Unless otherwise stated, seminars take place in the Royal School of Mines Building, Prince Consort Road, on Tuesdays, 12.30-13.30.

Previous seminars (pre-2018)

Autumn 2017

Oct 10 G39 Jon Rotzien Basin Dynamics Toward improved modeling in turbidite depositional systems: Case studies from the Gulf of Mexico, Western Irish Namurian Basin, and Alpine Foreland Basin
Oct 24 G39 TBD    

Nov 7

Nov 8



Chiarenza Alfio

Grant Wach


Dalhousie University

Virtual habitats, fossil preservation and estimates of dinosaur biodiversity in the Cretaceous of North America

Petroleum Systems if Atlantic Canada

Nov 21 G39 Jonathan Weiss Leeds  
Dec 5 G39 Rebecca Bell Imperial  

Unlocking the secrets of slow slip with next-generation seismic experiments


Summer 2017

May 23 G38 Rob Barnes Imperial 3D field scale geological analysis of the martian surface and terrestrial data validation
June 6 G38 Phil Mannion Imperial Why the long face? Constraining 250 million years of decline on the crocodile line
June 20 G38 Marco Pizzi Imperial

Quantifying the tectonic influence on the distribution of slope channels in the toe-thrusts region, deep-water Niger Delta

July 4 G38 Richard Walker Leicester

Igneous intrusions as a record of regional tectonics.

July 11 G38 Jenni Robertson UCL Active faulting


Spring 2017

Jan 17 G35 Zoe Mildon UCL Faulting and Seismic Hazards
Jan 31 G35 Matt Fox Berkeley  Geomorphology and Thermochronology
Feb 14 G35  David Wilson Imperial Paleoclimate and paleoceanography
Feb 28 G35 Sanjeev Gupta Imperial  Geomorphology and Mars
Mar 14 G35 Michele Paulatto Imperial  Marine Geophysics

Autumn 2016

Oct 12 G38 Joel Scheingross GFZ Potsdam Mechanics of waterfall formation and retreat
Oct 19 2.42 Chris Jackson Imperial How do normal faults grow?
Oct 26 G38  Rob Lowther Imperial Rock store tour
Nov 2 G38  Jo Morgan Imperial  Drilling the Chicxulub crater - some preliminary findings 
Nov 9  G38  David Thornalley UCL The Day After Tomorrow, Yesterday - Has there been an exceptional 20th century slowdown of the ocean conveyor?
Nov 16 G38 Ian Davison Earthmoves How do seaward dipping reflectors form? A review of the evidence from field examples and seismic data

Nov 23

2.42 Feixiang Wei   Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing  Sr-Nd-Tl isotopes of the most recent volcanism on Tibetan Plateau
 Nov30 G38 Eleonore Resongles Imperial  Sources and transport of metals in surface waters of a Mediterranean watershed impacted by ancient mining activities


Spring 2016

Jan 20 G38 Roland Stumpf Imperial Platinum isotope anomalies in meteorites
Jan 27 G38 Liu Jianguo Imperial Sub-pixel image analysis for terrain super 3D data generation and change detection on Earth and on Mars
Feb 3 G38  Matt Piggott Imperial Numerical simulation and optimisation with multi-scale adaptive methods: current technology, applications and future roadmap
Feb 10 G38 Craig Magee Imperial  Lateral magma flow in mafic sill complexes: towards a paradigm shift in volcanology
Feb 17  G38  Karen Hudson-Edwards Birkbeck Mine Waste: Forms, Transformations and Global Cycling
Feb 24 G39 Sanjeev Gupta et al. Imperial India's water: Going, going, gone?

Mar 2

1.51 Mark Sephton Imperial What has organic geochemistry ever done for us? - A forensic geoscience and cosmochemistry approach
 Mar 9  Grantham board room  Saskia Goes Imperial   Geohazards sandpit, collaboration event. Earthquakes, landslides, eruptions, tsunami, impacts
Mar 16 G38 Stéphane Rondenay Bergen TBC


Summer & Autumn 2015

Jul 22 G38 Mike Lamb Caltech The mechanics of river deltas on Earth and Mars
Oct 7 G38 Vamsi Ganti Imperial What sets the size of river deltas?
Oct 14 G38 Eric Oelkers UCL Carbon Storage in Basalts: The CarbFix Story 2006-2015
Oct 21 G38 Robin Andrews Otago  Crater Creator: Simulating Maar Volcanoes in Laboratory and Field-Scale Settings
Oct 28  G38 Karen Hudson-Edwards   Birkbeck Mine Waste: Forms, Transformations and Global Cycling
Nov 4 G38 Susan Little Imperial New paradigms in oceanic nutrient cycling: the key role of the Southern Ocean
Nov 11 G38 Myriam Lambelet Imperial Nd in the marine environment: how and why?

Nov 18

G38 Rob Lowther Imperial

Tour of Imperial's rock collections. Meet at G38 at 13.00.

Nov 25

G38 E&P PhD Students Imperial 

15 min talks from PhD students in Earth Surface Processes cohort. Workshop will run from 13.00-16.00.

