The department conducts research in a wide range of geophysics problems from pure Earth and Planetary Science to applied geophysics. If you are interested in one of the projects listed below please feel free to contact the associated staff.


 Global CO2 storage capacity: Modeling limitations of geography and injectivity [Info Sheet]

Sam Krevor

Fluid dynamics of magma reservoirs at mid-ocean ridges [Info Sheet]

Prof. Matthew Jackson and Dr C. Johan Lissenberg (School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University)

Water, magma and faults interaction at submarine hydrothermal systems [Info sheet]

Michele PaulattoSam Krevor
iCASE studentship with BP: Closing the digital rock divide in petrophysics for CO2 storage and hydrocarbon production [Info sheet]

Understanding how serpentinisation affects marine magnetic anomalies [Info Sheet]

Adrian MuxworthyJenny Collier, 

What controls seismic behaviour at subduction zones? Resolving the physical properties of slowly slipping fault zones [Info sheet]

Rebecca BellJoanna MorganMike Warner

Local earthquake analysis to reveal mud-volcano plumbing systems and slow slip mechanisms along the Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand [Info sheet‌]

Rebecca BellIan Bastow

Rifting and Hotspot Tectonism in East Africa: imaging crust and upper mantle structure beneath the Turkana Depression of northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia [Info sheet‌]

Ian Bastow (Imperial College, London, UK), Cynthia Ebinger (Tulane, New Orleans, USA), Rebecca Bendick (Montana, USA), Atalay Ayele and Elias Lewi (University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) and Gladys Kianji (University of Nairobi, Kenya)

Determining the magnetic signature of hydrocarbon-rich environments: A numerical approach [Info Sheet]

Adrian Muxworthy & Prof. Wyn Williams (University of Edinburgh)

Determining paleointensities from chemical remanent magnetisations in rocks and meteorites [Info Sheet]

Adrian Muxworthy & David Heslop (ANU, Canberra)

Biomagnetic monitoring for urban air quality assessment [Info Sheet‌]

Adrian Muxworthy and Gregg McIntosh (Canterbury Christ Church University)

Fluid dynamics of magma reservoirs at mid-ocean ridges [Info Sheet]

Matt Jackson

Plastic deformation in particulate systems [Info Sheet]

Prof Rafi Blumenfeld

Impact-generated seismic signals on Mars [Info Sheet]

Gareth Collins, Ian Bastow

Simulating submarine slide tsunami inundation of the Shetland Islands [Info Sheet]

Gareth CollinsMatt Piggott, Sue Dawson (Dundee)

Histories of mantle convection: Constraints from Arabia's landscape [details]

Gareth Roberts, Alex Whittaker , Dylan Rood

Modeling landscape evolution through space and time [Landscape_PhD_2016]

Gareth Roberts, Matthew Piggott, Gareth Collins, Alex Whittaker

Continental Uplift and Erosion From Drainage Patterns: Predicting Sedimentary Flux to Passive Margins  [Info Sheet]

Gareth Roberts and Matt Piggott


Adrian Muxworthy and Wyn Williams (University of Edinburgh)

Redundancy, retiming and data flow in compiling finite-difference applications for many core architectures [Info Sheet]

Gerard Gorman, Paul Kelly and Fabio Luporini

Magmatism and Continental Breakup in the South Atlantic [Info Sheet]

Jenny Collier, Gareth Roberts and Lidia Lonergan