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Matteo Cerminara

  • PhD
  • Researcher
  • Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia Sezione di Pisa
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I studied theoretical physics at the university of Florence, discussing a final thesis on physical and mathematical models for geothermal reservoirs. I used instruments such as differential equations and analysis for inverting data from a geothermal reservoir under the mount Amiata, Tuscany. After that, in my PhD I studied one and three-dimensional models for volcanic ash plumes. Here the objective is the understanding of the non-linear dynamics of dispersed compressible multiphase turbulence, to produce instruments to better measure observables and to forecast ash dispersion and fallout. The new three-dimensional model has been discretized using the C++ libraries of OpenFOAM®, in order to numerically simulate the dynamics with the finite volume approach on structured/unstructured grids.

Recent publications

  • Impacts of Climate Change on Volcanic Stratospheric Injections: Comparison of 1‐D and 3‐D Plume Model Projections

    • Aubry T
    • Cerminara M
    • Jellinek A
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  • The footprint of column collapse regimes on pyroclastic flow temperatures and plume heights

    • Trolese M
    • Cerminara M
    • Esposti Ongaro T
    • et al.
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Professional experience


Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia Sezione di Pisa

December 2016 - Present

Assistant Researcher

Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale

March 2016 - December 2016(9 months)



Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa Classe di Scienze

November 2010 - May 2014(4 years)

MS Theoretical Physics

University of Florence Department of Physics and Astronomy

October 2005 - December 2009(4 years)

Co-authors (85)

  • Benedetta Calusi
  • Dmitri Rouwet
  • Luigi C. Berselli
  • Sara Lenzi
  • Antonio Costa
  • Luigi C. Berselli