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



Agudo ÒC, Da Silva NV, Warner M, et al., 2018, Acoustic full-waveform inversion in an elastic world, Geophysics, Vol:83, ISSN:0016-8033, Pages:R257-R271

Yao G, da Silva NV, Warner M, et al., 2018, Separation of Migration and Tomography Modes of Full-Waveform Inversion in the Plane Wave Domain, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, Vol:123, ISSN:2169-9313, Pages:1486-1501

Arnoux GM, Toomey DR, Hooft EEE, et al., 2017, Seismic evidence that black smoker heat flux is influenced by localized magma replenishment and associated increases in crustal permeability, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:44, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:1687-1695


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

Agudo OC, Da Silva NV, Warner M, et al., 2017, Addressing viscous effects in acoustic full-waveform inversion

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