Ayumu Ishikawa

Ishikawa Ayumu


Volcanologist and football lover, enjoy skiing and cooking. 2011 Tohoku Japan earthquake and tsunami pushed me to go into physics and earth science. I learned particle physics during my undergraduate years and switched to geophysics. I am fascinated by spectacle of volcanic eruptions and interested in subsurface magma dynamics. Currently I am focusing on Stromboli volcano and working on data analysis and numerical modeling of ground deformation associated with diverse styles of eruptions such as summit small eruptions (“Strombolian”), lava effusion and paroxysmal explosions (“Paroxysm”).
B. SC. in Physics at Tohoku University, 2017.
Fellow of the International Joint Graduate Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences (GP-EES) at Tohoku Univ., 2018 - present.
M. SC. in Geophysics at Tohoku University, 2019. Thesis title: “Analysis of tilt signals associated with small explosions at Stromboli volcano”.
Ph.D. student in Department of Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, April 2019 - present.
Ph.D. student in Earth Science at the University of Florence, November 2019 – present (Double-Degree Agreement with Tohoku Univ.).

  • Physical volcanology
  • Geodesy
  • Seismology
  • Ground deformation before and during volcanic eruptions
  • Strombolian explosions
  • Paroxysmal explosions

Research project: Modeling ground deformation induced by explosive activity at Stromboli.


Professor Takeshi Nishimura (Tohoku Univ., Japan)
Dr. Maurizio Ripepe (UNIFI)

Ayumu Ishikawa

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra
Università di Firenze
Via G. La Pira 4
50121 Firenze