Fidel COSTA

Education:
  • 1995-1999 Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, Department of Mineralogy, University of Geneva, Switzerland. “The petrology and geochemistry of diverse crustal xenoliths, Tatara-San Pedro Volcanic Complex, Chilean Andes”. Advisors: Prof. Michael Dungan (Department of Mineralogy, University of Geneva) and Prof. Bradley Singer (Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wisconsin, USA).
  • 1989-1994 Bachelor degree in Earth Sciences, University of Barcelona (Spain).
Professional Experience:
  • 2010-present Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, Assistant Professor at the Division of Earth Sciences, NTU
  • 2006-2010 Ramon y Cajal Research Fellowship at the CSIC, Institut de Ciences de la Terra 'Jaume Almera', Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2002-2006 Post-doctoral position at the Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Geophysik, Ruhr-Universitat, Bochum, Germany.
  • 2000-2002 Marie-Curie Research Fellowship at the Institut des Sciences de la Terre d'Orléans-CNRS, France.
  • 1999-2000 Post-doctoral position at the Department of Mineralogy of the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 1996-1997 Laboratory assistant of the electron microprobe laboratory at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 1994-1995 Employee of the Spanish Geological Survey (ITGE). Detailed mapping and characterization of mineral deposits. Metalogenetic map, sheet 25 (Figueres), 1:200,000.
  • 1993-1995 Young Scientist research project: ‘The geological mapping of a Neolithic Mine’. In collaboration with A. Camprubí and M.C. Salvany, Funded by the European Community Program for Young Scientists.
Professional Activities:
  • Associate Editor of American Mineralogist
  • Associate editor of Geologica Acta
  • 2012 Co-convener: Symposium ''V12B: Petrologic insights on magmatic processes controlling shits in eruption style”, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
  • 2012 Co-convener: Session SE105-107 Magmatic Processes and Possible Links to Volcano Monitoring Data, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, Singapore
  • 2011 Co-convener: Session SE52 Volatiles in Volcanic Processes, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (Taipei, Taiwan).
  • 2011 Co-convener: Session Time-scales of Magmatic Processes and Volcanological Implications, IUGG-IAVCEI Conference.
  • 2010 Commission of evaluation of candidates for position Associate Professor in Experimental Petrology from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
  • 2010-2011 Commission of evaluations for candidates of electron microprobe laboratory, Outreach Director, and Professor jobs for Volcano, Climate, and Tectonics themes at EOS.
  • 2009 Co-convener: Symposium ‘5h Kinetics of Metamorphic and Igneous Processes’, 19th Annual Goldschmidt Conference.
Courses Taught:
  • Planet Earth (University Scholars Program, NTU)

  • ES7005 - Foundations of Earth Sciences (Division of Earth Sciences, NTU)

Past courses:

  • 2012 Summer semester, Graduate course for non-geologists, 'Foundations of earth sciences', Division of Earth Sciences, NTU.
  • 2011 Summer semester, Graduate course for non-geologists, 'Foundations of earth sciences', Division of Earth Sciences, NTU.
  • 2008 Time Scales of Igneous Processes From Diffusion Modeling of Crystal Zoning Patterns. 'Minerals, Inclusions and Volcanic Processes', Mineralogical Society of America Short Course, San Francisco, 13-14 December.
  • 2007 Curso de introducción a la vulcanología: Termodinámica y procesos cinéticos. Universitat de Barcelona (Spain). 1-3 June.
  • 2006 Geospeedometry and the time scales of geological processes. '2nd Short Course of Diffusion in Geological Materials', 19-22 April. Free Berlin University, Germany.
  • 2005 Geospeedometry and the time scales of geological processes. '1st Short Course of Diffusion in Geological Materials'. 22-24 September. University of Basel, Switzerland.
  • 1995-1999 Optical Mineralogy laboratory. Department of Mineralogy, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1995-1999 Igneous Petrology laboratory. Department of Mineralogy, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 1995-1999 Field geological mapping (France, Spain and USA). Department of Mineralogy, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Honours and Awards:
  • 2013 Wager Medal, by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (awarded on 20th July 2013, Kagoshima, Japan).

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