Post Graduate Research

We have been working with a diverse group of PhD students to give them hands-on experience in applied geology and volcanology through research and engagement with communities.

Current Opportunities

PhD opportunity

Surface hydrothermal alteration mapping - Whaakari and Tuhua Islands - Hydrothermal alteration mapping on Whaakari and Tuhua Islands using airborne hyperspectral imaging and geophysical datasets (Beneath the waves - MBIE Endeavour Programme).

Contact: Gabor Kereszturi

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PhD opportunity

Volcano degassing and hyperspectral remote sensing - Ruapehu and Tongariro - This project aims to develop new methods and data integration to use hyperspectral sensing at lab, field, airborne and satellite scales, to constrain the temporal and spatial evolution of hydrothermal systems and outgassing of active volcanoes. This project will utilise a combination of field mapping and sampling techniques, in-situ gas measurements with tandem airborne hyperspectral acquisitions, and some of the existing geophysical (e.g. aero-magnetic) and seismic datasets. (Caught in action - volcano surveillance with hyperspectral remote sensing - Rutherford Discovery Fellowship – Royal Society Te Aparangi) .

Contact: Gabor Kereszturi

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Current Students

VRS Student - Anna

Anna Perttu

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VRS Student - Brian

Brian Perttu

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Emmy Scott

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Brenda Contla Hernandez

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VRS Student - Vlad

Vlad Zakharovskyi

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VRS Student - Shannen

Shannen Mills

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Carlos Corella Santa Cruz

Carlos Corella Santa Cruz

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Rupsa Chakraborty

Rupsa Chakraborty

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Cecilia Rodriguez-Gomez

Cecilia Rodriguez-Gomez

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Sarah Tapscott

Sarah Tapscott

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Daniel Uhle

Daniel Uhle

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VRS Student - Lucas

Lucas Corna

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Boxin Li

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Boglarka Nemeth

Boglarka Nemeth

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Nic Mostert

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Former Students

Dr Andrea Todde

PhD completed 2022

Dr Nessa D’Mello

PhD completed 2021

Dr Daniel Coulthard Jr

PhD completed 2021

Dr Raimundo Brahm Scott

PhD completed 2021

Dr Aliz Zemeny

PhD completed 2021

Dr Marija Voloschina

PhD completed 2020

Dr Ermanno Brosch

PhD completed 2020

Dr Charline Lormand

PhD completed 2019

Dr Braden Walsh

PhD completed 2018

Dr Szabolcs Kosik

PhD completed 2018

Dr Maricar Arpa

PhD completed 2018

Dr Rafael Torres Orozco

PhD completed 2017

Dr Magret Damaschke

PhD completed 2017

Dr Adam Neather

PhD completed 2017

Dr Martha Gabriela Gomez Vasconcelos

PhD completed 2017

Dr Eric Breard

PhD completed 2016

Dr Eri Kawabata

PhD completed 2016

Dr Javier Agustin Flores

PhD completed 2015

Dr. Rebecca Green

PhD completed 2015

Dr Manuela Tost

PhD completed 2015

Dr Gabor Kereszturi

PhD completed 2014

Dr Natalia Pardo

PhD completed 2012

Dr Marco Brenna

PhD completed 2012

Dr Susan Cole

PhD completed 2012

Dr Anja Moebis

PhD completed 2011

Dr Jonathan Procter

PhD completed 2009

Dr Anke Zernack

PhD completed 2009

Dr Michael Turner

PhD completed 2008

Dr Thomas Platz

PhD completed 2008