Mike Burton - Curriculum Vitae#

  • March 2015-present Chair in Volcanology at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester
  • October 2008-March 2015 Permanent senior researcher with INGV-Pisa, Italy
  • 2002 - October 2008 Permanent senior researcher with INGV-Catania, Italy
  • 2000 - 2002 Researcher with INGV-Catania, Italy
  • 1998 - 2000 PDRA in the Dept. of Geography, University of Cambridge

Academic Qualifications
  • 1999 PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Cambridge
  • 1993 BSc Chemical Physics, 2i, University of Sussex

Current Role:

As a senior member of faculty in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Manchester I lead the Geoscience Group of 13 permanent academic staff, in addition to leading my own research team of 3 PDRAs, 3 PhDs and one senior research fellow. Key elements of this leadership role include maximising opportunities for REF outputs, to maintain and improve REF performance, and to encourage and stimulate research proposal submission and success. I serve in the School Senior Leadership Team, where School strategies and objectives are defined.

Previous and current research grants:
  • 2017-2017 ERC Proof of Concept grant CarbSens 150 keuro
  • 2016-2021 NERC Project DisEqm, PI, £3.5M
  • 2012-2018 ERC project ‘Quantifying the global volcanic CO2 cycle’, PI, size € 1.72M (£1.45M)
  • 2015-2018 NSF (USA) Project (PI Houghton) Lava lake dynamics and magmatic processes
  • 2008-2010 Italian Department of Civil Protection ‘Paroxysm’, Co-PI, size €20000 (~£14300)
  • 2008-2011 NERC grant, Understanding volcanic degassing, with the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol (UK), (PI Dr. J. Phillips, U Bristol), size £549464
  • 2006-2010 VOLGASPEC-ANRCTT2006, Tracking volcanic eruptions from the dynamics of magma degassing processes, (PI Dr. P. Allard, IPGP), size € 430802 (~£308000)
  • 2005-2008 Italian Department of Civil Protection, Co-I, size €564000 (~£402000)
  • 2005-2008 Italian Department of Civil Protection ‘Stromboli V2’, Co-I, size €20000 (~£14300)
  • 2005-2008 Italian Department of Civil Protection ‘’Etna V3.6’, Co-I, size €30000 (~£21400)
  • 2005-2008 European Community ‘NOVAC’, Co-I, size € 80000 (~£57000)
  • 2005-2008 European Community ‘VOLUME’, Co-I, € 30000 (~£21400)
  • 2004-2007 European Community ‘PREVIEW’, Co-I, € 30000 (~£21400)
  • 2003-2006 Italian MIUR FIRB ‘FUMO’, Co-I, € 60000 (~£43000)

Volcano Observatory and Monitoring roles
  • Appointed to serve on the Foreign Office Scientific Advisory Committee, to examine the hazard posed by volcanism on UK dependencies, particularly Montserrat (from November 2016).
  • Scientist responsible for gas monitoring of Etna and Stromboli within INGV Catania, 2002-2008. Leading a team of 8 scientists and technicians, producing the world’s largest automated network for SO2 flux monitoring, and pioneering the use of OP-FTIR and SO2 cameras in volcanology.
  • Chief Scientist for Stromboli Volcano Observatory during 2002/03 crisis, 2 weeks.
  • National coordination role within INGV for gas geochemistry monitoring (2003-2008)
  • Continuing close collaborations with INGV Catania Gas geochemistry team, with joint PhDs

International research coordination roles
  • President of the Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology and Volcanology division of the European Geosciences Union from 2012, responsible for coordination of approximately 1000 abstracts in 25 sessions, leadership of the GMPV science officer team and participation on the EGU Council, which makes policy decisions affecting the future of the EGU organisation.
  • Convened or co-convened volcanology sessions since 2003 at the EGU General Assembly and at AGU and IAVCEI meetings / workshops

Recognition from the Scientific Community
  • Invited speaker at UCL, London (October 2016)
  • Fellow of the Geological Society (from 2016)
  • Reviewer for Nature, Science, EPSL, JVGR, Bulletin of Volcanology, multiple journals
  • Project reviewer for NERC, NSF (USA), ANR (France), DFG (Germany) and European Commission H2020 projects
  • External PhD reviewer for University of Cambridge and University of Montreal
  • September 2016: Invited Speaker to FLAIR 2016 meeting
  • December 2015: Invited Speaker to AGU Fall Meeting Session on Deep carbon
  • October 2015: Invited Speaker at Geophysics Meeting, Palermo
  • May 2015: Invited speaker to Deep Carbon Observatory Meeting, Munich, Germany
  • Feb 2014: Invited speaker to Bristol Earth Sciences department
  • Sept 2013: Invited speaker at The Anthropocene: Future Challenges – Plenary Debate, 25th Anniversary Conference of the Academia Europaea, Wroclaw Poland
  • Dec 2012: Invited speaker to AGU 2012: “Persistent explosive activity at Stromboli investigated with OP-FTIR and SO2 cameras”
  • Oct 2011: Keynote speaker London Geological Society William Smith Meeting, Remote sensing of volcanoes & volcanic processes
  • Apr 2011: Invited speaker to EGU 2011 session “The 2010 flank and summit eruptions at Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Iceland: History of an eruption from source to the atmosphere”
  • Recent advances in measuring and interpreting volcanic gas emissions, London Geological Society, William Smith Meeting, October 2011
  • Dec 2010: Invited speaker to AGU 2010: “Insights into gas transport mechanisms from measurements and modelling of quiescent and explosive degassing at Stromboli”

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