ESR projects

All 13 ESR positions had been announced on EURAXESS. All positions have been filled.

13 ESRs with host institution and most relevant work packages. For information on a specific ESR project please contact the scientist-in-charge (see Partners).

  • ESR 1 project: The causes and consequences of large-scale volcanic ash aggregation
    Fellow: Sebastian Mueller
    WPs involved: 3, 4, 5
    Host institution: LMU (supervisor: Ulrich Kueppers)

  • ESR 2 project: A new look into explosive volcanic eruption: integrated shock-tube experiments, field- and laboratory-based high-speed imaging and textural characterisation of pyroclasts
    Fellow: Valeria Cigala
    WPs involved: 3, 4
    Host institution: LMU (supervisor: Ulrich Kueppers)

  • ESR 3 project: Airline companies and volcanic eruptions: Approaches to better combine information from different research disciplines (atmospheric measurements, modelling, engineering)
    Fellow: Chan Ka Lok
    WPs involved: 3, 6, 7
    Host institution: LMU (supervisor: Matthias Wiegner)

  • ESR 4 project: Volcanic ash production during long-lasting obsidian lava eruptions
    Fellow: Pablo Forte
    WPs involved: 3, 4, 7
    Host institution: JGU (supervisor: Jonathan Castro)

  • ESR 5 project: Modelling aggregation of ash particles in volcanic plumes and the effect on ash cloud dispersion
    Fellow: Matthieu Poret
    WPs involved: 3, 6, 7
    Host institution: INGV (supervisor: Antonio Costa)

  • ESR 6 project: Field-based study of volcanic ash via visible and thermal high-speed imaging of explosive eruptions
    Fellow: Pierre-Yves Tournigand
    WPs involved: 3, 4
    Host institution: INGV (supervisor: Jacopo Taddeucci)

  • ESR 7 project: Impact of volcanic ash deposits on soil
    Fellow: Inga Tarasenko
    WPs involved: 3, 5, 7
    Host institution: UCL (supervisor: Pierre Delmelle)

  • ESR 8 project: Empirical constraints on aero-engine components tolerance following ingestion of volcanic ash
    Fellow: Andreas Vogel
    WPs involved: 5, 7
    Host institution: NILU (supervisors: Andreas Stohl, NILU, and Adam Durant, UIO)

  • ESR 9 project: Environmental and anthropogenic factors affecting the respiratory toxicity of volcanic ash
    Fellow: Ines Tomasek
    WPs involved: 3, 5, 6, 7
    Host institution: UDUR (supervisor: Claire Horwell)

  • ESR 10 project: Laboratory simulations of gas-pyroclast flows: Investigating the effect of particle concentration, electrification, aggregation and re-entrainment in a recirculating windtunnel
    Fellow: Stefano Alois
    WPs involved: 4, 5, 6
    Host institution: AU (supervisor: Jon Merrison)

  • ESR 11 project: Numerical modelling and fractal analysis of magma fragmentation based on grain-size distributions of natural pyroclastic deposits
    Fellow: Joali Paredes
    WPs involved: 3, 4, 6
    Host institution: UNIPG (supervisor: Diego Perugini)

  • ESR 12 project: High-resolution geochemical mapping of volcanic ash: constraining the effect of syneruptive magma mixing on eruptive style and ash distribution
    Fellow: Kathrin Laeger
    WPs involved: 3, 4
    Host institution: UNIPG (supervisor: Diego Perugini)

  • ESR 13 project: Derivation of volcanic ash mass concentration from in-situ and groundbased aerosol measurements
    Fellow: Antonio Spanu
    WPs involved: 3, 5, 6, 7
    Host institution: UNIVIE / DLR (supervisor: Bernadett Weinzierl)



Application criteria were:
Candidates from any nation may apply. However, they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their future host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

Eligible applicants must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research career, counted from the diploma that gives the rights to embark in a doctoral degree, have not yet obtained a PhD and should be proficient in English and demonstrate great written/oral skills.

The VERTIGO network is an Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply. We strongly encourage the application of women.

To apply, send one PDF including your CV, a research statement, an academic transcript and contact information for 2 referees. The research statement should include a description of undergraduate research projects/studies undertaken as well as research interests for the future. Applications shall be sent to the indicated supervisor. For details of each supervisor, please click on "Partners" and scroll down.