Dr Hugh Tuffen

Research Fellow/Lecturer

Hugh is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Lecturer, specializing in volcanic processes. His research addresses magma deformation, degassing and crystallization, using tools such as fieldwork, experimentation, numerical modeling and thermal analysis.

Research highlights include the discovery that fracture of magma triggers earthquakes and new insights into the behaviour of ice-covered volcanoes.

Hugh is the 2012 Chair of the IAVCEI-IACS Commission for Volcano-ice interactions, Director of Studies of the MSc in Volcanology and Geological Hazards, and plays ‘cello with the Balkanics.