Assistant Professor

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Post-Doc. Modelling of geothermal reservoirs applying geophysical methods, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques Minières (France).

Post-Doc. Volcano-seismology, Departamento de Geofísica de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Ecuador).

Ph.D. Earth Science (Fluid Dynamics) from the University of Orléans (France).

M.Sc. In Geophysics Research (Seismo-acoustics) from the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (France)

B.Sc. In Geology (Seismology) from the Universidad de Caldas (Colombia).


Research interests

Physical processes associated with volcanic eruptions; Seismology applied to study volcanoes, earthquakes and induced seismicity; waveform inversion modeling; seimic tomography; study of long-period and very-long-period waveforms; fluid dynamics; petrology. 


Selected Publications

Martel, C., Andujar, J., Mothes, P., Scaillet, B., Pichavant, M., Molina, I., (2018), Storage conditions of the mafic and silicic magmas at Cotopaxi, Ecuador,  J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 354, 74-86, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2018.02.006

Andujar, J., Martel, C., Pichavant, M., Samaniego, P., Scaillet, B., Molina, I., (2017), Structure of the plumbing system at Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador: Insights from phase equilibrium experiments on July-August 2006 eruption products,  Journal of Petrology, egx054, https://doi.org/10.1093/petrology/egx054

Molina, I., Burgisser, A. and Oppenheimmer, C., (2015), A model   of the geochemical and physical fluctuations of the lava lake at Erebus volcano, Antarctica,  J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 308, pp. 142-157, https://doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2015.10.027

Molina, I., Burgisser, A. and Oppenheimmer, C. (2012), Numerical simulations of convection crystal-bearing magmas: a case study of the magmatic system at Erebus, Antarctica, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B07209, https://doi:10.1029/2011JB008760

Kumagai, H., Nakano, M., Maeda, T., Yepes, H., Palacios, P., Ruiz, M., Arrais, S., Vaca, M., Molina, I., Tadashi, Y. (2010), Broadband seismic monitoring of active volcanoes using deterministic and stochastic approaches, J. Gheophys. Res., 115(B08303), 21 pp., https://doi:10.1029/2009JB006889

Arellano, S.R.,  Hall, M., Samaniego , P., Le Pennec, J-L., Ruiz, A., Molina, I., Yepes, H. (2008), Degassing patterns of Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) during the 1999 - 2006 eruptive period, inferred from remote spectroscopic measurements of SO2 emissions, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 176(1), pp. 151-162, https://doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.07.007

Molina, I., Kumagai, H., Garcia, A., Nakano, M., Mothes, P. (2007), Source process of very long period events accompanying long period signals at Cotopaxi Volcano, Ecuador, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 176(1), pp. 119-133, https://doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.07.019

Kumagai, H., Yepes, H, Vaca, M., Caceres, V., Nagai, T., Yokoe, K., Imi, T.,  Miyakawa, T., Yamashima, T., Arrais, S., Vasconez, F., Pinajota, E., Cisneros, C., Ramos, C., Paredes, M., Gomezjurado, L., Garcia-Aristizabal, A., Molina, I., Ramon, P., Segovia, M., Palacios, P., Troncoso, L., Alvarado, A., Aguilar, J., Pozo, J., Enriquez, W., Mothes, P., Hall, M., Inoue, I., Nakano, M., and Inoe H, (2007), Enhancing volcano-monitoring capabilities in Ecuador, EOS transactions of Am. Geophys. Union, 88(23), pp. 245-252, https://doi:10.1029/2007EO230001

Palacios, P., Molina, I., Segovia, M., (2006), The Gutenberg-Richter law: assumptions, limitations and interpretations, Statistics in Volcanology, Special Publications of IAVCEI, 1, Geological Society of London, Mader, H., Coles, S.G., Connor, C.B. and Connor L.J. (eds)., pp. 115-127, ISBN: 978-1-86239-623-4, https://doi: 10.1144/IAVCEI001

Molina, I., Kumagai  H.,Le Pennec J-L., Hall M. (2005),  Three-dimensional P-wave Velocity Structure of Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 147(1-2), pp. 144-156, https://doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2005.03.011

Molina, I., Kumagai, H., Yepes, H. (2004), Resonances of a conduit triggered by repetitive injections of an ash-laden gas, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31(L03603), pp. 1-4, https://doi:10.1029/2003GL018934