or – when I get the chance to go back to Europe –  venturing into the mountains with my dog. Get in touch through or via Twitter @GConsuma.


  • Veronica Peverelli – Future Careers and Short Courses / GMPV Campfires co-organiser

Veronica – Future Careers/Short courses and Campfires organizer

Hi everyone! I am a postdoc at University of Bologna (Italy). I am a geochemist and petrologist, and I am currently using U-Pb geochronology to date the production of CH4-bearing fluids in subduction zones. I am interested in the role of fluids in petrological processes and the deep volatile cycle, and I particularly enjoy working with high-initial Pb U-Pb geochronometers and isotope systems that allow us to trace fluids. I am a strong supporter of mental health awareness, equal opportunities and representation in science. I enjoy hiking, baking, reading books, travelling, and spending time with cats. Twitter: @VeronicaPeve



GMPV Blog Team 

  • Inês Pereira – Chief Blog Editor

Inês – Blog Editor in Chief

Olá! I am Inês and I am currently a FCT CEEC Researcher at the University of Coimbra (Portugal). I combine different tools and disciplines to study the evolution of plate tectonics through time. I mostly focus on the metamorphic record through the study of detrital grains from (meta)sedimentary rocks. I combine trace element geochemistry, geochronology and experimental petrology to test and bring new constraints to petrogeochemical tools that may enable us to probe the Precambrian geological record. A big part of me as a professional is to serve the community in any way possible (e.g. see an initiative I am co-promoting with the Portuguese Geologist Association, including organising professional/academic events and outreach (e.g. I co-manage a platform called “Sm-Ar-Te-F-O-Ne: They all come from rocks” – in portuguese). In my spare time I like to read books. I am currently dipping my fingers in the French classics. If not that, I try to go on hikes as much as possible. Find me on twitter (@kimberlite_8).


  • Franzi Keller – Blog Editor

Franziska – Chief Blog editor

Hola together! I’m Franzi, a 3rd year PhD student in magmatic petrology/ volcanology at ETH Zürich in Switzerland. My research mainly focuses on the understanding of long-term petrological cycles in silicic systems in Japan. When I’m not in the lab or bound to my PC desperately trying to understand my data, I enjoy hiking or snowboarding in the beautiful Swiss Alps just right in front of my doorstep. Alternatively, I love exploring new places and trying out new things in general. As editor of the GMPV blog I’m aiming to not only make a balance between the different GMPV spheres, but also to raise awareness of some inequalities still prevailing in our disciplines. If you are interested in writing a blog post or have cool ideas, you can contact me any time via mail ( ) or twitter (@FranziKeller_).


  • Elliot Carter – Blog Editor

Elliot – Blog Editor

Hi everyone! I’m a postdoc at Trinity College Dublin, working on the geochemistry of basalts from the North Atlantic Igneous Province to understand what’s going on in the mantle during the initiation of this and other large igneous provinces. I’m also very interested in volatiles and fluid-rock interactions in mafic and ultramafic systems. When I’m not smashing up rocks, I’m happiest cycling around and drinking strange beers. You can find me on twitter @elliotjcarter




  • Alessandro Musu – Blog Editor

Alessandro – Blog Editor

Hi Everyone, I am Alessandro, I am a 3rd year PhD student in Petrology and Volcanology at the University of Geneva. My research focuses on understanding the link between deep magmatic processes and zoning patterns in minerals through both experimental and statistical approaches. I’m very passionate about volcanoes and outreach and I’ve recently been enjoying making a podcast about volcanoes @volcano_watch! More in general, When I’m not melting rocks, I like to listen to and compose music, cook but also and above all eat, go hiking and occasionally climb a bit and last but certainly not least share a good glass of beer with other people. You can find me on twitter (@MusuAlessandro) or via email (


  • Elisabetta Billotta – Blog Editor

Elisabetta – Blog editor

Hi everyone, I’m Elisabetta, I’m a PhD student in volcanology at the University of Bari Aldo – Moro. With my PhD project I am involved in studying the distribution and propagation of tephra in the Mediterranean area following large explosive eruptions and building probabilistic maps and important catalogs for identifying the areas most exposed to risk from the point of view of protection. civil. I have chosen this field of study and research because I love to travel, discover new places, go trekking and because where there is a volcano the landscape is always more beautiful! I am passionate about sports in fact I have been training and playing volleyball all my life, I love going out, drinking a good glass of wine, never standing still. And last but not least, I’m a real fan of the Harry Potter world and the Marvel world! For anything you can contact me by email ( or on twitter (@EBillotta).


  • Piyal Halder-Blog Editor

Piyal – Blog editor

Hello everyone!! I am Piyal Halder from India. At present, I am working as a Junior Research Fellow of the Ministry of Earth Sciences in Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, and pursuing Ph.D. from AcSIR, Ghaziabad. My research work mainly deals with the Geochemical, Mineralogical, and Tectonic aspects of fluid-rock interaction at the shallow crustal level in the Koyna Seismogenic Region, Maharashtra, India, which has been identified as a significant site of Reservoir Triggered Seismicity. I am interested in working in geochemistry-tectonic interaction, clay mineralogy as well as weathering geochemistry. Apart from my Ph.D. research, I am also involved in a non-funded project on weathering geochemistry of Deccan Red Bole, India. Besides dealing with the spatula, vials, conical flask, centrifuge tubes, acids, chemicals, etc., I love to read books, especially detective stories. I am a hardcore food lover. Not only testing foods but also cooking them in my own style is one of my hobbies. Find me on Twitter @PIYAL_HALDER_ as well as my mail id,

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Simona Gabrielli is a geophysicist working on attenuation tomography and surficial geology interactions in volcanic settings (e.g. Mount St. Helens)

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