Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering




+44 (0)20 7594 6535m.warner




Ms Daphne Salazar +44 (0)20 7594 7401




RSM 1.46CRoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Research Interests

  • Crustal & exploration seismology
  • Impact cratering
  • Seismic inversion
  • Neural networks in exploration seismology
  • Time-lapse seismics
  • Helioseismology

Recent Measures of Esteem

  • 2004- Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Geophysics and Engineering
  • 2007-12 Raise £1 million from Petroleum Geo-Services for research and teaching in petroleum geophysics
  • 2007 Signed £1.2 million contract through the ITF for 3D wavefield tomography
  • 2005 Guido Bonarelli Award, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers for paper


  • Professor of Geophysics, Imperial College   2000-date
  • Reader in Geophysics, Imperial College   1995-2000
  • BP Lecturer in Geophysics, Imperial College   1989-1994
  • BIRPS core group, Bullard Labs, Cambridge   1982-1989
  • NERC Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh   1979-1982
  • DPhil - Magnetospheric Physics (University of York)   1979
  • BA Physics & Philosophy (University of York)   1974



Morgan JV, Warner MR, Arnoux G, et al., Next-Generation Seismic Experiments Part II: Wide-Angle, Multi-Azimuth, 3-D, Full-Waveform Inversion of sparse field data, Geophysical Journal International, ISSN:1365-246X

Silverton A, Warner M, Morgan J, et al., 2016, Offset-variable density improves acoustic full-waveform inversion: a shallow marine case study, Geophysical Prospecting, Vol:64, ISSN:0016-8025, Pages:1201-1214

Warner M, Guasch L, 2016, Adaptive waveform inversion: Theory, Geophysics, Vol:81, ISSN:0016-8033, Pages:R429-R445

Warner M, Ratcliffe A, Nangoo T, et al., 2013, Anisotropic 3D full-waveform inversion, Geophysics, Vol:78, ISSN:0016-8033, Pages:R59-R80


Yao G, Debens HA, Umpleby A, et al., Adaptive Finite Difference for Seismic Wavefield Modelling, 77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015

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