‌The department conducts research in a wide range of geophysics problems from pure Earth and Planetary Science to applied geophysics. If you are interested in one of the projects listed below please feel free to contact the associated staff.


Understanding slow slip earthquake mechanisms and seismic hazard using local earthquakes: Hikurangi margin, New Zealand [Info Sheet - SSE]

Supervisors: Ian BastowRebecca Bell (Earth Science and Engineering Department, Imperial College), Bill Fry (GNS Science)

Investigating subduction plate boundary earthquake hazards using controlled-source seismic data [Info Sheet - VISIT]

Supervisors: Rebecca Bell (Earth Science and Engineering Department, Imperial College), Gareth Crutchley (GEOMAR), Dan Bassett (GNS), Christian Berndt (GEOMAR), Ake Fagereng (Cardiff University)

Biomagnetic Monitoring as an Urban Air Quality Assessment [Info Sheet - Green Dust]
Supervisors: Adrian Muxworthy and David Green (School of Public Health, Imperial)

Testing the Core-Mantle-Boundary & Large Igneous Province Hypothesis: A Full-Vector Palaeomagnetic Study of the North Atlantic Igneous Province [Info Sheet - LIP]
Supervisors: Adrian Muxworthy, Morten Riishuus (Faroese Geological Survey) and Conall Mac Niocaill (University of Oxford)

Understanding the Role of Low Pressure Shock Waves on the Fidelity of Magnetic Recording in Rocks and Meteorites [Info Sheet - Micromagnetic Stress]
Supervisors: Adrian Muxworthy and Wyn Williams (University of Edinburgh)

Determining the Magnetic Signature of Hydrocarbon-Rich Environments: A Numerical Approach [Info Sheet - Hydro]
Supervisors: Adrian Muxworthy and Wyn Williams (University of Edinburgh)

Determining Ancient Field Intensities from Shock Remanent Magnetisations in Rocks and Meteorites [Info Sheet - SRM]
Supervisors: Adrian Muxworthy and Gareth Collins

Automated Crater Detection and Classification with Machine Learning [Info Sheet - Automated Crater Detection‌]

Supervisors: Professor Gareth CollinsDr. Navjot Kukreja (Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool), Assoc. Professor Nicholas Warner (Department of Geological Sciences, SUNY Geneseo, USA)

Understanding how subduction has shaped Circum-Pacific tectonics using 3D numerical models [Info Sheet - Subduction dynamics‌]

Supervision: Prof Saskia Goes, Dr Gareth Roberts

Structure and Evolution of the African Plate from Geophysical Observations [Info Sheet - Structure and Evolution of the African Plate]

Supervision: Prof Saskia Goes, Dr Gareth Roberts

Tectonics of the North America/South America plate boundary [Info Sheet_Tectonics of the North America-South America plate boundary]

Supervised by Profs. Jenny Collier (Imperial) and Tim Henstock (Southampton)

Structure and tsunamigenic potential of the Lesser Antilles accretionary prism ‌[Info Sheet - Lesser Antilles Accretionary Prism]

Supervised by Profs. Jenny Collier (Imperial) and Tim Henstock (Southampton)

CASE studentship: Pore-to-core linkages and upscaling for CO2 Storage in carbonates [Info sheet: Digital Rock CO2 Storage]

Supervisor: Sam Krevor

Global CO2 storage capacity: Modeling limitations of geography and injectivity [Info sheet: CO2 storage capacity]

Supervisor: Sam Krevor

Multi-scale characterization of water flow in submarine hydrothermal systems [Info Sheet - Rainbow-modelling+lab]

Supervisors: Michele PaulattoSam Krevor, Carl JacquemynMatthew Jackson

High resolution 3D imaging of an oceanic core complex: interaction of magma, water and faults on the mid-Atlantic ridge [Info Sheet - Rainbow_FWI]

Supervisors: Michele PaulattoJoanna Morgan

Multi-parameter geophysical imaging of Santorini Volcano [Info Sheet - Santorini]

Supervisors: Michele PaulattoJoanna Morgan

Simulating submarine slide tsunami inundation of the Shetland Islands [Info Sheet]

Gareth CollinsMatt Piggott, Sue Dawson (Dundee)

Histories of mantle convection: Constraints from Arabia's landscape [details]

Gareth Roberts, Alex Whittaker , Dylan Rood

Modeling landscape evolution through space and time [Landscape_PhD_2016]

Gareth Roberts, Matthew Piggott, Gareth Collins, Alex Whittaker

Continental Uplift and Erosion From Drainage Patterns: Predicting Sedimentary Flux to Passive Margins  [Info Sheet]

Gareth Roberts and Matt Piggott

Redundancy, retiming and data flow in compiling finite-difference applications for many core architectures [Info Sheet]

Gerard Gorman, Paul Kelly and Fabio Luporini

Magmatism and Continental Breakup in the South Atlantic [Info Sheet]

Jenny Collier, Gareth Roberts and Lidia Lonergan 

Fluid dynamics of magma reservoirs [Info sheet: Fluid dynamics of magma reservoirs‌]

Matthew JacksonPablo Salinas, Haiyang Hu and Jon Blundy (University of Oxford)

Modelling the Giant South Pole-Aitken basin [Info sheet: Modelling the Giant South Pole-Aitken basin]

Professor Gareth Collins (g.collins@imperial.ac.uk)

Meteoroid fragmentation in planetary atmospheres and the formation of crater clusters on Earth and Mars [Info sheet: Meteoroid fragmentation]

Professor Gareth Collins (g.collins@imperial.ac.uk)