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Dr Mikel Diez

Dr Mikel Diez

Dr Mikel Diez

Research Associate

Area of research

Magma transport and melt segregation through mantle and crust

Office Berkeley Square
Wills Memorial Building,
Queen's Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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Tel. +44 (0) 1173314464

Research summary

My research concerns the mechanisms that govern the large scale transport of magma through the asthenosphere and lithosphere. I am also interested on melt segregation processes at smaller scales induced by deformation fields. In general my aim is to link magmatic processes and plate tectonics by combining continuum mechanical theoretical and numerical models with geological and geophysical observations. The long term goal is to put forward explanatory hypothesis of how tectonics couples with magma and melt dynamics to build intrusions in the crust or feed volcanic eruptions at the surface. My field studies involve places such as, the Colorado Plateau ...

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Biography

Bachelor in Geology, University of Basque Country

PhD in physical volcanology, Department of Geology at the University of South Florida

Research associate, School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol

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