Greg A. Valentine, Ph.D.

Department of Geology, Professor
Center for GeoHazards Studies, Director

Specialty/Research Focus

 Volcanic risk; Basaltic volcanic fields; Pyroclastic deposits; Volcano fluid dynamics; Volcaniclastic and surface processes.

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Dr. Valentine recently joined UB after 21 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory. There he led volcanic risk assessment studies for the proposed radioactive waste disposal site at Yucca Mountain (southern Nevada), and a multidisciplinary research project focused on linking earth and environmental sciences and urban infrastructure engineering. His current research falls into two main areas: (1) field studies of the processes that control timing, location, and eruptive processes in volcanic fields; and (2) computational studies of the multiphase fluid dynamics associated with large explosive eruptions.