Volcanologist Resume

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Career Objective:

Experienced volcanologist, capable of handling dangerous environments and making sound decisions under stressful situations. Ability to lead a team and guide them to collect the right samples. Studied and presented predictions for more than 50 volcanoes in the last 5 years.

Summary of Skills:

  • Passionate about adventure, traveling and living outdoor life
  • Impressive level of fitness and physique
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent in working with computer applications
  • Able to coordinate and work well in team projects
  • Have outstanding project management skills and ability to lead crew in difficult situations
  • Able to pay attention to details and have logical thinking approach

Work Experience:


U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Fairbanks, Alaska

February 2015 – Present

  • Responsible for monitoring volcanic hazards around the world
  • Leading a team of 10 geophysicists and geologists to study the eruptions at Mauna Loa and Kilauea volcanoes on the island of Hawaii
  • Serving as an adviser for government and private organizations
  • Trained new recruiters and guided on safety procedures while visiting dormant volcanic areas


U.S. Geological Survey, Fairbanks, Alaska

April 2012 – January 2015

  • Studied and mapped rock formations around active volcanoes in Houston
  • Collected fossils and rock samples for detail studies in lab
  • Measured physical properties of earth around the active volcano sites in Florida
  • Interpreted active geological process to make predictions about possible eruptions in Houston


  • Ph.D. Geology

    ABC University, Fairbanks, Alaska

    Thesis: Dynamics of Volcanic Eruptions; Adviser: James C. White


  • M.S. Geology (Specialization – Volcanology)

    ABC University, Fairbanks, Alaska

    Thesis: Field study of volcanoes in Guajira Peninsula, Columbia ; Adviser: Kathy Gardener


Professional Association

  • Member, Geological Society of America (GSA)
  • President at American Geophysical Union (2014 – 2015)
  • Member of Engineering and Environmental Geophysical Society (2014 – 2015)


  • Benjamin Lockwood, M Tyson and B J Goode, Results of Experimental Drill at the Summit of Mauna Loa Volcano: Journal of Geothermal Research and Volcanology, 2013
  • Benjamin Lockwood, Overview of Equipment and Methods Applied in Active Volcanic Areas of United States: Conference for New methods in Volcanology, 2014


  • Leadership Award for outstanding contribution to society for work on Hawaii volcanoes -2015
  • Featured in ‘Career as a volcanologist’ pamphlet distributed by Society of Exploration and Geophysicists, 2013


On request.