Imperial College London

Professor Adrian Muxworthy

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Professor of Earth and Planetary Magnetism



+44 (0)20 7594 6442adrian.muxworthy




4.48Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






  • Geomagnetic field variation
  • Unravelling complex magnetic signals
  • Anthropogenic pollution
  • Mineral magnetism applied to hydrocarbon research
  • Evolution of volcanic processes
  • Magnetotactic bacteria
  • Meteoritic magnetism (with IARC)

I head the Natural Magnetism Group at Imperial, am a member of the Geodynamics: Core to Surface group and the EPSRC funded SPIN-lab,  and am a Principal Investigator at the London Centre for Nanotechnology.

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Adrian is a Professor of Earth and Planetary Magnetism at Imperial College London, where he heads the Natural Magnetism Group. He was a Royal Society University Research Fellow from 2004 to 2012. Before that he held post-doctoral research positions at the University of Edinburgh, University of Toronto, Univ. M√ľnchen and the GFZ Potsdam. He completed his D.Phil. at the University of Oxford, and was an undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh. He spent a year at the GFZ Potsdam whilst a Royal Society URF.



Muxworthy A, Baker E, 2021, ThellierCoolPy: A cooling-rate correction tool for paleointensity data, G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an Electronic Journal of the Earth Sciences, ISSN:1525-2027

Roberts AP, Zhao X, Hu P, et al., 2021, Magnetic domain state and anisotropy in hematite (alpha-Fe2O3) from first-order reversal curve diagrams, Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, ISSN:2169-9356

Noble JPP, Bending SJ, Sartbaeva A, et al., 2021, High Temperature, Real-Time and In-Situ Magnetometry for Direct Radio-Frequency Heating of Catalytic Reactions: Measurement and Modelling, Advanced Energy Materials

Badejo SA, Muxworthy A, Fraser A, et al., 2021, Identification of magnetic enhancement at hydrocarbon/water contacts, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (aapg) Bulletin, Vol:105, ISSN:0149-1423, Pages:1973-1991

Badejo SA, Muxworthy AR, Fraser A, et al., 2021, Using magnetic techniques to calibrate hydrocarbon migration in petroleum systems modelling: A Case Study from the Lower Tertiary, UK Central North Sea, Geophysical Journal International, Vol:227, ISSN:0956-540X, Pages:617-631

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