PhD title: “The volcanic history of the Corbetti Caldera (Main Ethiopian Rift)”
Fumarolic and hydrothermal activity in the area has prompted geothermal investigations for a potential geothermal energy development. However the eruptive history and the volcanic behavior of Corbetti remains poorly constrained with little published data. Furthermore Corbetti and its neighbouring volcanoes have been shown to be undergoing active deformation in recent years (Biggs et al, 2011).
Carrying out this research using a combination of stratigraphy, petrology, geochemistry and geochronological investigation will allow the assessment of volcanic hazard of the area and provide insight into the magmatic processes beneath of the one of Earth’s most active continental rifts.