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Dr. Mattia Guerri

Dr. Mattia Guerri – Postdoctoral Researcher

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Geophysics Section
5 Merrion Square
Dublin 2

Tel: +353-1-653-5147 x200
Fax: +353-1-443-0575
Email: mguerri-at-cp.dias.ie

See personal homepage for further details.

Qualifications and Experience

Ph.D., Geophysics, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
M.Sc., Geology, University of Perugia (Italy)
B.Sc., Geology, University of Perugia (Italy)

Research Interests

  • Thermodynamic modeling
  • Mineral physics
  • Forward modeling of rock physical properties
  • Numerical modeling of mantle convection
  • Lithosphere structure, formation and evolution
  • Inverse problem theory and applications

Selected Publications:

Guerri, M., F. Cammarano, and P. J. Tackley (2016), Modelling Earth’s surface topography: decomposition of the static and dynamic components. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interior. Vol 261, 172-186.

Guerri, M., F. Cammarano, and J. A. D. Connolly (2015), Effects of chemical composition, water and temperature on physical properties of continental crust, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 2431–2449, doi:10.1002/2015GC005819.

Hannah McCann

Hannah McCann – Research Support Officer

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Geophysics Section
5 Merrion Square
Dublin 2

Tel: +353-0860817032
Fax: +353-1-443-0575
Email: mccann-at-cp.dias.ie

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Volker Rath

Volker_Rath_2005Name: Volker Rath

Title: Dr.

E-Mail: vrath@cp.dias.ie

Phone: +353 873845310

Skype ID: volker_rath

Address: Geophysics Section.5 Merrion Sq, Dublin2, Ireland

Research Interests: Applied Geophysics, Paleoclimate, Geofluids, Inverse methods

Biographical Sketch: Volker Rath received his PhD in Geophysics at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since the he has bee working as Senior Researcher at RWTH Aachen University (Aachen) and Ramon y Cajal Fellow at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Since 2014 he is Schroedinger Fellow at DIAS.

Selected Publications:

H. Beltrami, G. Matharoo, L. Tarasov, V. Rath, J. E. Smerdon: Impact of the Last Glacial Cycle on Late-Holocene temperature and energy reconstructions from terrestrial borehole temperatures in North America, Clim. Past., 10, 2355–2396, 2014 (highlighted).

C. Vogt, N. Klitzsch,V. Rath: On self-potential data for estimating permeability in Enhanced Geothermal Systems, Geothermics, 51, 201–213, 2014.

V. Rath, J. F. González-Rouco, H. Goosse: Impact of postglacial warming on borehole reconstructions of last millennium temperatures, Clim. Past, 8, 1059-1066, doi:10.5194/cp-8-1059-2012, 2012

I. T. Kukkonen, V. Rath,  L. Kivekäs, J. Šafanda, V. Čermák: Geothermal Studies of the Outokumpu Deep Drill Hole, Finland: Vertical variation in heat flowand palaeoclimatic implications, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Volume 188, Issues 1-2, 9-25,  2011.

C. Vogt, D. Mottaghy, A.Wolf, V. Rath, R. Pechnig, C. Clauser: Reducing Temperature Uncertainties by Stochastic Geothermal Reservoir Modeling, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04498.x, Geoph. J. Int., 2010.

V. Rath, D. Mottaghy:  Smooth inversion for ground surface temperature histories: estimating the optimum regularization parameter by generalized  cross-validation, Geoph. J. Int., Vol. 171(3), 1440, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03587.x.

