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.



Abubakar R, Muxworthy A, Fraser A, et al., 2020, Mapping hydrocarbon charge-points in the Wessex Basin using seismic, geochemistry and mineral magnetics, Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol:111, ISSN:1873-4073, Pages:510-528

Harrison RJ, Zhao X, Hu P, et al., 2019, Simulation of remanent, transient, and induced first-order reversal curve (FORC) diagrams for interacting particles with uniaxial, cubic, and hexagonal anisotropy, G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an Electronic Journal of the Earth Sciences, ISSN:1525-2027

Maidment S, Muxworthy A, 2019, A chronostratigraphic framework for the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation, western USA, Journal of Sedimentary Research, Vol:89, ISSN:1527-1404, Pages:1017-1038

Zhang Y, Muxworthy AR, Jia D, et al., 2019, Identifying and dating the destruction of hydrocarbon reservoirs using secondary chemical remanent magnetization, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:46, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:11100-11108

Nagy L, Williams W, Tauxe L, et al., 2019, From nano to micro: evolution of magnetic domain structures in multi‐domain magnetite, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Vol:20, ISSN:1525-2027, Pages:2907-2918

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