Sofia Della Sala

Sofia Della Sala


I am a PhD student on the NERC Environmental Sciences DTP course studying the volcanism, sedimentation and hydrothermal activity of Santorini, Greece.

Coming from a Chemistry background, I am interested in understanding the chemical composition of Satorini’s lavas and how they have evolved over the last 3.5k years. I am also intrigued by how much hydrothermal activity played a role in Santorini’s eruptive history and whether any anomalies in the sediment can give us insight into eruptive patterns and clues into the future.

My PhD is under the supervision of Professor David Pyle and is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2021 with an MSci in Chemistry (First Class). I spent one year at the University of Bologna carrying out an organic Chemistry project and participated in a Volcanology summer school for a month with GeoTenerife in the Canary Islands. In between my undergraduate and my PhD I worked as a journalist for a year.

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