The Team

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Professor Steve Sparks
Project lead - University of Bristol

Professor Steve Sparks is a world leader in volcanology, with wide-ranging interdisciplinary research integrating geological and volcanological field observations, analytical data, modelling and statistical approaches. He has led the development of new approaches to risk assessment, engaged with public outreach and advised authorities and national institutions during volcanic emergencies.

Mr Gökhan Atici
Project lead - MTA

Mr Gökhan Atici is an expert in volcanism in Turkey, with research focused on Turkey’s recent volcanic activity and ignimbrite emplacement in Cappadocia. He has been conducted studies on volcano monitoring methods at the Vesuvius Observatory in Naples, Italy.  He has experience in field geology, petrology, geochemistry and tephrochronology. He has been worked as a reserach asistant at Hacettepe Universtiy. He is a Geological Engineer at MTA and Head of the Turkish National Commission for Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (TUVAK) now.       

Team members
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Professor Willy Aspinall

Cabot Professor in Natural Hazards and Risk Science at University of Bristol

Area of research: Volcanology and seismology

Dr Sarah Brown

Senior Research Associate in Volcanology, University of Bristol

Area of research: Volcanic hazards and risk

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Professor Jon Blundy

Professorial Research Fellow in Petrology, University of Bristol

Area of research: Volcano Petrology and Igneous Geology

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Professor Kathy Cashman

Professor of Volcanology, University of Bristol

Area of research: Physical and chemical processes in volcanic systems

Mr Mehmet Çobankaya

Geological Engineer at MTA

Area of research: Stratigraphy and Geodynamics, Mapping and GIS

Ms Büsra Bihter Demirci

Geophysical Engineer at MTA

Area of research: Geophysics, Seismology

Ms Ayşe Dağlıyar

Mining Engineer at MTA

Area of research: Remote sensing and volcanic deformation

Professor Joachim Gottsmann

Professor of Volcanology, University of Bristol

Area of research: Volcanology and geophysics

Dr Evren Atakay Gündoğdu

Geological Engineer at MTA

Area of research: Volcano petrology and geochemistry

Ms Bilge Karaman

City Planner at MTA

Area of research: Volcanic hazard modelling and GIS

Dr Susanna Jenkins

Assistant Professor, Earth Observatory of Singapore

Area of research: Volcanic hazards and risk

Mr Rod Stewart

Director Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Area of research: Seismology

Dr Mark Woodhouse

Knowledge Exchange Fellow, University of Bristol

Area of research: Volcanic hazard modelling

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Professor Juliet Biggs
Professor of Volcanology, University of Bristol

Area of research: Continental Tectonics and Volcanic Deformation

Ms Esra Yurteri

Geological Engineer at MTA

Area of research: Volcano petrology, Petrography

Associates

Ahmet Türkecan

Retired  Geological Engineer from MTA

Area of research: Volcanology

Professor Erkan Aydar

Head of Mineralogy and Petrography Department of Geological Engineering at Hacettepe University

Area of research: Volcanology, Petrology, Mineralogy and Petrography

Bjarne Friedrichs

Research Scientist (PhD Student) at Isotope Geology and Petrology Research Group, University of Heidelberg

Area of research: Geochemistry, Geochronology

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Begüm Çıvgın

Ankara University

Research Assistant (Dr.)

Area of Research: Seismicity and local tomography of earthquakes

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Mert Demirkol

Geological Engineer (MSc.) at MTA

Area of Research: Volcanic hazards and Modelling volcanic activity

Professor Axel K. Schmitt

Head of Isotope Geology and Petrology Research Group at University of Heidelberg

Area of research: Geochronology, Isotope Geochemistry, Igneous Petrology

Fikret Doğru

Atatürk University

Research Assistant (phd)

Area of research: Remote Sensing and Volcanic Deformation

Martin Danisik

Research Fellow at Curtin University

Area of research : Geochronology, Geodynamics, Thermochronology

Hünkar Demirbağ

Geological Engineer (MSc.) at MTA

Area of Research: Structural geology, tectonics, stratigraphy and geodynamic evolution, mapping and GIS, and dubbing

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Esra Ak

Geophysical Engineer, Geology Engineer (MSc.) at MTA

Area of Research: Seismic, seismology and volcano seismology