Keywords: igneous petrology volcanology geochemistry volcanic hazards natural resources magmatic ore deposits
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 volcanology 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. He is a Research Associate at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ULPGC, (Spain), at Istituto Nazionale de Geofisica i Vulcanologia, INGV, (Italy) and at Universitas Padjadjarang, UNPAD, in Bandung (Indonesia). Since 2008, Troll is a Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (FMinSoc) and since 2022 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Most recently, he was elected a Member of the Royal Canarian Academy of Sciences (RACC) for his contributions to the understanding of the geology of the Canary Islands. Further details are available at *www.vrtroll.com*.
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