Michael Stock

mike-stockI am the Darwin and Gal├ípagos Islands Research Fellow at Christ’s College, based in the Department of Earth Sciences. Before moving to Cambridge in 2016 I completed my D.Phil at the University of Oxford.

My research combines aspects of igneous petrology, volcanology, mineralogy and geochemistry. I use the chemistry of erupted igneous rocks to constrain the processes that occur within sub-volcanic magma chambers. In particular, I seek to understand how petrologic records can elucidate controls on the timing and magnitude of volcanic eruptions. By studying past eruptions, my aim is to better understand signals that we monitor at the Earth’s surface in active and dormant volcanic systems. I develop analytical techniques for creation of novel geochemical datasets and thermodynamic models to help understand empirical observations.