V. Rath, A. Wolf, M. Bücker: Joint three-dimensional inversion of coupled groundwater flow and heat transfer based on automatic differentiation: Sensitivity calculation, verification, and synthetic examples, Geophys. J. Int., 167(1), 453-466, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03074.x, 2006

G. Muñoz, V. Rath: Beyond smooth inversion: the use of nullspace projection in MT, Geophys. J. Int., 164(2),  301-311, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02825.x, 2006

A. Hartmann, V. Rath, C. Clauser: Thermal conductivity from core and well log data, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 42(7-8),1042-1055, doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2005.05.015, 2005

A. Hartmann, V. Rath: Uncertainties and shortcomings of ground surface temperature histories derived from inversion of temperature logs, Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 2, 299-311, doi:10.1088/1742-2140/2/4/S02, 2005

Yingzi Ying

yingziName: Yingzi Ying

Title: Postdoc

E-Mail: yingzi.ying@ucd.ie

Phone: +353-1-6535147 x200

Address: Geophysics Section, 5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

Research Interests: Forward and inverse problems in acoustics and seismology, High performance computing

David Einspigel

DeinspigelName: David Einspigel

Title: PhD student

E-Mail: einspigel@cp.dias.ie

Phone: +353 1 653 51 47 x205

Address: 5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Related Links: http://geo.mff.cuni.cz/~einspigel/

Research Interests: Ocean tides

Biographical Sketch:
since 2014: PhD student at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
since 2012: Doctoral study of geophysics, Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague
2011 – 2011: Summer Intern, Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics, The Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Prague (3 months)
2010 – 2012: Master study of geophysics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague
2007 – 2010: Bachelor study of general physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague

Schindelegger, M., Einspigel, D., Salstein, D. & Bohm, J., 2016: The Global S1 Tide in Earth’s Nutation. Surv. Geophys., 37(3), 643-680, doi:10.1007/s10712-016-9365-3 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10712-016-9365-3
Einšpigel, D. & Martinec, Z., 2015: A new derivation of the shallow water equations in geographical coordinates and their application to the global barotropic ocean model (the DEBOT model). Ocean Modelling, 92, 85–100, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.05.006 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1463500315000840
Einšpigel, D. & Eisner, L., 2014: The differences in the detectability of perforation shots and microseismic events in the surface monitoring: the attenuation effect . Acta Geodyn. Geomater., 11(2), doi:10.13168/AGG.2013.0062 https://www.irsm.cas.cz/index_en.php?page=acta_detail_doi&id=75

Johannes Thun


Name:  Johannes Thun

Title:  Dipl.-Geophys.

E-Mail:  johannes.thun@ucdconnect.ie

Phone:  +353-1-6535147 x200

Skype ID :  j0hannes.t

Address:  Geophysics Section, School of Cosmic Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

Research Interests:
– volcano seismology
– instrumental seismology
– numerical modeling of seismic wave propagation
– moment tensor inversion
– volcano deformation

Biographical Sketch :
Johannes holds a Diplom degree in Geophysics (2011) from the Geophysical Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, which included 5 months of voluntary research at the Centre of Exchange and Research in Volcanology in Colima, Mexico. He started his PhD in volcano seismology in 2012 in the Geophysics Group at University College Dublin, which moved to DIAS in 2015. He was an Early Stage Researcher in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network “NEMOH” for 36 months and received additional funding in the EU Seventh Framework Programme “FutureVolc”.

Selected Publications :

– Thun, J., Lokmer, I., Bean, C. J. (2015) “New observations of displacement steps associated with volcano seismic long-period events, constrained by step-table experiments”. Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (10) 3855-3862. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GL063924
– Thun, J. (2011) “Untersuchung des Einflusses von Wind auf breitbandige seismologische Messungen” (Investigation of the influence of wind on broad-band seismological measurements). Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: Dissertations/Theses.

Eva P.S. Eibl

Name: Eva P.S. Eibl

Title: Postdoctoral researcher

E-Mail: eva.eibl@ucdconnect.ie

Phone:  +353-1-653-5147 x200

Address: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Geophysics Section, 5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

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Research Interests:

  • Array seismology
  • Physics of volcanoes
  • Tremor
  • Wavefield studies
  • Time series analysis
  • Volcanology/ Geology

Biographical Sketch:
Eva Eibl completed her B.Sc. degree in Geosciences and M.Sc. degree in Geophysics at LMU and TU Munich in 2010 and 2012, respectively. Due to her broad interest in geophysics and geology and her fascination for volcanoes she joined University College Dublin in 2012 as a PhD Student in Volcano seismology. She is part of the EU funded project FutureVolc and works on glacier covered volcanoes in Iceland where tremor is generated by various processes. She was involved in the design and installation of seismic arrays and focuses on locating tremor, on understanding the underlying mechanism(s) and on finding ways to distinguish tremor from different sources.

