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Name Dr Alison Rust
Job title Reader in Physical Volcanology
Department School of Earth Sciences University of Bristol
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Qualifications MSc(British Columbia), PhD(Oregon)
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Keywords volcanic processes
petrology
theoretical fluid mechanics
crystals
volcanic problems
magma convection
volcanoes
Areas of expertise I study the dynamics of volcanic processes using a combination of laboratory experiments, theoretical fluid mechanics, fieldwork and petrology. Current projects include the effects of crystals and bubbles on magma convection, the origins of acoustic and seismic oscillations at volcanoes, and mechanisms and consequences of gas movement through magmas.

My research is motivated by volcanic problems but there are broader applications. I like to work with geoscientists, mathematicians and engineers to explore connections between environmental, geophysical and industrial issues.