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ESE July Newsletter


ESE Students make wisely, your household green-energy steward


Overview of happenings in ESE: publications, award and recognition, impact and new staff.


Award and Recognition
New Staff


Bullen, J. C., Kenney, P. L., Fearn, S., Kafizas, A., Skinner, S., & Weiss, D. J. (2020). Improved accuracy in multicomponent surface complexation models using surface-sensitive analytical techniques: Adsorption of arsenic onto a TiO2/Fe2O3 multifunctional sorbent, 580, 834-849.

Cooper, G. F., Macpherson, C. G., Blundy, J. D. et al. (2020). Variable water input controls evolution of the Lesser Antilles volcanic arc. Nature 582, 525–529.
The following members of ESE are co-authors of this publication: Benjamin Maunder, Robert W. Allen, Saskia Goes, Jenny S. Collier and Stephen P. Hicks.

Czarnota, K., Hoggard, M. J., Richards, F. D., Teh, M., Huston, D. L., Jaques, A. L. and Ghelichkhan, S. (2020). Minerals on the edge: Sediment-hosted base metal endowment above steps in lithospheric thickness, Exploring for the Future: Extended Abstracts, Geoscience Australia, Canberra

Hoggard, M. J., Czarnota, K., Richards, F. D., Huston, D. L., Jaques, A.L. and Ghelichkhan, S. (2020). Global distribution of sediment-hosted metals controlled by craton edge stability, Nature Geoscience, 13, 504-510

Huston, D. L., Champion, D. C., Czarnota, K., Hutchens, M., Hoggard, M. J., Ware, B., Richards, F. D., Gibson, G. M., Carr, G., Tessalina, S. (2020). Lithospheric-scale controls on zinc–lead–silver deposits of the North Australian Zinc Belt: evidence from isotopic and geophysical data, Exploring for the Future: Extended Abstracts, Geoscience Australia, Canberra

Klöcking, M., Hoggard, M. J., Rodríguez Tribaldos, V., Richards, F. D., Guimarães, J. A., Maclennan, J. C. and White, N. J., (2020). A tale of two domes: Neogene to recent volcanism and dynamic uplift of northeast Brazil and southwest Africa, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, In Press

Kounoudis R., Bastow, I. D., Ogden, C. S., Goes, S., Jenkins, J., Grant, B., & Braham, C. (2020). Seismic tomographic imaging of the Eastern Mediterranean mantle: Implications for terminal-stage subduction, the uplift of Anatolia, and the development of the North Anatolian Fault. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21(7), e2020GC009009. DOI: 10.1029/2020GC009009

Mesa, D., Morrison, A. J. & Brito-Parada, P. R. (2020). The effect of impeller-stator design on bubble size: Implications for froth stability and flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 157, 106533.DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2020.106533

Mitrovica J. X., Austermann J., Coulson, S., Creveling, J. R., Hoggard, M. J., Jarvis, G. T. and Richards, F. D. (2020). Dynamic topography and ice age paleoclimate, Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 48, 585-621

Nugraha, H. D., Jackson, C. A. L., Johnson, H. D., & Hodgson, D. M. (2020). Lateral variability in strain along a mass-transport complex (MTC) toewall: a case study from the Makassar Strait, offshore Indonesia. Journal of the Geological Society, 13 July 2020 

Richards, F. D., Hoggard, M. J., White, N. J. and Ghelichkhan, S. (2020). Quantifying the relationship between short-wavelength dynamic topography and thermomechanical structure of the upper mantle using calibrated parameterization of anelasticity, Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 125, e2019JB019062

Richards, F. D., Hoggard, M. J., Crosby, A. J., Ghelichkhan, S. and White, N. J. (2020). Structure and Dynamics of the Oceanic Lithosphere-Asthenosphere System, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, In Press.

Sullivan, K., Moore, R. E. T., Rehkämper, M., Leybourne, M. I., Layton-Matthews, D., Puxty, J., Kyser, K., (2020) Postprandial zinc stable isotope response in human blood serum, Metallomics, DOI: 10.1039/D0MT00122H.

Vega-Garcia, D., Cilliers, J. J., & Brito-Parada, P. R. (2020). CFD modelling of particle classification in mini-hydrocyclones. Separation and Purification Technology 251, 117253

Award and Recognition

AGU Reviewer RecognitionRobert Zimmerman was recognized by the American Geophysical Union as an Outstanding Reviewer of 2019, for his reviews for the Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth.

WiselySome ESE UGs (Kevin Menden, Ananya Mirchandani, Tom Burns and Khaled Oozeer) took part in an international hackathon, called Code4Green organised by the government of Germany. They were one of the winning teams and have been invited to Berlin in September, for the next stage of the competition – to  pitch their idea in front of EU ministers for environment.  They made some code to help people plan their own consumption to make maximum use of locally renewable resources. See more here.


Philippa Mason will be the lead author in a consortium of Sixense & Imperial College London, with support from experts at Royal Holloway, Crossrail and Thames Tideway. They have been selected to produce a national guidance report on the application of 'Earth Observation and InSAR technology in civil infrastructure' on behalf of CIRIA (Construction Industry Research and Information Association). These guidelines will draw on the research and extensive operational experience of the consortium members and will detail current practices, illustrated with case study examples, and outline respective advantages and limitations of the various techniques to assist all users and, in particular, those involved in asset management and construction.
Civil engineering and infrastructure (construction, maintenance and monitoring) are activities which demand high spatiotemporal accuracy, precision and detail of observations and measurements. Satellite borne remote sensing techniques are now able to produce data and information of a quality which satisfies such requirements. Yet there are few standards and regulations for best practice in the production and use of Earth Observation products. CIRIA has therefore recognised a need to inform stakeholders, to realise the full potential of Earth observation techniques in both research and commercial operations; hence this guidance report will form a much needed and important step towards establishing the employment of Earth Observation techniques as a matter of ongoing best practice for asset management in all infrastructure projects.CIRIA-sixense-Imperial

New Staff

Riki Clarke has recently joined the ESE Undergraduate Education Team as the Undergraduate Programme Coordinator.  He will have overall responsibility for programme delivery and will act as the first point of call for undergraduate enquiries. 
Riki’s first role in Higher Education was in the Admissions Team in the Imperial Registry some years ago.  He has gone on to work in a number of other areas such as Systems Development, Exams and Student Finance at a range of institutions including the Royal Academy of Dance, International House Moscow and most recently SOAS, thus bringing a wealth of experience to assist us.


Jemimah-Sandra Samuel

Jemimah-Sandra Samuel
Department of Earth Science & Engineering


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