‌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.


Understanding how subduction has shaped Circum-Pacific tectonics using 3D numerical models [Info Sheet - Subduction dynamics‌]

Supervision: Prof Saskia Goes, Dr Gareth Roberts

Structure and Evolution of the African Plate from Geophysical Observations [Info Sheet - Structure and Evolution of the African Plate]

Supervision: Prof Saskia Goes, Dr Gareth Roberts

Tectonics of the North America/South America plate boundary [Info Sheet_Tectonics of the North America-South America plate boundary]

Supervised by Profs. Jenny Collier (Imperial) and Tim Henstock (Southampton)

Structure and tsunamigenic potential of the Lesser Antilles accretionary prism ‌[Info Sheet - Lesser Antilles Accretionary Prism]

Supervised by Profs. Jenny Collier (Imperial) and Tim Henstock (Southampton)

iCASE studentship: Pore-to-core linkages and upscaling for CO2 Storage in carbonates [Info Sheet - Digital Rock CO2 Storage‌]

Supervisor: Sam Krevor

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

Supervisor: Sam Krevor

Understanding How Serpentinisation Affects Marine Magnetic Anomalies [Info Sheet - Cyprus]
Supervisors: Adrian Muxworthy and Jenny Collier

Biomagnetic Monitoring For Urban Air Quality Assessment [Info Sheet - dust]
Supervisors: Adrian Muxworthy  and Gregg McIntosh (Canterbury Christ Church University)

Testing The Core-Mantle-Boundary & Large Igneous Province Hypothesis: A Full-Vector Palaeomagnetic Study Of The North Atlantic Igneous Province [Info Sheet - LIP]
Supervisors: Adrian Muxworthy  Morten Riishuus (Faroese Geological Survey) and Conall Mac Niocail (University of Oxford)

Understanding The Role Of Thermal Fluctuations On The Fidelity Of Magnetic Recording In Rocks And Meteorites [Info Sheet - Micromagnetism]
Supervisors: Adrian Muxworthy and Wyn Wililams (University of Edinburgh)

Determining the Magnetic Signature of Hydrocarbon-rich Environments: A numerical approach [Info Sheet - Hydro]
Supervisors: Adrian Muxworthy and Wyn Wililams (University of Edinburgh)

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)

Multi-scale characterization of water flow in submarine hydrothermal systems [Info Sheet - Rainbow-modelling+lab]

Supervisors: Michele PaulattoSam Krevor, Carl JacquemynMatthew Jackson

High resolution 3D imaging of an oceanic core complex: interaction of magma, water and faults on the mid-Atlantic ridge [Info Sheet - Rainbow_FWI]

Supervisors: Michele PaulattoJoanna Morgan

Multi-parameter geophysical imaging of Santorini Volcano [Info Sheet - Santorini]

Supervisors: Michele PaulattoJoanna Morgan

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

Please contact Ian Bastow for further information regarding this project. 

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

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