I am a postdoctoral scholar of the Department of Earth Science at Rice University, Texas, working with Helge Gonnermann. I'm also actually invited researcher at the Earth and Environmental Sciences department at University of Michigan, Michigan.

I'm currently studying magma degassing during volcanic eruptions and how  this degassing controls the dynamics of volcanic eruptions. 

My research involves the study of water diffusion in volcanic glass, the collection and textural and chemical analyses of volcanic samples, and the numerical modeling of degassing processes and magma ascent in the conduit during explosive eruptions.

In the previous years, I also studied the formation and propagation of tsunamis triggered by volcanic debris avalanches, using an approach by numerical modeling.

My research necessites the use of different approaches, methods and tools.

© Thomas Giachetti 2013