School of Earth and Environment

Susanna Ebmeier Dr Susanna Ebmeier

Leverhulme Fellow

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 31503
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Room: 9.163

Affiliation: Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics


May 2016 - onwards: Leverhulme Fellow, Univeristy of Leeds

Apr 2015 - May 2016: European Space Agency Living Planet Fellow, University of Bristol

Sep 2012 - March 2015: STREVA & COMET Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bristol

Oct 2008 - Sep 2012: DPhil studentship, University of Oxford

Jan 2012 - Apr 2012: NERC Policy Fellow, Scottish Parliament Research Centre


DPhil (awarded March 2013), Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford.

BSc (Hons.) Geophysics (awarded July 2008), University of Edinburgh.

Research Interests

I investigate different aspects of volcanic activity using satellite remote sensing. I am interested in the physical processes that control the character of volcanic activity, including magma storage, edifice growth & collapse, and volcanic interactions. An important aspect of my research using satellite imagery is exploring how it can be made useful for volcano monitoring and assessing volcanic hazards. I also have an interest in the ways in which the emission of gases affects the Earth's environment.

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Current PhD students:

Edna Dualeh, starting October 2017, "Observing volcanic eruption dynamics from satellite radar intensity data"

MSc students:

2014-2015, University of Bristol, Kirsten Stephens, "Transient deformation associated with explosive eruption measured at Masaya volcano (Nicaragua) using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar". Paper here.

Teaching Interests

I am leading the first year tutorial module for geophysicists from 2016/17. This module will involve the development of scientific writing and presentations skills, opportunities to practise reading scientific papers and exercises in quantitative reasoning, critical analysis and philosophy of science.

I also teach 2nd year Remote Sensing for Geology and Geography Students (part of modules SOEE2107/2094). I am also giving a lecture on InSAR for observing reservoir processes as part of module SOEE513M. Slides are available on the VLE for those registered on the modules.

Past MGeophys students and projects:

2016-17, Rob Watson, "Topographic analysis of volcanic structures on Chiles and Cerro Negro volcanoes using DEMs derived from TanDEM-X bistatic satellite radar"

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