Surono (volcanologist)

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Surono (born 8 July 1955), who is often called Mbah Rono, is the most popular Indonesian geophysicist and volcanologist. He was former the Head of the Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Geological Agency (Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi, Badan Geologi - PVMBG). Currently, he is the Head of the Indonesian Geological Agency (Badan Geologi) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

After graduating from the Bandung Institute of Technology in 1982 with a bachelor degree in physics, he studied at Grenoble University in France. He graduated from the University of Savoy, Chambéry in 1993 with a doctorate degree in geophysics. He became the Head of Physical Volcanology at the Volcano Analysis Division Volcanological Survey in Indonesia in 1993. In 2001 he became the head of the Geological Hazard Mitigation Division Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation. In 2006, he was appointed as the Head of the PVMBG, and in 2014 he became the Head of Geological Agency.

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