UCL Earth Sciences

Dr Tom M. Mitchell

Dr Tom M. Mitchell

Dr Tom M. Mitchell



Lecturer in Earthquake Geology, Fault Mechanics and Experimental Rock Deformation Pearson Building 225

Courses Taught: 

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

London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership 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.tommmitchell.com

Research Publications

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