Olga BERGAL-KUVIKAS

Research:

Olga’s research interests are focused upon using high precision geochemical data from trace elements and isotopic ratios and numerical modelling, to investigate controls upon magma genesis and differentiation. These processes are controlled by a number of factors including but not limited to: tectonic setting, mantle sources and melting, the variability of subduction components, and crustal processes such as fractionation, assimilation, and magma mixing.

Her research at EOS is focused upon large caldera forming eruptions within South East Asia. These large eruptions have the potential to alter global climate and are a major hazard to SE Asian populations.  In a collaboration between EOS and the Meteorological Service of Singapore her research will assess how many times volcanic ash reached Singapore in the past, allowing subsequent assessment of the health and economic risks facing Singapore in the future.

Olga obtained her BSc degree in Mining Engineering from Kamchatka State University (Russia) in 2010 while working as a research assistant for Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in Kamchatka. She completed her MSc and PhD in Natural Sciences at Hokkaido University (Japan).

During her PhD she specialized in geochemistry and petrology. Her thesis focused on the origins of primary magma within the Kuril-Kamchatka Island arc system. During her PhD she spent time working at GEOMAR (Germany), the Russian Geological Institute in Moscow, and University of Alaska Fairbanks (USA)

Her work has been recognized and awarded with international scholarships from Russian Academy of Science, the Japanese Government and UNESCO.

She can be found on ResearchGate here.