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Penny Wieser

Penny Wieser

Research Student

Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 333482


2013-2017 - Undergraduate Masters in Earth Sciences, Worcester College, University of Oxford

Specialized in Igneous Petrology and Geochemistry. Masters Project investigating the origin of geochemical variations in the SVZ using whole rock major, trace and isotope data, alongside olivine chemistry from Don Casimiro, and monogenetic cones from the Argentinian rear-arc. In prep for publication. 

2016- Research Internship, University of Cambridge (6wks)

Investigating optimum run conditions for LAICPMS analysis of olivine

2017 -Research Assistant (4wks)

Preparation of olivine, pyroxene and glass for noble gas analysis

2017- PhD student investigating "Crystal Cargoes of High Fountaining Eruptions, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii"

Research Interests

I am interested in using geochemistry and petrology to investigate controls on eruption style and volcanic plumbing. My PhD focuses on high fountaining eruptions at Kilauea, Hawaii, and in particular, the relationship between the crystal cargoes of magma erupted at the summit reservoir, and eruptions further down the rift zones. I am also interested in investigating how variations in source composition may control eruption style. 


  • Magma mixing and ascent
  • Volcanology
  • Igneous petrology

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