Creatures from the volcanic hellscape emerge, each more formidable from the last. Hellions that shake the very foundations of the world gather together into an unlikely alliance...

Benoit Taisne, Assistant Professor

Anna Perttu, Research Associate

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, I have also lived in Alaska and Hawaii before moving to Singapore. I'm a geophysicist with a hard rock geology background and a love for earth processes especially volcanoes. I currently work developing early warning tools with infrasound data for regional volcanic eruptions. So, really I just listen for volcanoes.

Chiou Ting Tan, Research Associate

As a little Singaporean kid in 1991, I was completely awed watching an eruption of a volcano in a faraway land (read:Pinatubo) on television and seeing its ash land on my window sill at the same time. The rest is history. As an adult, it still humbles me to know how weak humans actually are against the power of nature. Hence, I like to contribute what little I can by researching on improving real-time volcano-seismic monitoring. Currently, I'm working on tracking magma migration through seismic amplitude ratios, as well as looking for precursory frequency changes in seismicity using self-organising maps.

David Whilldin, Research Associate

Dini Nurfiani, PhD Student

Dorianne Tailpied, Research Fellow

Fabio Manta, PhD Student

My background is mainly geology with a pinch of computer programming. This combination, provide me the right tools to study the behaviour of volcanoes and modelling their interior. I also like building stuff, and the lab environment in which I work, offers me the opportunity to be creative and build robots and electronics that help me during the experiments (Nothig compared to JARVIS in Iron Man, that was cool stuff!!).

Lauriane Chardot, Research Fellow

I have been wanting to work on volcanoes for as long as I can remember. At first, it was because of the wonderful pictures I saw from the 1980 Mt St Helens eruption that I found fascinating. Then I realised I was not that bad at science, so that I could actually make my dream come true. I did my undergrad and graduate studies in geophysics at the EOST (Strasbourg, France) where I gained a very good understanding of theoretical and applied geophysics. I started using this knowledge during my MSc project in New Zealand which aimed at studying deformation signals in hydrothermal system environments. For my PhD, I decided to extend this approach to other techniques and I used seismic, magnetic, gravity, and a modelling approach to study unrest and eruption precursors at White Island volcano (NZ). It was all about making the most of the limited data that we had. This approach is very useful in my new job at EOS, where I am actually a Research Fellow (postdoc) in the Lab Volcanoes project. Here, I am trying to make the most of the data we have for Mayon (Philippines), Marapi, Gede and Salak (Indonesia) in order to develop eruption forecasting algorithms.

Steve Pansino, PhD Student

I'm an engineer-turned-volcanologist. I like to work on analogue experiments, which lets me play in the laboratory and do fun experiments. Like everyone else in our group, I have some experience with programming, to allow me to better analyze my work.