Fabio Manta is a former Structural Geologist. In 2014 he moved to Singapore where he began his PhD at the Earth Observatory of Singapore in Geophysics applied to volcanology. The main subject of his work is the modelling of ground deformation related to explosive eruptions with the final goal of predicting the size and the intensity of future events. To this end, he applied both numerical approaches such as Finite element Method and analogue modelling by making gelatin models in the lab. Thanks to a collaboration developed with Prof Giovanni Occhipinti at IPGP he gained knowledge on GPS data analysis and ionospheric monitoring to introduce an alternative methodology for volcanic unrest-detection and tsunami risk estimation. Fabio's objective, after his PhD defense, is to continue to work on Ionospheric Seismology as post-doc at the IPGP.
10 Oct 2019