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

  • Full-waveform seismic inversion
  • Crustal & exploration seismology
  • Machine learning
  • Medical FWI

Recent Measures of Esteem

  • 2015 Guido Bonarelli Award:  For the paper "Adaptive waveform inversion – FWI without cycle skipping", presented at the 76th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, Amsterdam, June 2014. 
  • 2013 Society of Exploration Geophysicists: Best paper in Geophysics for "Anisotropic 3D full-waveform inversion"
  • 2009 Guido Bonarelli Award:  For the paper  "Efficient and Effective 3D Wavefield Tomography", presented at the 70th EAGE Annual Conference, Rome, June 2008.
  • 2005 European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers: Best EAGE oral paper “Fully data-driven and robust techniques for seismic multiple attenuation”. 
  • 2005 - 2020  £8.8 million of awards to support the Fullwave consortium.


  • Professor of Geophysics, Imperial College  2000 - date
  • Chief Technical Officer, S-Cube  2015 - date 
  • Director of the Fullwave research consortium  2005 - date
  • Head of Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College  2001-2006
  • Reader in Geophysics, Imperial College  1995-2000
  • BP Lecturer in Geophysics, Imperial College  1989-1994
  • BIRPS core group, Bullard Labs, Cambridge  1982-1989
  • NERC Fellow, University of Edinburgh  1979-1982
  • DPhil Magnetospheric Physics, University of York  1979
  • BA Physics & Philosophy, University of York  1974



Hooft EEE, Heath BA, Toomey DR, et al., 2019, Corrigendum to “Seismic imaging of Santorini: Subsurface constraints on caldera collapse and present-day magma recharge” [Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 514 (2019) 48–61], Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol:515, ISSN:0012-821X, Pages:291-291

Hooft EEE, Heath BA, Toomey DR, et al., 2019, Seismic imaging of Santorini: Subsurface constraints on caldera collapse and present-day magma recharge, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol:514, ISSN:0012-821X, Pages:48-61

Guasch L, Warner M, Ravaut C, 2019, Adaptive waveform inversion: Practice, Geophysics, Vol:84, ISSN:0016-8033, Pages:R447-R461

Yao G, da Silva NV, Warner M, et al., 2019, Tackling cycle skipping in full-waveform inversion with intermediate data, Geophysics, Vol:84, ISSN:0016-8033, Pages:R411-R427

Da Silva NV, Yao G, Warner M, 2019, Semiglobal viscoacoustic full-waveform inversion, Geophysics, Vol:84, ISSN:0016-8033, Pages:R271-R293

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