The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Roland Neofitu for the poster/PICO entitled:
Analysis of hiatal surfaces and the stratigraphic framework for the plume mode in the East African Rift System (EARS): Progress and Limitations (Neofitu, R.; Friedrich, A. M.)
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Roland Neofitu is a researcher at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, where he investigates the long-wavelength surface response resulting from mantle plumes with a focus on Africa. He completed his master’s degree at the LMU in 2018 working with Anke Friedrich. The poster presented at EGU 2018 was also investigated in his master thesis ‘Analysis of hiatal surfaces and the stratigraphic framework for the plume mode in the East African Rift System’. The poster describes the application of a stratigraphic framework to the surface response of the East African Rift due to the rise of the Afar plume, as well as how ‘hiatus maps’ can be made and interpreted to further study the topic.