UCL Earth Sciences

Dr Tom M. Mitchell

Dr Tom M. Mitchell

Dr Tom Mitchell



Reader in Earthquake Geology and Rock Physics Pearson Building 225

Courses Taught: 

GEOL2026 Maps, Images and Structures
GEOL2027 Structural Geology and Tectonics
GEOL3042 Geological and Environmental Mapping

GEOL3047 Seismology I (Contributor)
GEOLM905 Independent MSci Project (Contributor)
GEOLGG99 MSc Dissertation (Contributor)

London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership Core Training
London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership Fieldtrip

Research Group(s):

Rock and Ice Physics Laboratory
Ice Physics Laboratory
Rock Fluids Laboratory
Rock Mechanics Laboratory

Email Address:

Telephone Number: 

tom.mitchell@ucl.ac.uk 020 7679 7361 (37361)

My research to date has been primarily concerned with two main areas;

  • the experimental deformation of rocks under simulated geological conditions, in order to help interpret natural processes such as faulting and earthquake mechanics and
  • detailed field studies on the structure and properties of strike-slip fault zones over a range of scales to further understand fault growth processes, subsequent mechanics, and bulk hydraulic and seismological properties of a fault zone

I have always been very conscious of the need to relate laboratory work with nature.  To this end, in addition to laboratory based experimentation, through my primary training as a geologist, I have carried out a lot of field-based research, often being able to bring an experimentalist‘s approach to illuminate essentially field-geological problems. 

For further details of my research, please visit my research website at www.tommymitch.com

Research Publications

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