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:
  • 2019-present: Designate Interim Director, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 2019-present: Provost’s Chair in Earth Sciences, Asian School of the Environment. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 2018-present: Associate Chair (Faculty) of Asian School of the Environment. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 2017-present: National Research Foundation Investigator (Singapore) 2017-2018: Acting Chair of Asian School of the Environment. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 2015-2016: Associate Chair (Faculty) of Asian School of the Environment, NanyangTechnological University, Singapore
  • 2015-present: Associate Professor and Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 2010-2015: Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 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
  • 1995-1999: PhD thesis research funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation
  • 1994-1995: Employee of the Spanish Geological Survey (ITGE). Detailed mapping and characterization of mineral deposits. Metalogenetic map, sheet 25 (Figueres), 1:200,000
Professional Activities:

Service as editor and associate editor for international journals

  • 2018-present: Associate Editor of Frontiers in Earth Sciences,
  • 2018-present: Associate Editor of Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
  • 2016-present: Associate Editorof ‘Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana’
  • 2009-2017: Associate Editor of ‘Geologica Acta’
  • 2012-2014: Associate Editor of ‘Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems’ (AGU journal)
  • 2013-2017: Associate Editor of 'American Mineralogist' (MSA journal)

Session chairman/(special) session organizer in conferences

  • Theme coordinator (06: Magmas and Volcanoes) of 15 sessions at the Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference 2019 August (Barcelona, Spain).
  • Co-convener: Session SE18: Linking Numerical, Analytical and Experimental Modelling with Remote and Local Volcano Monitoring Data, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 2019, Singapore
  • Co-organizer: SessionS-VC39, Pre-eruptive magmatic processes: petrologic analyses, experimental simulations and dynamics modeling at the Japanese Geological Union, Chiba, May 2018
  • Co-organizer: Chapman Conference (AGU) Merging Geophysical, Petrochronologic, and Modeling Perspectives of Large Silicic Magma Systems. Chile, January 2018
  • Co-convener: Session V13F: Crystal Records of the Timescales and Thermal Evolution of Plutonic, Hydrothermal, and Volcanic System, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2016 (San Francisco, USA)
  • Co-convener of Symposium 8e: Crystallization Histories and Degassing: From Melt Inclusions to Plumbing Systems. 26th Annual Goldschmidt Conference, 2016
  • Co-convener: Session V12B. Petrologic Insights on Magmatic Processes Controlling Shifts in Eruption Style, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2012 (San Francisco, USA)
  • Co-convener: Session SE105-107 Magmatic Processes and Possible Links to Volcano Monitoring Data, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 2012, Singapore.
  • Co-convener: Session SE52 Volatiles in Volcanic Processes, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 2011 (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • Co-convener: Session Time-scales of Magmatic Processes and Volcanological Implications, IUGG-IAVCEI Conference, 2011 (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Co-convener: Symposium ‘5h Kinetics of Metamorphic and Igneous Processes’, 19th Annual Goldschmidt Conference, 2009 (Davos, Switzerland)
  • Co-convener: Symposium ''V38: Minerals, Inclusions and Volcanic Processes: Crystal-scale records of magma dynamics'', American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2008 (San Francisco, USA)
  • Co-organizer: Geological Society of America Field Forum 'Assessing the state of our knowledge of continental arc volcanism: The Tatara-San Pedro complex, 36 oS, Andean Southern Volcanic Zone' Chile, 2007
  • Co-convener: Symposium 'Links between radioactive isotopes and diffusion modelling to constrain the timescales of magmatic processes' 17th Annual Goldschmidt Conference, 2007 (Koln, Germany)
  • Co-convener: Symposium 'Will the real phenocrysts please stand up?', American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2005, (San Francisco, USA)
Courses Taught:
  • 2018/2019: Summer semester 2019. Co-teaching Introduction to Volcanology (3 AUs)
  • 2018/2019: Winter semester 2018. Lead “Independent Studies” class for graduatestudents on volcano monitoring tools (3 AUs)
  • 2018/2019: Winter semester 2018. Coordinator and main instructor of undergraduatecourse ES3003 “Introduction to Geochemistry” (3 AUs)
  • 2017/2018: Winter semester 2017. Co-teaching of undergraduate course ES3003“Introduction toGeochemistry” (3 AUs)
  • 2016/2017: Summer semester 2017. Co-teaching of new undergraduate course“Advanced Field Geology”. (4 AUs)
  • 2016/2017: Winter semester 2016. Independent Studies class for graduate students onthermodynamics and kinetics of magmatic systems (3 AUs)
  • 2016/2017: Winter semester 2016. Co-teaching of undergraduate course “Introductionto Geochemistry” (3 AUs)
  • 2015/2016: Summer semester 2016. Teaching of new undergraduate course EarthMaterials (4 AUs)
  • 2014/2015: Summer semester 2015. Co-Teaching of a new graduate courseVolcanology (3 AUs)
  • 2014/2015: Winter semester 2014. Teaching undergraduate course SP004 Planet Earth(3 AUs), within the University Scholars Program. Taught two separate classes, equivalent to teaching two semestersat once.
  • 2013/2014: Winter semester 2013. Teaching a new undergraduate course SP004,Planet Earth (3 AUs), within the University Scholars Program. Taught two separate classes, equivalent to teaching two semesters at once.
  • 2011/2012: Summer semester 2012; Teaching of graduate course (3 AUs) ES 7005,‘Foundations of Earth Sciences’
  • 2010/2011: Summer semester 2011; Teaching a new graduate course (3 AUs) ES 7005,‘Foundations of Earth Sciences’
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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