2016 Graduate Research Award Winner: Dr. Tarsilo Girona
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology – Chris Huber research group.
Dr. Tarsilo Girona obtained his PhD in Earth Sciences, physical Volcanology, in 2015 from the Earth Observatory of Singapore – Nanyang Technological University where he later completed a research fellowship. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Geophysics from Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. Dr. Girona has published 4 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Geophysical Research. He has submitted one paper and is preparing three others for publication. He has presented at twelve conferences, including AGU in 2014, been awarded 9 grants and awards, and received four invitations to speak at several universities, including Stanford.
He works to quantify the processes that precede volcanic eruptions through theoretical and experimental studies while developing new techniques to monitor volcanic plumes and active volcanoes. Dr. Girona collaborates with government agencies which may allow his findings to be implemented for hazard mitigation. He has been nominated for the AGU Natural Hazards Graduate Award by Fidel Costa Rodriguez from the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
Congratulations to Dr. Girona, the 2016 winner of the AGU Natural Hazards Section Award for Graduate Research!