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Einat Lev

Research Assistant Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Einat Lev is a Research Assistant Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, where she started as a Lamont-Doherty Postdoctoral Fellow in 2009. Her research focuses on the fluid mechanics and physical processes controlling volcanic eruptions. In particular, Einat studies how the complex properties of magma and lava, and the variable eruption conditions, play a role on the outcome of eruptions. Einat’s research relies on a range of methods, primarily numerical modeling, fluid mechanics experiments using materials analogous to magma and lava, field surveys, and aerial photography.

Einat has published many articles in scientific journals, as well as popular science blogs and radio interviews. In addition to volcanoes and geology, Einat is passionate about science education and strives to bring the insights gained from basic research into applications that benefit society and to expand the reach of science education to all sections of society.


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.Sc. Tel Aviv University