Senior Researchers

Dr Glyn Williams-Jones
Dr. Glyn Williams-Jones
Professor & Co-Director, Centre for Natural Hazards Research
Education: B.Sc. Hons., Montréal, 1994; M.Sc., Montréal, 1997; Ph.D., Open University, 2001.
Interests: Physical volcanology, Applied geophysics & geochemistry, processes controlling persistent volcanism, Remote sensing
 
Dr Nathalie Vigouroux
Dr. Nathalie Vigouroux
SFU Adjunct Professor & Instructor, Douglas College
Education: B.Sc. Hons., McGill, 2003; M.Sc., Oregon, 2006; Ph.D., SFU, 2011.
Interests: Physical volcanology, geochemistry of volatiles
 
Dr Jeff Witter
Dr. Jeff Witter
SFU Adjunct Professor & Principal Geoscientist, Innovate Geothermal Ltd.
Education: A.B., Occidental College, 1992; M.Sc., Hawaii Manoa, 1997; Ph.D., Washington, 2003.
Interests: Physical volcanology, geothermal systems, geochemistry of volatiles, geophysics
 
Dr. Yannick Le Moigne
Dr. Yannick Le Moigne
SFU Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: B.Sc., Bretagne Occidentale, 2013; M.Sc., Orléans, 2015.; Ph.D., SFU, 2020.
Interests: Physical volcanology, geochemistry, lava flow dynamics
 
Dr. Rebecca Pearce
Dr. Rebecca Pearce
SFU Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: B.Sc., M.Sc., UCL, 2015; Ph.D., UCL, 2019.
Interests: Mineral & energy esources, geophysics, volcanology
 
Dr. Braden Walsh
Dr. Braden Walsh
SFU Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: A.B., University of Nevada, Reno, 2011; M.Sc., Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, 2013; Ph.D., Massey University, 2017.
Interests: Volcanology, geophysics, real-time location of hazard source
 

 


Undergraduate & Graduate Students

Ms Sarah Aufrere
Ms Sarah Aufrère
Ph.D. student, 2020 -
Education: B.Sc., Grenoble Alpes, 2019; M.Sc., Bristol, 2020.
Project: "Magma residence time of volcanoes in the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt"
Co-supervised wtih Dr. Séverine Moune, Université Clermont Auvergne
Mr Juan Anzieta
Mr Juan Anzieta
Ph.D. student, 2019 -
Education: B.Sc., Escuela Politécnica Nacional, 2013; M.Sc., San Francisco de Quito, 2017.
Project: "Deep learning approaches for assessment of multi-temporal, -spatial and -modal data in a Canadian Natural Hazards Data portal
Ms Antonina Calahorrano
Ms Antonina Calahorrano
Ph.D. student, 2019 -
Education: B.Sc., San Francisco de Quito, 2015; M.Sc., SFU, 2019.
Project: "3D geophysical imaging of the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt, BC, Canada
Mr Ben Coughlan
Mr Ben Coughlan
M.Sc. student, 2021 -
Co-supervised with Prof. Doug Stead, Engineering Geology & Geotechnics Resource Research Group
Education: B.Sc. Hons., Memorial, 2017
Project: "Hazard Assessment of The Stawamus Chief & The Barrier using a combined Remote Sensing-Numerical Modelling Approach
Mr Mahmud Muhammad
Mr Mahmud Muhammad
Ph.D. student, 2019 -
Co-supervised with Prof. Doug Stead, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Research Group
Education: B.Sc., Salahaddin, 2010; M.Sc., Nevada Las Vegas, 2016.
Project: "Remote sensing & geotechnical modelling of of the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt, BC, Canada
Ms Yu Yen Pan
Ms Yu Yen Pan
Ph.D. student, 2020 -
Education: B.Sc., National Taiwan, 2016; M.Sc., National Taiwan, 2019.
Project: "Effective Natural hazards communication in the Canadian context."
Co-supervised wtih Dr. Eileen Van der Flier-Keller, SFU
Mr Tryggvi Unnsteinsson
Mr Tryggvi Unnsteinsson
M.Sc. student, 2019 -
Co-supervised with Prof. Gwenn Flowers, Glaciology Research Group
Education: B.Sc. Hons., Iceland, 2018
Project: "Volcano-glacier dynamics of the Mt Meager Volcanic complexe, BC, Canada

 


Former Visiting Faculty

Dr Séverine Moune
Dr. Séverine Moune
Physicien-Adjoint, Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Université Clermont Auvergne
Education: B.Sc., Paul Sabatier, 2000; M.Sc., Blaise Pascal, 2002; Ph.D., Blaise Pascal, 2005.
Interests: Physical volcanology, volcanic gas geochemistry (volatiles and trace elemets)
Dr. Kirstie Simpson
Dr. Kirstie Simpson
Education: B.Sc. Hons., UBC, 1996; Ph.D., Tasmania, 2001.
Interests: Applied physical volcanology in modern and ancient volcanic successions, facies analyses of mineralised volcanic successions and hydrothermal breccia complexes, volcanic hazard assessments

