Universidad de ConcepciónSociedad Chilena de Ciencias del Mar


Dr. Catherine Annen

Professor Dr. Catherine Annen holds a PhD diploma from the University of Clermont-Ferrand and the University of Geneva. Her PhD thesis was focused on modelling the growth of volcanic edifices.  After her PhD, she worked at the University of Geneva researching on the impact of volcanic eruptions, before obtaining a fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (2000) and moving to University of Bristol. As a postdoctoral researcher in Bristol, she developed numerical models of incrementally emplaced intrusions. From 2003 to 2009, she worked again at the University of Geneva as a “Maître assistante”.

In 2009, she returned to the University of Bristol, where she is currently investigating magma chambers and reservoirs from a quantitative perspective as a Senior Research Fellow. Her current research aims to understand how large volumes of magma are emplaced in the crust using data from the field and numerical modeling. She is also interested in forward modeling geophysical signals related to magma intrusion. This includes trying to reproduce seismic velocity anomalies, magnetotelluric signals and geodetic ground deformation.

Dr. Annen will be the Plenary Speaker for the Thematic Area Magmatism and Metamorphism (MAGM) of the XV Chilean Geological Congress (CHGC).


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