GMPV Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology
The 2016 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Stephan Kolzenburg for the poster/PICO entitled:
The non-isothermal rheology of low viscosity magmas. (Kolzenburg, S.; Giordano, D.; Dingwell, D.B.)
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Stephan Kolzenburg is a PhD candidate at the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Torino, Italy. He is developing his research in close collaboration with the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Section for Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany. He is working to decipher volcanological processes related to magma and lava generation, flow and fragmentation using a combined approach involving experimental, remote sensing and field investigations. His doctoral studies focus on the rheology of natural melts, lavas and magmas. In particular, his research focuses on the in-situ measurement of the rheologic and thermal evolution of natural, low viscosity lavas under non-isothermal conditions at ambient pressures and magmatic temperatures. He is also studying the generation and evolution of permeability in magmas and volcanic rocks.
The awarded poster presents the first systematic study of the non-isothermal rheology of low viscosity magmas as a function of cooling-rate, shear-rate and composition.