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Alberto Roman

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109



Curriculum Vitae:

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Earth Surface and Interior

NASA Postdoctoral Scholar


Alberto Roman received is BSc. in Geophysics from the University of Milan, Italy. He then moved to IPGP in Paris for his MSc degree in Geophysics. Here, he integrated first the planetary science group, and then the geophysical fluid dynamics group for his PhD. He has been working on a range of geophysical problems, including the coupling between Earth rotation and core dynamics or climate change, the physics of continental crust formation and the dynamics of magma transport. In September 2018 he joined JPL Earth Surface and Interior Group as an NPP fellow to study the deformation of major volcanoes such as Kilauea, Hawaii, and Sierra Negra, Galapagos, with radar interferometry and physical modeling.


  • PhD in Geophysics, IPGP and Paris Diderot University, France (2015)
  • MSc in Geophysics, IPGP and Paris Diderot University, France (2011)
  • BSc in Geophysics, University of Milan Italy (2008)

Professional Experience

  • NPP fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA (2018-present)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IPGP, Paris, France (2015-2017)
  • PhD at IPGP, Paris, France (2011-2015)

Research Interests

  • Dynamics of magma transport and of volcanic eruptions, on Earth and on telluric planets
  • Geodetic measurements of Earth surface deformation
  • Evolution of the continental crust and of magmatic intrusions
  • Tectonic regimes in the Archean Earth

Selected Awards

  • NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) fellowship (2018)
  • PhD Scholarship of the French Ministry of Research (2011)