Franco Cortese

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Research Interests

  • Volcanology, Igneous Petrology, Magma Chamber Processes

Dissertation Topic: Reactivation Timescales at Dormient Volcanic Hotspots - Insights from the Canarian Hotspot

Advisor: Prof. Marc-Antoine Longpré

I'm an Italian Geologist with a MS Degree, and currently a PhD Student in Volcanology and Igneous Petrology at the EES Department of the Graduate Center and a Lab Instructor. My Research focuses on the analysis of volcanic products and minerals therein to reconstruct magmatic processes inside the magma chamber. I will test hypotheses mostly on the Canarian Hotspot with particular interest in Lanzarote and Tenerife, using micro-analytical techniques including Diffusion Chronometry modeling on Olivine crystals.