Selected Publications:

Eva P.S. Eibl, Ivan Lokmer, Christopher J. Bean, Eggert Akerlie, Kristín S. Vogfjörd, 2015. Helicopter vs. Volcanic Tremor: Characteristic Features of Seismic Harmonic Tremor on Volcanoes, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Available online 12 August 2015, ISSN 0377-0273, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2015.08.002.

Sigmundsson, F., A. Hooper, S. Hreinsdóttir, K. Vogfjord, B. Ófeigsson, E. R. Heimisson, S. Dumont, M. Parks, K. Spaans, G. B. Guðmundsson, V. Drouin, Th. Árnadóttir, K. Jónsdóttir, M.T. Gudmundsson, Th. Högnadóttir, H. M. Friðriksdóttir, M. Hensch, P. Einarsson, E. Magnússon, S. Samsonov, B. Brandsdóttir, R. S. White, Th. Agustsdottir, T. Greenfield, R. G. Green, Á. R. Hjartardóttir, R. Pedersen, R. Bennett, Halldór Geirsson7, P. LaFemina, H. Björnsson, F. Pálsson, E. Sturkell, C. J. Bean, M. Möllhoff, A. Braiden, and E. P.S. Eibl, 2015. Segmented lateral dyke growth in a rifting event at Bárðarbunga volcanic system, Iceland, Nature, 191-195. doi: 10.1038/nature14111 (online December 15, 2014).

Eva P.S. Eibl, Christopher J. Bean, Kristín Vogfjörd, Aoife Braiden, 2014. Persistent shallow background microseismicity on Hekla volcano, Iceland: A potential monitoring tool, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Volume 289, 1 December 2014, Pages 224-237, ISSN 0377-0273, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.11.004.

François Lavoué

FlavoueName: François Lavoué

Title: Postdoctoral researcher

E-Mail: lavouef@cp.dias.ie

Phone: +353 1-653-5147 ext 231

Address: Geophysics Section, 5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

Related Links : www.researchgate.net/profile/Francois_Lavoue

Research Interests : Geophysical quantitative imaging, waveform inversion, seismology, hydrogeophysics.

Biographical Sketch:

François Lavoué got his B.Sc. in Geosciences from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France) in 2008 and a M.Sc. in Geophysics from the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris in 2010. He then graduated from University of Grenoble in 2014 with a PhD under the supervision of Dr S. Garambois and Prof. J. Virieux. In 2015, he visited Colorado School of Mines (USA) for a first postdoctoral project before joining the Geophysics Section in January 2016, under the supervision of Dr Sergei Lebedev.

Selected Publications:

F. Lavoué, R. Brossier, L. Métivier, S. Garambois, and J. Virieux. Frequency-domain modelling and inversion of electromagnetic data for 2D permittivity and conductivity imaging: An application to the Institut Fresnel experimental dataset. Near Surface Geophysics, 13(3):227-241, 2015. Link

F. Lavoué, R. Brossier, L. Métivier, S. Garambois, and J. Virieux. Two-dimensional permittivity and conductivity imaging by full waveform inversion of multioffset GPR data: a frequency-domain quasi-Newton approach. Geophysical Journal International, 197(1):248-268, 2014.  Link

F. Lavoué. 2D Full waveform inversion of ground penetrating radar data: Towards multiparameter imaging from surface data. PhD thesis, University of Grenoble, 2014.  Link

F. Lavoué, J. van der Kruk, J. Rings, F. André, D. Moghadas, J. A. Huisman, S. Lambot, L. Weihermüller, J. Vanderborght and H. Vereecken. Electromagnetic induction calibration using apparent electrical conductivity modelling based on electrical resistivity tomography. Near Surface Geophysics, 8(6):553-561, 2010. Link

