Maia KiddPhD Student
Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa | Massey University
Maia's research interest is in volcanic landscapes, with a focus on how post-eruptive processes like hydrothermal alteration and erosion affect how volcanic rocks behave in the landscape. Maia completed a Masters in Geology at University of Canterbury, where she examined landscape evolution in ignimbrites and is currently working towards a PhD (titled: Hydrothermal alteration induced changes to volcanic rock properties) in the Volcanic Risk Solutions group at Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University.
In the 'Beneath the Waves' research programme, Maia is examining the link between hydrothermal alteration and physical rock properties, and developing non-destructive methods for quantifying strength and porosity via hyperspectral imaging.