Imperial College London

MissSophie WenjiaoPan

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Casual - Student demonstrator - lower rate







3.49HRoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





My PhD focuses on the evolution of fault networks in rift basins. With advances in computational power we are now able to produce high resolution 3D numerical models to see how faults initiate, propagate and interact. However, whether numerical models are geologically realistic has not been established. I quantitatively compared the output of numerical models with the observed fault patterns in seismic data - this provides valuable insight in to the early stages of continental rifting. 


  • 2017 - 2022: PhD researcher, Basins Research Group, Imperial College London
  • 2016 - 2017: MSc Petroleum Geoscience, Imperial College London
  • 2013 - 2016: BSc Geology, University College London

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Pan S, Naliboff J, Bell R, et al., 2022, Kinematic and rheological controls on rift-related fault evolution

Pan S, Naliboff J, Bell R, et al., 2022, Bridging spatiotemporal scales of normal fault growth during continental extension using high-resolution 3D numerical models, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Vol:23, ISSN:1525-2027, Pages:1-16

Pan S, Bell RE, Jackson CA-L, et al., 2021, Evolution of normal fault displacement and length as continental lithosphere stretches, Basin Research, Vol:34, ISSN:0950-091X, Pages:121-140

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