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Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD

Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth &
Environmental Science
Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science
Office: PISB 314
Phone: 215.571.4673


  • Diploma, Geology, University of Lausanne (Switzerland), 2001
  • MSc, Earth Science, University of Lausanne (Switzerland), 2002
  • PhD, Geology & Geophysics, University of Hawaii, 2008

Research Interests:

I use multidisciplinary approaches to study the entirety of the volcanic system, from magma generation, to transport, and emplacement. I am particularly interested in the cyclicity of volcanic eruptions, volcanic degassing processes, and large igneous provinces. My research commonly uses a wide array of methods, ranging from volcano monitoring and thermal remote sensing, to high-temperature geochemistry, igneous petrology, and experimental volcanology.

Selected Publications:

  • Vanderkluysen, L., Burton, M. R., Clarke, A. B., Hartnett, H. E. & Smekens, J.-F. 2014. Composition and flux of explosive gas release at LUSI mud volcano (East Java, Indonesia). Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 15, 2932-2946 doi: 10.1002/2014GC005275.
  • Vanderkluysen, L., Mahoney, J. J., Koppers, A. A. P., Beier, C., Gee, J., Regelous, M. & Lonsdale, P. F. 2014. Louisville Seamount Chain: Petrogenetic processes, and geochemical evolution of the mantle source. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 15, 2380-2400, doi: 10.1002/2014GC005288
  • Peng, Z. X., Mahoney, J. J., Vanderkluysen, L. & Hooper, P. R. 2014. Sr, Nd and Pb isotopic and chemical compositions of central Deccan Traps lavas and relation to southwestern Deccan stratigraphy. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 84, 83–94, doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.10.025
  • Vanderkluysen, L., Harris, A. J. L., Kelfoun, K. Bonadonna, C., & Ripepe, M. 2012. Bombs behaving badly: Unexpected trajectories of volcanic projectiles. Bulletin of Volcanology 74(8), 1849–1858, doi: 10.1007/s00445-012-0635-8
  • Vanderkluysen, L., Mahoney, J. J., Hooper, P. R., Sheth, H. C. & Ray, R. 2011. The feeder system of the Deccan Traps (India): insights from dike geochemistry. Journal of Petrology 52 (2), 315-343, doi: 10.1093/petrology/egq082