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Prof Peter Kokelaar MSc PhD FGS

George Herdman Professor of Geology School of Environmental Sciences

Biography

Personal Statement

I am primarily interested in understanding volcanic processes, especially those of explosive eruptions, catastrophic geophysical flows and caldera collapse. I study modern and ancient volcanoes, including those in marine settings. Although essentially a field geologist, I have recently developed an experimental facility to study self-organizing granular avalanches and their runout behaviour. This is used by Year 4 MESci students for research projects.

Personal Distinctions

  • Murchison Medal (The Geological Society 2013)

Administrative Roles

  • Admin sabbatical!

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