I became passionate about volcanology when I was a student at the University of Poitiers in France. I moved at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (France) to study geochemistry, volcanology and igneous processes. I studied how the chemical composition of aluminosilicate magmas affects their viscosity under the supervision of Daniel Neuville (DR1 CNRS-IPGP) during my Master internship and my Ph.D. thesis. Then, to learn more about volatile elements and to expand my experimental knowledge and abilities, I moved to Washington D.C. (U.S.A.) where I had the opportunity to become a PostDoctoral Fellow at the Geophysical Laboratory. In collaboration with Bjorn Mysen (Senior Scientist) and George Cody (Acting Director), I studied how water interacts with the molecular structure of silicate melts. I presently occupy a Research Fellow position at the Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University, in Canberra. Working under the supervision of Professor Hugh St.C. O’Neill (ARC Laureate Fellow), I am involved in several collaborative projects with the Experimental Petrology group about water, minerals and magmas in the Earth. In addition to those themes, I also am interested in computer programming, optimisation and machine learning, and their use to solve problems related to volcanic systems and the Earth.
Le Losq, C., Dalou, C. & Mysen, B. O. 2017 'In situ study at high pressure and temperature of the environment of water in hydrous Na and Ca aluminosilicate melts and coexisting aqueous fluids', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 122(7), pp 2017JB014262.
Le Losq C, Neuville DR 2017, Molecular structure, configurational entropy and viscosity of silicate melts: Link through the Adam and Gibbs theory of viscous flow. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, vol. 463, pp. 175–188.