Almar de Ronde
Almar de Ronde received his MSc in geology at Utrecht University (the Netherlands) in 1999 and his Ph.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Basel (Switzerland) in 2004. During his Ph.D. research at Basel and Brown University (USA), he investigated interactions between rheology and metamorphic processes in the Earth’s upper mantle lithosphere, using rock deformation experiments.
Almar subsequently worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at University College London. Here he studied mechanisms for deep focus earthquakes using ultra-high pressure (>4 GPa) multi-anvil experiments and acoustic emission monitoring techniques. In 2007, he was awarded a Leverhulme Early-Career Research Fellowship to study eclogitisation of the Earth’s deep continental crust.
Almar joined CASP in 2008. He manages all aspects of computing at CASP, and provides GIS support and web development.
- De Ronde, A.A. and Dobson, D.P. (2008). "Acoustic detection of phase transitions at high pressure: Bismuth, chlorite and zinc sulphide". High Pressure Research 28 (1): p9-17
- De Ronde, A.A., Dobson, D.P., Meredith, P.G. and Boon, S.A. (2007). "Three-dimensional location and waveform analysis of microseismicity in multi-anvil experiments". Geophysical Journal International 171 (3): p1282-1294
- Dobson, D.P., De Ronde, A.A., Welch, M.D. and Meredith, P.G. (2007). "The acoustic emissions signature of a pressure-induced polytypic transformation in chlorite". American Mineralogist 92 (2-3): p437-440