Dr Martin Möllhoff

Dr Martin Möllhoff – Senior Technical Officer



Martin Möllhoff


Senior Technical Officer




+353-1-6535147 ext. 218


DIAS, Geophysics Section, 5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

Research Interests

Real-time data analysis, volcano seismology, environmental seismology, array seismology, seismic network operations, microseisms

Biographical Sketch

Martin has a degree in Geophysics from University of Cologne in Germany and an MSc in Applied Geophysics from NUI Galway, Ireland. He obtained his PhD in seismology from University College Dublin (UCD) and worked for 16 years in the School of Earth Sciences at UCD. He joined the Geophysics Section at DIAS in 2015 and manages the mobile broadband seismometer network (about 80 stations) and is involved with the operation and development of real-time seismic network acquisition and analyzing systems, including the Irish National Seismic Network and seismic installations in Iceland. He also managed the field component of projects studying Mt Etna in Sicily, Arenal volcano in Costa Rica, Teide volcano in the Canaries, the Great Rift Valley in Uganda and Ethiopia and microseisms along the Atlantic coast of Ireland.

Selected Publications

Eibl, E.P.S., C.J. Bean, K.S. Vogfjörd, Y. Ying, I. Lokmer, M. Möllhoff, G.S. O’Brien and F. Pálsson (2017), Tremor-rich shallow dyke formation followed by silent magma flow at Bárðarbunga in Iceland, Nature Geoscience, doi: 10.1038/ngeo2906. (full-text here)

Möllhoff, M. and C.J. Bean (2016), Technical Specification for Sub-regional Seismic Baseline Monitoring, Task 5 in: Environmental Impacts of Unconventional Gas Exploration and Extraction (UGEE), Final Report 2: Baseline Characterisation of Seismicity, Environmental Protection Agency, Co. Wexford, Ireland, ISBN 978-1-84095-688-7, 88-118, doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.21987.76321. (full-text here)

Möllhoff, M. and C.J. Bean (2016), Seismic Noise Characterization in Proximity to Strong Microseism Sources in the Northeast Atlantic, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 106 (2), 

Sigmundsson, F., A. Hooper, S. Hreinsdóttir, K.S. Vogfjörd, [……], C.J. Bean, M. Möllhoff, A.K. Braiden and E.P.S. Eibl (2015), Segmented lateral dyke growth in a rifting event at Bárðarbunga volcanic system, Iceland, Nature, 517: 191-195, doi: 10.1038/nature14111.

Möllhoff, M., C.J. Bean and P.G. Meredith (2010), Rock fracture compliance derived from time delays of elastic waves, Geophysical Prospecting, 58 (6):1111-1121, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.2010.00887.x. (full-text here)

Möllhoff, M. and C.J. Bean (2009), Validation of elastic wave measurements of rock fracture compliance using numerical discrete particle simulations, Geophysical Prospecting, 57 (5):883-895, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.2008.00749.x. (full-text here)

For a full list of publications please see: 


Dr. David Craig

Dr. David Craig – Research Scientist

DCraig pic Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Geophysics Section
5 Merrion Square
Dublin 2

Tel: +353-1-653-5147 x213
Fax: +353-1-443-0575
Email: davcra-at-cp.dias.ie

Research Interests

  • Ocean generated seismic noise
  • Seismic array processing
  • Signal separation
  • Physics of the Earth, oceans and atmosphere

Qualifications and Experience

2007 – 2011:
B.Sc., Climate and Earth Systems Science, University College Dublin.
B.Sc., (Climate & Earth System Science) Stage 3 Scholarship for the 2008/2009 Academic Session.
2011 – 2016:
Ph.D student at University College Dublin.
2011 – present:
Research Scientist at Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies.


Recent Publications

Moni, A., Craig, D., Bean,C.J. (2013) ‘Separation and location of microseism sources’. Geophysical Research Letters, 40 (12):3118-3122.
Correlation of Wavefield‐Separated Ocean‐Generated Microseisms with North Atlantic Source Regions by: David Craig, Christopher J. Bean, Ivan Lokmer, Martin Möllhoff. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (17 May 2016), doi:10.1785/0120150181.