Imperial College London

Dr Valentin LAURENT

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Senior Teaching Fellow in Pedagogic Transformation







Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





I am a field geologist specialized in structural geology, metamorphic petrology and petrochronology. I teach core courses in structural geology, metamorphic petrology and field geology, and supervise student projects. My research is focused on the parameters controlling the rheology of the lithosphere, with a particular interest in subduction zones, treating natural cases in order to consider their natural complexity. Recently, I developed my research portfolio toward pedagogical research, studying the impact of teaching fieldwork virtually instead of outdoor on the student learning experience. I am also interested in engaging students as partners in Higher Education.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Laurent V, Lanari P, Nair I, et al., 2018, Exhumation of eclogite and blueschist (Cyclades, Greece): Pressure-temperature evolution determined by thermobarometry and garnet equilibrium modelling, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, Vol:36, ISSN:0263-4929, Pages:769-798

Laurent V, Huet B, Labrousse L, et al., 2017, Extraneous argon in high-pressure metamorphic rocks: Distribution, origin and transport in the Cycladic Blueschist Unit (Greece), Lithos, Vol:272, ISSN:0024-4937, Pages:315-335

Laurent V, Jolivet L, Roche V, et al., 2016, Strain localization in a fossilized subduction channel: Insights from the Cycladic Blueschist Unit (Syros, Greece), Tectonophysics, Vol:672, ISSN:0040-1951, Pages:150-169

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