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 particularly interested in engaging students as partners in Higher Education and working toward improving Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity in Geosciences.

Together with Dominik Weiss, I am the ESE Undergraduate Senior Tutor. I am also part of the EDIC Committee.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Guillaume L, Laurent V, Genge MJ, 2023, Immersive and interactive three-dimensional virtual fieldwork: Assessing the student learning experience and value to improve inclusivity of geosciences degrees, Journal of Geoscience Education, Vol:71, ISSN:1089-9995, Pages:462-475

Laurent V, Scaillet S, Jolivet L, et al., 2021, <sup>40</sup>Ar behaviour and exhumation dynamics in a subduction channel from multi-scale <sup>40</sup>Ar/<sup>39</sup>Ar systematics in phengite, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol:311, ISSN:0016-7037, Pages:141-173

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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