Country of Origin: France
During his Master’s studies and Ph.D., Giachetti’s studied volcanic deposits at Soufrière Hills on the island of Montserrat. He became enthralled with the diversity of volcanic rock deposits and the degassing process of magma so he posed the question: How can volcanic deposits vary so much when the deposits have the exact same magma chemistry?In pursuit of the answer, he finished his Ph.D. at University of Clermont-Ferrand. Giachetti then moved to Texas where he held a Post-Doctoral position at Rice University in Houston. Living in the Pacific Northwest near many volcanic sites helps Giachetti continue his research.