Christopher Bean holds a BA in Mathematics, M.Sc. in Applied Geophysics and a PhD in Seismology. He is currently Senior Professor of Geophysics in the School of Cosmic Physics, at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Previous positions include Professor of Geophysics at the School of Geological Sciences, University College Dublin and postdoctoral/visiting positions at Karlsruhe University, IPGP Paris, Stanford University and the University of Granada. His primary research interest is on pre-eruptive volcano seismicity and precursory signals to volcanic eruptions. He also works on topics such as the quantification of ocean wave generated ambient microseism noise, ocean wave parameter estimation from microseisms, induced seismicity and new methodologies in seismic imagery. He has a keen interest in public outreach including through collaboration with the arts. Chris is a founding architect and current deputy director of iCRAG, a €26 million National Initiative in Applied Geosciences. He is an elected member of Academia Europaea.
Senior Professor of Geophysics