Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Emeritus Professor of Geophysics



+44 (0)20 7594 6423j.v.morgan




1.46CRoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






  • Professor, Imperial College London 2011- date
  • Reader, Imperial College London  2004-2011
  • Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London  2000-2004
  • PhD Marine Geophysics, Cambridge, UK  1984-1988
  • Schlumberger wireline engineer, Italy  1982-1984
  • Field geophysics, Australia  1980-1982
  • BSc Geophysics, Southampton, UK  1980

Recent Measures of Esteem

Member IARC

Member Earth and Planets

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Goderis S, Sato H, Ferrière L, et al., 2021, Globally distributed iridium layer preserved within the Chicxulub impact structure., Science Advances, Vol:7, ISSN:2375-2548, Pages:1-14

Artemieva N, Morgan J, 2020, Global K‐Pg layer deposited from a dust cloud, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:47, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:1-8

Schaefer B, Grice K, Coolen MJL, et al., 2020, Microbial life in the nascent Chicxulub crater, Geology, Vol:48, ISSN:0091-7613, Pages:328-332

Gulick SPS, Bralower T, Ormö J, et al., 2019, The first day of the Cenozoic, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:116, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:19342-19351

Hooft EEE, Heath BA, Toomey DR, et al., 2019, Seismic imaging of Santorini: subsurface constraints on caldera collapse and present-day magma recharge, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol:514, ISSN:0012-821X, Pages:48-61

Riller U, Poelchau MH, Rae A, et al., 2018, Rock fluidization during peak-ring formation of large impact structures, Nature, Vol:562, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:511-518

Lowery CM, Bralower TJ, Owens JD, et al., 2018, Rapid recovery of life at ground zero of the end-Cretaceous mass extinction, Nature, Vol:558, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:288-291

Morgan JV, Artemieva N, Expedition 364 Science Party, 2017, Quantifying the release of climate-active gases by large meteorite impacts with a case study of Chicxulub, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:44, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:10180-10188

Morgan JV, Gulick SPS, Bralower T, et al., 2016, The formation of peak rings in large impact craters, Science, Vol:354, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:878-882

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