Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Visiting Professor



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Prof. Martin Siegert FRSE has been the Co-Director of the Grantham Institute since May 2014. Previously, he was Director of the Bristol Glaciology Center at Bristol University, where he is now a visiting Professor, and Head of the School of GeoSciences at Edinburgh University, where he now holds an Honorary Professorship.

He led the Lake Ellsworth Consortium - a UK-NERC funded programme that designed an experiment to explore a large subglacial lake beneath the ice of West Antarctica. He has undertaken three Antarctic field seasons, using geophysics to measure the subglacial landscape and to understand what it tells us about past changes in Antarctica and elsewhere.

In 2013 he was awarded the Martha T. Muse Prize for excellence in Antarctic science and policy, and in 2007 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.



Dow C, Ross N, Jeofry H, et al., 2022, Antarctic basal environment shaped by high-pressure flow through a subglacial river system, Nature Geoscience, Vol:15, ISSN:1752-0894, Pages:892-898

Clayton T, Duddu R, Siegert M, et al., 2022, A stress-based poro-damage phase field model for hydrofracturing of creeping glaciers and ice shelves, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol:272, ISSN:0013-7944, Pages:1-24

McCormack FS, Roberts JL, Dow CF, et al., 2022, Fine‐scale geothermal heat flow in Antarctica can increase simulated subglacial melt estimates, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:49, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:1-9

Yan S, Blankenship D, Greenbaum J, et al., 2022, A newly discovered subglacial lake in East Antarctica likely hosts a valuable sedimentary record of ice and climate change, Geology (boulder), Vol:50, ISSN:0091-7613, Pages:949-953

Mantelli E, Bryant M, Seroussi H, et al., 2022, Layer geometry as a constraint on the physics of sliding onset

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