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Dr Fabien Albino

Dr Fabien Albino

Dr Fabien Albino
PhD (Grenoble)

Research Associate in Satellite Observations of Volcanic Processes

Area of research

InSAR survey and modeling of volcanic ground deformation

Office L112
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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+44 (0) 117 33 15141


My main research focuses on the interpretation of volcanic ground deformation through two techniques: Radar Interferometry (InSAR) and numerical modeling. The modeling of the physical processes that cause ground deformation is essential to improve our understanding on how the magma gets stored at depth and migrates towards the surface before an eruption. In my past experience, I have conducted several research projects in different volcanic area such as:  
- Study of the mechanical interactions between icecaps and magma reservoirs on Icelandic volcanoes using FEM models
- Interpretation of cyclic ground deformation in andesitic volcanoes through magma conduit flow model (Soufriere Hills - Mount St Helens)
- Evaluation of the stress transferred between Eyjafjallajökull and Katla (Iceland) using 3D FEM models
- Characterization of erupted volumes and magma supply rates at Nyamulagira volcano (D.R of Congo) using TanDEM-X interferometry
- Study of the influence of pore-fluid pressure on the stability of magma reservoirs (Indonesia - Aleutian)


I have a background in geology. I studied Earth Sciences in France, first at the University of Savoie (2002-2004) and then at the University of Blaise Pascal (2004-2007), where I obtained my Master degree in Earth Sciences with a mention in Volcanology. After that, I became a PhD student at ISTerre (University of Grenoble, France) from 2007 to 2010, and obtained my Doctorate in Geophysics on January 2011. Since then, I have lived abroad in different countries (Iceland, Belgium, USA) where I was able to conduct different research projects as a postdoctoral fellow.


  • ground deformation
  • numerical modelling
  • InSAR
  • magma reservoirs



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