prof peter sammonds

  • Prof
  • Peter
  • Robert
  • Sammonds
  • Prof Peter Sammonds
  • Tel: 07795056201
  • Ex: 32422
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  • 1992-04-09
  • 2014
  • Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
  • University College London
  • Gower Street
  • London
  • WC1E 6BT
Joined UCL
  • 1992-04-09

Research Summary

My research aims are to investigate the mechanics of the Earth's crust and ice sheets by studying the fundamental physics and mechanics of geological materials, through theory, field work and laboratory experiments. The Earth's crust and ice sheets are the parts of the solid Earth with which humankind interact directly, and therefore of the greatest interest to me. I apply my research towards studying the impacts of climate change and natural hazards, particularly in relation to my role as Director, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction.

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Academic Background

  • Award Year
  • 1988
    Doctor of Philosophy
    University College London
  • 1981
    Bachelor of Science
    University of Bristol


Director, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, 2010 to present

Professor of Geophysics, Department of Earth Sciences, UCL, 2001 to present.

NERC-ESRC Strategic Advisor, Increasing Resilience programme, 2010 to present

Deputy Head of Department, Earth Sciences, UCL, 2006 to 2010

Professor, Centre for Earthquake Prediction Research, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, 1999.

Royal Society University Research Fellow, Dept. of Earth Sciences, UCL, 1992 to 2001.

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