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Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD

Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth &
Environmental Science
Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science
Office: PISB 322
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:

Current Projects:

  • In situ characterization of airborne volcanic ash and aerosols using sUAS-mounted instrumentation. PhD project.
  • Eruptive history and volcanic hazards on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. PhD project.
  • Fluctuations in volcanic gas emissions at mud pots and geysers, Yellowstone Volcano. Various student projects.
  • 3D architecture and volume estimates of eruptive units of the Deccan Traps large igneous province (India). Undergraduate student projects.
  • Refining geochemistry-based methods of basalt classification using machine learning algorithms. Various student projects.
  • New methodologies and instrumentation for the monitoring of “wet” volcanoes
  • Effusive-explosive transitions and cyclicality at persistently active arc volcanoes