Imperial College London

Professor Adrian Muxworthy

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Professor of Earth and Planetary Magnetism



+44 (0)20 7594 6442adrian.muxworthy




4.48Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






  • Geomagnetic field variation
  • Unravelling complex magnetic signals
  • Anthropogenic pollution
  • Mineral magnetism applied to hydrocarbon research
  • Evolution of volcanic processes
  • Magnetotactic bacteria
  • Meteoritic magnetism (with IARC)

I head the Natural Magnetism Group at Imperial, am a member of the Geodynamics: Core to Surface group and the EPSRC funded SPIN-lab,  and am a Principal Investigator at the London Centre for Nanotechnology.

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Adrian is a Professor of Earth and Planetary Magnetism at Imperial College London, where he heads the Natural Magnetism Group. He was a Royal Society University Research Fellow from 2004 to 2012. Before that he held post-doctoral research positions at the University of Edinburgh, University of Toronto, Univ. M√ľnchen and the GFZ Potsdam. He completed his D.Phil. at the University of Oxford, and was an undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh. He spent a year at the GFZ Potsdam whilst a Royal Society URF.



Badejo SA, Muxworthy AR, Fraser A, et al., 2021, Using magnetic techniques to calibrate hydrocarbon migration in petroleum systems modelling: A Case Study from the Lower Tertiary, UK Central North Sea, Geophysical Journal International, Vol:227, ISSN:0956-540X, Pages:617-631

Badejo S, Fraser A, Neumaier M, et al., 2021, 3D Petroleum Systems Modelling as an exploration tool in mature basins: A study from the Central North Sea, UK., Marine and Petroleum Geology, ISSN:0264-8172

Hu P, Oda H, Zhao X, et al., 2021, Assessment of magnetic techniques for understanding complex mixtures of magnetite and hematite: the Inuyama red chert, Journal of Geophysics Research - Solid Earth

Chang L, Hong H, Bai F, et al., 2020, Detrital remanent magnetization of single-crystal silicates with magnetic inclusions: constraints from deposition experiments, Geophysical Journal International, ISSN:0956-540X

Zhang Y, Muxworthy A, Jia D, et al., 2020, Fluid migration and widespread remagnetization in the Dabashan fold and thrust belt, China, Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, Vol:125, ISSN:2169-9356

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