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, Lam C, Green D, et al., 2022, Magnetic characterisation of London’s airborne nanoparticulate matter, Atmospheric Environment, Vol:287, ISSN:1352-2310, Pages:1-8

Abdulkarim M, Muxworthy AR, Fraser A, 2022, High temperature susceptibility measurements: A potential tool for the identification of oil water transition zone (OWTZ) in petroleum reservoirs, Frontiers in Earth Science, ISSN:2296-6463

Abdulkarim MA, Muxworthy A, Fraser A, et al., 2022, Effect of hydrocarbon presence and properties on the magnetic signature of the reservoir sediments of the Catcher Area Development (CAD) region, UK North Sea, Frontiers in Earth Science, Vol:10, ISSN:2296-6463, Pages:1-20

Roberts AP, Heslop D, Zhao X, et al., 2022, Unlocking information about fine magnetic particle assemblages from first-order reversal curve diagrams: Recent advances, Earth-science Reviews, Vol:227, ISSN:0012-8252

Abdulkarim M, Muxworthy A, Fraser A, et al., 2022, Siderite occurrence in petroleum systems and its potential as a hydrocarbon-migration proxy: a case study of the Catcher Area Development and the Bittern area, UK North Sea, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, ISSN:0920-4105

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