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
  • 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.



Nagy L, Tauxe L, Williams W, et al., 2022, Chasing tails: Insights from micromagnetic modeling for thermomagnetic recording in non-uniform magnetic structures, Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN:0094-8276

North TL, Collins G, Davison T, et al., 2022, The heterogeneous response of Martian meteorite Allan Hills 84001 to planar shock, Icarus, ISSN:0019-1035

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

Moreno R, Williams W, Muxworthy A, et al., 2022, The meaning of maxima and minima in first order reversal curves: determining the interaction between species in a sample, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, ISSN:0304-8853

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, Vol:10, ISSN:2296-6463

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