Associate Professor at University of Geneva – Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland

Associate Professor with the Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and the Head of the CERG-C Program for the Assessment and Management of Geological and Climate related risk. Costanza Bonadonna received her B.S. degree in Geology from the University of Pisa, Italy, and PhD degree from the University of Bristol, U.K. She was then awarded the position of SOEST Young Investigator at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii for two years and was later appointed the position of Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. She is now an Associate Professor with the Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and the Head of the CERG-C Program for the Assessment and Management of Geological and Climate related risk (http://www.unige.ch/hazards/).

Costanza Bonadonna was a recipient of the President’s Award of the Geological Society of London (2001), the IAVCEI (International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior) Outstanding Recent Graduate (George Walker Award, 2004), the Outstanding Woman in Science Award of the Geological Society of America (2004), and the University of South Florida Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Award (2005). Her research focuses on various aspects of explosive volcanism and volcanic risk based on the integration of field, experimental and numerical approaches. Since she became the head of the CERG-C Program she has been involved in several multidisciplinary projects for the quantification of risk.