Hello! Hola! Bonjour! Bongiorno! My name is Kayla Iacovino.
Want to cut to the chase? Read my Full CV.
I am a classically trained experimental petrologist. I received my Bachelors of Science in Geology from Arizona State University in 2010 where I worked in the OmniPressure experimental lab (fka Depths of the Earth) under the supervision of Dr. Gordon Moore. I am currently a graduate student in the PhD program at University of Cambridge in Cambridge, UK studying Mt. Erebus, an active volcano located on Ross Island, Antarctica.
I have worked on San Carlos, Arizona; Villarrica, Puyehue, and Lascar in Chile; and Erebus volcano, Antarctica. I have done experimental work in the OmniPressure Lab (fka Depths of the Earth) at Arizona State University, the University of Minnesota Experimental Petrology Group, the Institut des Sciences de la Terre d’Orleans (ISTO), and the experimental petrology lab at Università di Camerino.
Iacovino K, Moore G, Roggensack K, Oppenheimer C & Kyle P (2013) H2O–CO2 solubility in mafic alkaline magma: applications to volatile sources and degassing behavior at Erebus volcano, Antarctica. Contrib Mineral and Petrol. doi:10.1007/s00410-013-0877-2
Iacovino K, Oppenheimer C, Scaillet B & Kyle P (in prep) Experimental constraints on the storage conditions and evolution of alkaline magmas from Ross Island, Antarctica: A case for CO2-dominated volcanism at Erebus volcano, Antarctica
Iacovino K & Britton A (in prep) Geomorphological analysis of the peralkaline rhyolite lava flow from the 2011 eruption at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, Chile
Peters N, Moussallam Y, Hicks K, Tsanev V, Iacovino K & Oppenheimer C (in prep) First order calibration of UV camera images using static DOAS
I live and work in Cambridge, England; Orleans, France; and wherever my fieldwork takes me. I travel a lot.
Star Trek, Sci-Fi, Pop-Sci
I am a huge Sci-Fi fan, with an emphasis on Star Trek. You’ll often see me as press covering Star Trek conventions and sci-fi fan gatherings for TrekMovie. If you see me around, come say hi! I am a huge fan of popular science books, tv, radio, etc. I think it is one of the best ways scientists have to reach the general public and get people excited about science. I hope to publish my own book one day all about studying the volcanoes of the Solar System.
I was born and raised in Arizona, USA. My favorite color is orange. I have one cat named Jazzmyn.
E-mail: me [at] kaylaiacovino [dot] com
Radio interviews on NPR’s Science Friday
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