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    • 7 h-Index

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    I am a Chilean igneous petrologist and volcanologist with interests in geochemistry and thermodynamics of magmas. I studied Geology and did my M.Sc. in Geosciences at the University of Chile and then I worked for almost a decade as a staff geologist in the Chilean Geological Survey (SERNAGEOMIN). I did my PhD in the School of Earth and the Environment at the University of Leeds studying the petrogenesis of Stromboli volcano. I moved to the USA as a lecturer in the Geology Department at the University at Buffalo. I returned to the UK in 2013 as a visiting fellow in the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh and Lecturer in Geology at Newcastle University. Currently, I am a Senior Lecturer in Geology in the School of Geography and Geology at Edge Hill University.

    Research interests

    I have broad interests across igneous petrology and geochemistry. My research, however, principally focuses on the petrology and geochemistry of volcanic rocks. I study the thermodynamics of magma mixing, the evolution of magma geochemistry, using combined analytic, theoretical and geostatistical tools.


    • GEO1050 Dynamic Earth
    • GEO1052 Earth Materials
    • GEO2242 Geological Research Methods
    • GEO2243 Stratigraphy, Geological Maps and Structural Geology
    • GEO2244 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
    • GEO3240 Geological Mapping Project (Convenor)
    • GEO3083 Dissertation in Geology


    • QE Geology
    • Volcanology
    • Geochemistry
    • Igneous Petrology

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    Research Output

    • 99 Citations
    • 7 h-Index
    • 14 Article

    Holocene volcanism at the Quetrupillán Volcanic Complex (39°30’ S, 71°43’ W), southern Chile

    Simmons, I. C., McGarvie, D., CORTES CARRILLO, JOAQUIN. ALBERTO., Calder, E. & Pavez, A., 3 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Volcanica.

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  • Petrology and geochemistry of selected nepheline syenites from Malawi and their potential as alternative potash sources

    Chiwona, A., CORTES CARRILLO, JOAQUIN. ALBERTO., Gaulton, R. & Manning, D., 28 Jan 2020, In : Journal of African Earth Sciences. 164, 103769.

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    Constraints on the porosity, permeability and porous micro-structure of highly-crystalline andesitic magma during plug formation

    Bain, A., Lamur, A., Kendrick, J., Lavallee, Y., Calder, E., CORTES CARRILLO, JOAQUIN. ALBERTO., Butler, I. & Cortes, G., 15 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 379, p. 72-89 17 p.

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  • Fluidal pyroclasts reveal the intensity of peralkaline rhyolite pumice cone eruptions

    Clarke, B., Calder, E., Dessalegn, F., Fontijn, K., CORTES CARRILLO, JOAQUIN. ALBERTO., Naylor, M., Butler, I., Hutchinson, W. & Yirgu, G., 1 May 2019, In : Nature Communications.

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    Crystal and melt inclusion timescales reveal the evolution of magma migration before eruption

    Ruth, D. C. S., Fidel, C., Bouvet de Maisonneuve, C., Franco, L., Cortes, J. & Calder, E. S., 9 Jul 2018, In : Nature Communications.

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  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
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