Imperial College London

Dr Richard Ghail

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 6001r.ghail Website




534Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Research Interests

  • The London Basin Forum: Basin Structures
  • Intraplate Processes and the Neotectonics of Great Britain
  • Plate Tectonics on Buoyant Lithospheres: subcrustal plate tectonics on Venus
  • EnVision: understanding why our most Earth-like neighbour is so different


  • Lecturer in Engineering Geology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial 2009; date
  • Principal Engineer, JMP Consultants Limited 2008; 2009
  • Senior Engineer, JMP Consultants Limited 2006; 2008
  • Admissions Tutor, Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London; 2002; 2005
  • PPARC-Funded PostDoc, TH Huxley School, Imperial College; 1998; 2002
  • PhD Planetary Geology, Lancaster University; 1991; 1995
  • BSc (Hons) Geology, Imperial College; 1988; 1991

Associated People

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Ghail R, 2015, Rheological and petrological implications for a stagnant lid regime on Venus, Planetary and Space Science, Vol:113, ISSN:0032-0633, Pages:2-9

Ghail RC, Wilson L, 2015, A pyroclastic flow deposit on Venus, Special Publication - Geological Society of London, Vol:401, ISSN:0305-8719, Pages:97-106

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