Valentin R. Troll

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Valentin R. Troll

Prof. Valentin R. Troll is one of the world’s leading volcano researchers. His research interests revolve around volcanic and magmatic processes, volcanic phenomena, and resources and how these shape society and human interaction with nature in volcanically active regions.

He graduated from St. Andrews University, UK, in 1998 and received his PhD from the GEOMAR Research Centre at the University of Kiel, Germany, in 2001. After completing his doctorate, Troll lectured in volcanology and geochemistry at Trinity College Dublin (2001-2008), during which time he habilitated at the Blaise Pascal University Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 2006. In early 2008, he took up the Chair of Petrology at Uppsala University, Sweden, which he currently holds.