Chair of Petrology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Photo © Börje Dahrén


Valentin R. Troll graduated from St Andrews University, Scotland in 1998 and received his PhD from the GEOMAR Research Centre - University of Kiel, Germany, in 2001. Troll then lectured in volcanolology and petrology at Trinity College Dublin (2001-2008), during which time he habilitated at the Blaise Pascal University Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 2006. In early 2008, he took up the Chair of Petrology at Uppsala University, Sweden, which he currently holds.



Citations >3300 | h-index 32 | i10-index 88

(Source: Google Scholar 27-Dec-2018)


>100 scientific publications, 13 published reports, 3 scientific books, 2 course books, and >300 conference abstracts.


Obtained approx. SEK 42 M (ca. EUR 4.3 M)  to come directly to Uppsala University since installment in 2008.


Advised 19 PhD students to completion. Currently  co-supervision of 2 PhD students.


Kresten & Troll:

The Alnö Carbonatite Complex, Central Sweden (GeoGuide)

180 pages, Springer, 2018.

This GeoGuide provides an overview of the geology of Alnö, combined with an up-to-date field itinerary.

e-Book and paperback available in Springer Store and on Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk.

Volcano forensics at Bali's great volcano.

EOS, (accepted).


A large explosive silicic eruption in the British Palaeogene Igneous Province.

Scientific Reports, (accepted).


Structural weakening of the Merapi dome identified by drone photogrammetry after the 2010 eruption.

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 2018.


The ‘Clay-with-Flints’ deposit in Northern Ireland: reassessment of the evidence for an early Paleocene ignimbrite.

Geological Magzine, 2018.


Multi-level magma plumbing at Agung and Batur volcanoes increases risk of hazardous eruptions.

Scientific Reports, 2018.


Exceptionally high whole-rock δ18O values in intra-caldera rhyolites from Northeast Iceland.

Mineralogical Magazine, 2018.


When the gods are angry: volcanic crisis and eruption at Bali’s great volcano.

Geology Today, 2018.



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