Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Professor of Geophysics



+44 (0)20 7594 6423j.v.morgan




2.38BRoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






  • Professor, Imperial College London 2011- date
  • Reader, Imperial College London  2004-2011
  • Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London  2000-2004
  • PhD Marine Geophysics, Cambridge, UK  1984-1988
  • Schlumberger wireline engineer, Italy  1982-1984
  • Field geophysics, Australia  1980-1982
  • BSc Geophysics, Southampton, UK  1980

Recent Measures of Esteem

  • PESGB Stoneleigh Lectures, May 2018
  • AGU 2017, New Orleans Frontiers of Geophysics Keynote Lecture 
  • Co-chief scientist IODP drilling of the Chicxulub impact crater in 2016.

Member IARC

Member Earth and Planets

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Christeson GL, Gulick SPS, Morgan JV, et al., 2018, Extraordinary rocks from the peak ring of the Chicxulub impact crater: P-wave velocity, density, and porosity measurements from IODP/ICDP Expedition 364, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol:495, ISSN:0012-821X, Pages:1-11

Lowery CM, Bralower TJ, Owens JD, et al., 2018, Rapid recovery of life at ground zero of the end-Cretaceous mass extinction, Nature, Vol:558, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:288-291

Morgan JV, Artemieva N, Expedition 364 Science Party, 2017, Quantifying the release of climate-active gases by large meteorite impacts with a case study of Chicxulub, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:44, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:10180-10188

Morgan JV, 2016, The formation of peak rings in large impact craters, Science, Vol:354, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:878-882

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