 Dec 2  G38  William Helland-Hansen  Bergen  The Spitsbergen Eocene foreland basin fill: New insights into a deltaic to deep-water depositional system


Spring 2015

Jan 14 G39 Susie Maidment Imperial Blood cells, collagen fibres and haemoglobin preserved in 75 million year old dinosaur specimens
Jan 21 G38 Teh-Ru Alex Song UCL Subducting asthenosphere: A renewed perspective of subduction zone flow field, mantle fabric and the nature of oceanic lithosphere
Jan 28 G38  Adam Laycock Imperial Using stable isotopes to trace engineered nanoparticles
Feb 4 G38 Catherine Annen Bristol Magma fluxes and the growth of magma chambers
Feb 11       No Talk
Feb 18 G38 James Hammond Imperial Constraining melt segregation in the crust and mantle from passive seismology
Feb 25 G39 Amy Gilligan Imperial Crustal structure variation across the western Himalayas and Tibet

Mar 4

G38 Ana Ferreira

Global radially anisotropic mantle structure from multiple datasets

Mar 11

12.30 - 14.00

G39 E&P PhD Students Imperial 

10-15 min talks for E&P PhD students

Amelia Davies, Helen Lacey, Jay Shah, Auriol Rae, Carl McDermott, Matt Reeve

Apr 1 G38 Nicky White Cambridge Anyone for cymatogeny? Or how mantle convection affects hydrocarbon exploration

Autumn 2014

Autumn 2014

Oct 8 G39 Samuel Kounaves
Tufts University Discovery of perchlorate on Mars by Phoenix and confirmation by Curiosity: Recent results and implications for habitability and organics
Oct 15   No talk    
Oct 22  G38  Richard Court Imperial Delivery of volatiles to Earth and Mars during the Late Heavy Bombardment
Oct 29 G39 Paula Koelemeijer ETH Zurich  Seismic imaging of the lowermost mantle and the long wavelength structure of the LL(S)VPs
Nov 5 G39 John MacDonald
Imperial Extending the carbonate clumped isotope thermometer into the subsurface
Nov 12  G39 Janice Kenney Imperial The effect of environmental interfaces on contaminant mobility
Nov 19 G39 Alex Whittaker Imperial Constraining sediment routing system responses to tectonics and climate
Nov 26 G39 David Thornalley

Geochemical evidence for a warm and stagnant glacial deep Arctic Ocean

Dec 3 G39 Anita Di Chiara Sao Paulo Paleosecular Variation of the Magnetic Field recorded in Pleistocene-Holocene volcanics from Pantelleria (Italy) and Azores Archipelago (Portugal): implication for local volcanic history

Autumn 2013 & Spring 2014

Unless otherwise stated, seminars take place in the Royal School of Mines Building, Prince Consort Road, on Wednesdays, 1-2 pm.

Autumn 2013

Sept 25 G38 

Rabiu Abubakar

Imperial  Experimental investigation of the formation of magnetic minerals in hydrocarbon environment (PhD 21 month seminar)
Oct 2  

No seminar

Oct 9 G38

 Dr. Robert McKay

VUW, New Zealand

Antarctic in a Warmer World: Insights from the past

Oct 16  G38 

Pedro Galindo 

Imperial Evolution of the Bahia Basin: Evidence for Vertical-Axis Block Rotation and Basin Inversion at the Caribbean Plate Margin, Offshore Colombia (PhD 21 month seminar)
Oct 23 G38 Prof. Mark Sephton  Imperial Future of Mars Exploration: Mars 2020 and Mars Sample Return
Oct 30 G38 

Dr. Mattias van Ginneken

Imperial Micrometeorites from the Transantarctic Mountains 
Nov 6 G38 

Dr. Chiara Petrone


M ixing, mingli ng and enclave crumbling in the post-Minoan dacitic magmas of Santorini volcano, Greece

Nov 13 G38 

 Dr. Jenny Collier & Dr. Saskia Goes

Imperial Volatile recycling in the Lesser Antilles (VOILA) - a new NERC-funded project
Nov 20 G38 

Dr. Arne Dossing

Imperial Plate tectonic evolution of the Arctic Ocean: New data and new views on the origin of the Amerasia Basin, the High Arctic LIP and the Eurasia Basin
Nov 27 G38

Dr. Craig Magee

Imperial Magma rheology variations in sheet intrusions
Dec 4  G38 Dr. Fabio Crameri  ETH Zurich The interaction between subduction-related mantle currents and surface topography

Spring 2014

Jan 15 G38  Dr. Bernie Coakley
University of Fairbanks, Alaska Exploring the Arctic Ocean with submarines and surface vessels
Jan 22  G38       
Jan 29 G38 < strong> Dr. Chris Jackson Imperial Understanding intrasalt structures
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Feb 12  < strong> ;2.42 Clara Ro driguez Imperial Stratigraphy of salt basins with emphasis in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil
Feb 19  G38  Dr. Trevor Almeida Imperial Visualisation of nano-scale magnetic fields and the implications for reliable interpretation of paleomagnetic data
Feb 26  G41   Dr. Frances Jenner 
Open University 

The Chalcophile (sulfur-loving) cycle: from MORB to Crust’

Mar 5 G38 Dr. Gareth Roberts  Imperial TBA
Mar 12 G38 Field Classes  no seminar  
Mar 19 G38 Field Classes  no seminar  
Mar 26 G38 Field Classes no seminar  
Apr 2 G38  Dr. Torben Stichel Imperial Neodymium in Seawater
Apr 9 G38      
Apr 16 G38      
Apr 23 G38

 Dr. Rhodri Davies

ANU On the relationship between volcanic hotspot locations, the reconstructed eruption sites of large igneous provinces, and deep mantle seismic structure
Apr 30 3.01D       

May 7

May 14 G38  Dr. Tamsin Edwards Bristol Risk assessments f o r the consequences of Antarctic ice sheet instability
May 21 G38 Dr. Jennifer Le Blond  Imperial Podoconiosis, and other medical geology problems
May 28 G38  

For further details, contact Gareth Roberts.