My name is Clara Solaro and I am a Volcanologist, specialized in igneous petrology and geochemistry.
I was born in Paris (France) but I grew up in the small village of Cefalu' in Sicily (Italy). Because of close contact with active volcanoes like Stromboli and Etna, I developed a strong interest for volcanology and volcano monitoring.
Thus, I attended the Università degli Studi di Palermo to study Geology.
For my Master and PhD I then moved to France at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) to specialize in Natural Risks and Volcanology. I have worked on different volcanoes: Etna (Italy), Montagne Peleé (France), Morne Trois Pitons- Micotrin (Dominica).
Since joining University of Hawaii as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2017, I have focused my research on hot spot volcanism and on the active seamount of Loihi (Hawaii).