Imperial College London

ProfessorTinavan de Flierdt

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Head of the Department of Earth Science and Engineering



+44 (0)20 7594 1290tina.vandeflierdt




G.30Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Research Interests

  • Paleoceanography
  • Paleoclimate
  • Chemical Oceanography & Pollution
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet History

Education and Professional Experience

  • Head of Department, Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, 2021 -
  • Professor, Imperial College London, 2017 -
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Reader, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, 2007 - 2017
  • Adjunct (Senior) Research Scientist, L-DEO, 2008 -
  • Storke Doherty Lecturer, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and L-DEO, Columbia University, 2006 - 2008
  • Doherty Associate Research Scientist, L-DEO, 2005 - 2008
  • Lamont-Doherty Postdoctoral Fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (L-DEO), 2003 - 2005
  • PhD in Natural Sciences (Isotope Geochemistry and Palaeoceanography), ETH Zuerich, 2000 - 2003
  • Diplom in Geology (Geochemistry and Petrology), University of Bonn, 2000

SELECTED Community service

  • 2018 - 2021: UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Panel
  • 2018 - 2020: Member and then Chair, Joint Publications Committee, Meteoritical Society and the Geochemical Society 
  • 2016 - 2021: Associate Editor, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
  • 2016 - 2021: UK representative, GEOTRACES Scientific Steering Committee (
  • 2015 - 2016: Editor, Geochemical News
  • 2014 - 2016: Royal Society International Exchange Committee
  • 2014 - 2021: GEOTRACES Standards & Intercalibration Committee (
  • 2011 - 2014: NERC Peer Review College

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Struve T, Wilson DJ, Hines SKV, et al., 2022, A deep Tasman outflow of Pacific waters during the last glacial period, Nature Communications, Vol:13, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-10

Stokes CR, Abram NJ, Bentley MJ, et al., 2022, Response of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet to past and future climate change, Nature, Vol:608, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:275-286

Patterson MO, Levy RH, Kulhanek DK, et al., 2022, Sensitivity of the West Antarctic Ice sheet to +2 degrees C (SWAIS 2C), Scientific Drilling, Vol:30, ISSN:0734-5615, Pages:101-112

Marschalek J, Zurli L, Talarico F, et al., 2021, A large West Antarctic Ice Sheet explains Early Neogene sea-level amplitude, Nature, Vol:600, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:450-455

Klages JP, Salzmann U, Bickert T, et al., 2020, Temperate rainforests near the South Pole during peak Cretaceous warmth, Nature, Vol:580, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:81-86

Struve T, Wilson DJ, van de Flierdt T, et al., 2020, Middle Holocene expansion of Pacific Deep Water into the Southern Ocean, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:117, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:889-894

Wilson DJ, Bertram R, Needham E, et al., 2018, Ice loss from the East Antarctic Ice Sheet during late Pleistocene interglacials, Nature, Vol:561, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:383-386

Schlitzer R, Anderson RF, Dodas EM, et al., 2018, The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2017, Chemical Geology, Vol:493, ISSN:0009-2541, Pages:210-223

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