 


Former Students

Dr. Elske de Zeeuw-van Dalfsen
Dr. Elske de Zeeuw-van Dalfsen
Education: B.Sc. Hons., M.Sc., Vrije Universiteit, 2000, Ph.D., Open University, 2005.
Project: A geophysical study of volcanic processes at a persistently active volcano and at two calderas in a state of unrest.
Currently: Volcanologist with the Dept. Seismology and Acoustics, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute.
Ms Megan Dewit
Ms Megan Dewit
Education: B.Sc. Hons., SFU, 2015; M.Sc., SFU, 2020.
Project: Applications of terrestrial LiDAR, infrared thermography, and photogrammetry for mapping volcanic rocks in southern BC
Currently: Exploration geologist, BC, Canada.
Dr. Nicolas Fournier
Dr. Nicolas Fournier
Education: B.Sc. Hons., Blaise Pascal, 1998; M.Sc., Blaise Pascal, 2000, Ph.D., Open University, 2003.
Project: Shallow volcanic processes at persistently active volcanoes: multidisciplinary study at Poás volcano, Costa Rica.
Currently: Senior Volcano Geophysicist & Department Head of Volcanology with the Wairakei Research Centre, GNS Science in New Zealand.
Ms. Mika Gousgouni
Ms. Mika Gousgouni
Education: M.Sc., Athens, 2014.
Project: A comprehensive GIS for Mt. Meager, Canada and Santorini, Greece.
Currently: Network engineer with AT&T, Czech Republic.
Ms. Elise Harrington
Ms. Elise Harrington
Education: B.Sc., SFU, 2016; M.Sc., Western, 2018.
Project: Thermorheological Modeling of Venusian Canali.
Currently: Ph.D. student in the Centre for Earth Evolution & Dynamics, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway.
Ms. Patricia MacQueen
Ms. Patricia MacQueen
Education: B.Sc., Oregon, 2011; M.Sc., SFU, 2013.
Project: Potential field studies of the shallow plumbing systems of two polygenetic cinder cones.
Currently: Ph.D. student in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University, New York, USA.
Dr. Guillaume Mauri
Dr. Guillaume Mauri
Education: B.Sc. Hons., Clermont-Ferrand II, 2003; M.Sc., Clermont-Ferrand II, 2005; Ph.D., SFU, 2010.
Project: Multi-scale analysis of multiparameter geophysical and geochemical data from active volcanic systems.
Currently: Geophysicist, Neuchâtel, Swizterland.
Dr. Craig Miller
Dr. Craig Miller
Education: B.Sc. Hons, Auckland, 1995; M.Sc., Auckland, 1996; Ph.D., SFU, 2017.
Project: Volcanic architecture and unrest processes: Insights from static and time-varying potential field models.
Currently: Volcano geophysicist with the Wairakei Research Centre, GNS Science in New Zealand.
Dr. Patricia Nadeau
Dr. Patricia Nadeau
Education: B.Sc. Hons., McGill, 2004; M.Sc., SFU, 2006; Ph.D., Michigan Tech., 2011.
Project: A Multi-Parameter Investigation of Volcanic Plume Behavior and Resultant Environmental Impact at a Persistently Degassing Volcano, Masaya, Nicaragua.
Currently: Research geochemist with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, U.S. Geological Survey.
Ms Jolane Sorge
Ms Jolane Sorge
Education: B.Sc., Calgary, 2004; M.Sc., SFU, 2011.
Project: Characterizing volcanic behaviour using thermal remote sensing and other time series data, 2000-2009, Volcán de Colima, Mexico.
Currently: Professionel geologist with the Government of New Brunswick, Canada.
Dr Swetha Venugopal
Dr Swetha Venugopal
Education: B.Sc. Hons., SFU, 2013; M.Sc., Clermont Auvergne, 2015; Ph.D., SFU, 2019.
Project: Magmatic sources to volcanic gas emissions: Insight from the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt, Western Canada.
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University, New York, USA.
Ms Rachel Warwick
Ms Rachel Warwick
Education: B.Sc., SFU, 2017; M.Sc., SFU, 2020.
Project: A comprehensive volcanic hazard assessment for Mount Meager Volcanic Complex, B.C.
Currently: Consulting geologist, BC
Dr Jeffrey Zurek
Dr. Jeffrey Zurek
Education: B.Sc., UVic., 2007; M.Sc., SFU, 2010; Ph.D., SFU, 2016.
Project: Multidisciplinary Investigation of the Evolution of Persistently Active Basaltic Volcanoes.
Currently: Senior geophysicist, Initial Exploration Services, BC