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Dr Aleksandra (Ola) Zawalna-Geer

Project Administrator / Research Fellow


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I am a Volcanologist and Geochemist. Currently working as a NERC-funded Daphne Jackson Fellow at the Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter in Cornwall. My project is subjected in geochemical and petrological classification of magma storage and dynamics at Sakurajima volcano, Japan. The aim of my research is to integrate  geophysical and geochemical data in a Finite Element modelling framework to distinguish the monitoring signals  expected prior to different styles and sizes of eruption, to help improve volcanic eruption forecasting. The results of this research will be applicable to studies of other volcanoes and will have cross-disciplinary significance.


I am also a part-time project administrator supporting Prof. Lars Johanning at the Renewable Energy Group at the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences of University of Exeter. My duties involve administrative and financial management of the Offshore Renewable Energy projects. I manage the UK-CHN ORE website and am involved in organising international meetings.



2013 - 2016 ERCL Ltd., a Getech Group Company - Petroleum Geochemist and Basin Modeller

2009 - 2013 University of Auckland, New Zealand - PhD in Tephrochronology and Igneous geochemistry (partly funded by DEVORA), tutor assistant, research assistant in Epithermal Gold Deposits project with Prof. Jeff Mauk

2006 - 2009 Gap years - work& travel in USA, exploring volcanoes and diving in Indonesia, trekking to Mt Everest base camp in Nepal, road trip around Australia and New Zealand

2005 - 2006 University of Szczecin, Poland - Master in Marine Geography, Geophysical investigation of lacustrine sediments

2001 - 2006 University of Szczecin, Poland - Undegraduate studies in Marine Geography with a specialisation in Geology