The department, together with the Natural History Museum, hosts the IARC planetary science group: One of the leading groups worldwide. If you are interested in one of the projects listed below please feel free to contact the associated staff. You can discover more about the IARC group from their website.

Projects

STFC Funded Scholarship in Planetary Science

The Department of Earth Science and Engineering are seeking a strong and highly motivated candidate for this 3.5 year STFC funded scholarship in planetary science. For eligible projects and further details please see the Planetary PhD STFC Scholarship Page.

 

Impact-generated seismic signals on Mars (Fully funded by UKSA) [Info sheet - Impact seismicity]

The aim of this PhD project is to use numerical impact simulations to advance understanding of impact-generated seismic waves.
Supervisors: Gareth Collins, Ian Bastow


Multiscale modeling of compaction of primitive solar system materials [Info Sheet - Multiscale]
Gareth Collins, Tom Davison and Phil Bland (Curtin)


Why do impact craters collapse? [Info Sheet - Collapse‌]

Gareth Collins


Impact Processing of Planetary Crust [‌Info Sheet - Impact Porosity‌]

Gareth Collins and Mark Wieczorek (IPGP)


Analysing the plumes of Europa: Could there be life on Jupiter’s moon? [details]

Mark A. Sephton


Life Detection Methods for future Mars Missions [details‌]

Mark A. Sephton


Extreme Biosignatures [details‌]

Mark A. Sephton


TOWARDS A ROBUST NON-HEATING METHOD OF PALAEOINTENSITY DETERMINATION FROM METEORITES [muxworthy-heslop-pint-2018]

Adrian Muxworthy and David Heslop (ANU, Canberra)


DETERMINING PALAEOINTENSITIES FROM CHEMICAL REMANENT MAGNETISATIONS IN ROCKS AND METEORITES [muxworthy-heslop-crm-2018]

Adrian Muxworthy and David Heslop (ANU, Canberra)


UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF THERMAL FLUCTUATIONS ON THE FIDELITY OF MAGNETIC RECORDING IN NATURAL SYSTEMS [muxworthy-williams-micromag-2018]

Adrian Muxworthy and Wyn Williams (University of Edinburgh)


CAN EARLY SOLAR NEBULAR MAGNETIC FIELDS BE RECORDED THROUGH IMPACTS? [Info Sheet - Meteoritic]

Adrian Muxworthy (Imperial)Gareth Collins  (Imperial), Dan Eakins (Univ. of Oxford) and Phil Bland (Curtin University)