Imperial College London

Dr. Adrian Muxworthy

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Reader in 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 currently a Reader in 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. München 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.



Hu P, Oda H, Zhao X, et al., 2021, Assessment of magnetic techniques for understanding complex mixtures of magnetite and hematite: the Inuyama red chert, Journal of Geophysics Research - Solid Earth

Chang L, Hong H, Bai F, et al., 2020, Detrital remanent magnetization of single-crystal silicates with magnetic inclusions: constraints from deposition experiments, Geophysical Journal International, ISSN:0956-540X

Zhang Y, Muxworthy A, Jia D, et al., 2020, Fluid migration and widespread remagnetization in the Dabashan fold and thrust belt, China, Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, Vol:125, ISSN:2169-9356

Heslop D, Roberts AP, Oda H, et al., 2020, An automatic model selection‐based machine learning framework to estimate FORC distributions, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, Vol:125, ISSN:2169-9313, Pages:1-16

Badejo SA, Muxworthy A, Fraser A, et al., 2020, Identification of magnetic enhancement at hydrocarbon/water contacts, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (aapg) Bulletin, ISSN:0149-1423

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