Dr Damien Gaudin is an experienced researcher from France. He did his geology classes at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, and moved in 2008 in Brest (France) to achieve a PhD on thermal infrared techniques. In 2012, he joined the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - Sezione di Roma (Italy), in the team of P. Sacarlato and J. Taddeucci, to study Strombolian explosions from high speed-cameras in the scope of the "NEMOH" Marie Curie ITN project.
He comes to Munich with his skills in explosive volcanism observations, high speed and thermal infrared imaging, and image processing.
The VOLTAIC project is lead by:
Dr Corrado Cimarelli, from Italy, is the leader of the lightning team at the Geology department of LMU. He got his PhD in 2006 Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy), for his study on the Panarea volcanic complex. After 6 months in Bristol (England), he joined the LMU in 2009, first as a Marie Curie Fellow, and since 2013, as part of the Staff.
In this scope, he was the leading author of the first (and till now only) experimental work reproducing volcanic lightning in the lab. This breakthrough made him an international recognized leader in electrification in volcanic plumes, opening collaboration with the main lead world experts.