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 ÓC, Vieira Da Silva N, Warner M, et al., 2018, Addressing viscous effects in acoustic full-waveform inversion, Geophysics, Vol:83, ISSN:0016-8033, Pages:R611-R628

, 2018, Semi-global inversion of v<inf>p</inf> to v<inf>s</inf> ratio for elastic wavefield inversion, Inverse Problems, Vol:34, ISSN:0266-5611

, 2018, Acoustic full-waveform inversion in an elastic world, Geophysics, Vol:83, ISSN:0016-8033, Pages:R257-R271

Kalinicheva T, 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


Warner M, 2018, Improving seismic image with high resolution velocity model from AWI starting with 1D initial model - case study barents sea

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