Pavel Izbekov

Research Associate Professor

Geophysical Institute

University of Alaska Fairbanks

2156 Koyukuk Drive

Fairbanks, AK 99775


Phone: (907) 474-5269

About me

I am a Research Associate Professor at the Alaska Volcano Observatory, Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. My research interests include petrology of volcanic rocks with emphasis on the dynamics of magma processes at active volcanoes. My educational background is a peculiar mix of igneous petrology, experimental petrology, analytical techniques, and remote sensing – all of them seem to be useful in studying and monitoring volcanoes of Alaska and Kamchatka. I spend my summer time in a field conducting research and teaching the field based International Volcanological School.


PhD in Geology, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2002)

B.Sc. in Geochemistry, Novosibirsk State University (1992)

Professional Experience

Research Assistant Professor (2014-2020), Geophysical Institute, UAF

Research Associate (2006-2014), Geophysical Institute, UAF

Postdoctoral Fellow (2003 – 2006), Geophysical Institute, UAF

Research Assistant (1997 – 2003), Geophysical Institute, UAF

Researcher (1996 - 1997), junior researcher (1993 – 1996), technician (1992 - 1993), Institute of Geosciences of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (IG SB RAS), Yakutsk.

Research assistant (1990 - 1992), Institute of Mineralogy and Petrology SB RAS, Novosibirsk.

Field trip assistant (summers of 1979-1987), IG SB RAS, Yakutsk.

Photos and Videos from my Fieldworks

For additional information please refer to my CV. PDF copies of my publications and selected conference presentations are available from the List of Publications. Photos from my field trips can be found at my Facebook page, as well as at the Facebook page of the International Volcanological Field School.