UCL Earth Sciences

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Current Students & Topics

See our student's contributions to Earth Sciences.

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Supervisors

Grant Body

Jabraan Ahmed
email Protocols in Shale Gas Extraction. Prof J. Thurow, Prof N. SkipperProf P. Meredith and Dr J.Faure-Walker
ISR (Institute for Sustainable Resources)
Thomas Baird
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Sahara Dune Sands: Quantifying Celerity, Dust Production, and Provenance.
Dr Pieter Vermeesch
 NERC - DTP
Lee Bardon
email  Impact melting and vapourisation of planets, including the proto-Earth Prof Lars Stixrude
MoltenEarth 
ERC Project
Geoffrey Baron
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  Prof Lidunka Vocadlo
 
Rehemat Bhatia
email Geochemical signals in greenhouse and icehouse planktonic foraminifera Prof Bridget Wade
 NERC
Giulia Boucher
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Melting curves of alkali metals from first principles calculations. Prof Dario Alfe Eng PhD
Fuencisla Canadas
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Paleoceanographic context of organic matter deposition on the Yangtze Craton, South China, during the Ediacaran Period.
Prof Graham Shields
& Dr Philip Pogge Von Strandmann
 NERC - DTP
Danielle Charlton
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The threat of volcanic activity to major urban centres: case of Campi Flegrei, Italy. 
Dr Chris Kilburn & Dr Stephen Edwards
UCL Impact and Aon Benfield
Kiran Chotalia
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The effects of water content on mantle circulation, geochemical cycles and surface observables Prof Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni
NERC - DTP
Pauline Cornard email Supercritical versus subcritical bedforms, facies, geometry and architecture, Eocene Ainsa and Banaston systems, Ainsa basin, Spanish Pyrenees: implications for reservoir heterogeneity.  Prof Kevin Pickering  UCL/Industrial Studentship
Mark Jefferd email Physics of creeping crustal rocks Dr Nicolas Brantut &  Dr Tom Mitchell  NERC - DTP
Jeffrey Davis
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The groundwater resources of  weathered precambrian basement complex acquifiers below erosion surfaces in southern and eastern Africa.
Dr Willy Burgess and Dr Nick Robins (BGS)
Self-funded
Joel Davis
email  Palaeoenvironmental Reconstructions on Mars. Dr Peter Grindrod
STFC
Christopher Dimech
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Integrative Inference and Assessment of Subsurface Information derived from Terrestrial and Solar Seismic Measurements Dr Vincent Tong
Self-funded
Matthew Dodd email Biosignatures in Earth’s oldest sedimentary rocks. Dr. Dominic Papineau & Dr Adrian Jones NERC - DTP
Isra Ezad
email   Prof John Brodholt
NERC
Omar Regalado Fernandez
email The early evolution of Sauropodomorph dinosaurs and the origins of quadrupedality in the largest land animals. Prof Paul Upchurch The National Council of Science and Technology in Mexico (CONACYT)
Michael Frietsch
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Joint-inversion of seismological and space geodetic data to characterise the earthquake source and earth structure.
Dr Ana Ferreira
NERC / UCL Studentship
Christopher Garrison

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The Great Dry Fog of 1831: re-appraisinghistorical volcanic eruptions and their effects. Dr Chris Kilburn & Dr Steven Edwards
Self-funded
Andrew Griffiths email Slope stability studies on newly discovered submarine volcanoes in the Kermadec Arc Region, SW Pacific. Prof Bill McGuire & Dr Ian Wright (NIWA, NZ) Self-funded
Antoniette Grima

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The NeoTethys subduction, a case for sustained lateral and vertical dynamic flow. Prof Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni
The Commonwealth Commission
Selina Groh
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A multi-­disciplinary approach to the analysis of crocodylian phylogeny, diversity and biogeographic history in ‘Deep Time’ Prof Paul Upchurch & Dr Julia Day
NERC - DTP
Christopher Howard
email Properties of planetary ices formed in the H2O – NH3 – CO2 ternary system Prof Ian Wood, Dr Dom Fortes & Prof Lidunka Vočadlo
 STFC
Tomos Kempley
email  Is Earth’s topography controlled by mantle thermodynamics? Prof Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni  NERC
Elodie Kendall
email Waveform modelling of global seismic anisotropy and geodynamical implications. Dr Ana Ferreira & Prof Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni  NERC - DTP
Hojung Kim
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Quantifying rates of evolution in Paleogene coccolithophores  Prof Paul Bown
 NERC
David King
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Evolution and extinction in Miocene planktonic foraminiferal genus Paragloborotalia Prof Bridget Wade & Giles Miller (NHM) & Mark Leckie (UM, Amherst)
 NERC - DTP
Isobel Lawrence email Towards improving thickness retrievals from Cryosat Prof Julienne Stroeve & Dr Michel Tsamados  NERC - DTP
Giulia Magnarini
email  The formation mechanism of long runout landslides on planetary bodies. Dr Tom Mitchell & Dr Peter Grindrod
 STFC
Simon Maxwell
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The early evolution and distribution of Hominini (order Primates) and the quality of their fossil record.  Dr Phil Hopley (BBK) & Prof Paul Upchurch
 NERC - DTP
Gabriel Meyer
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Creep of Granular Materials. Dr Nicolas Brantut
 EU Funding
Paul Minton
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Late Middle Miocene climatic and biotic evolution: a high-resolution record from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Site U1338
Prof Bridget Wade
 NERC - DTP
Josephina Mulders
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  Pro Eric Oelkers
 
Giles Ostermeijer email Evolution and significance of fault damage structures on plate boundary faults: the southern San Andreas fault system. Dr Tom Mitchell NERC - DTP 
Rebecca Pearce email Nature of the link between tectonics and volcanism in the Central and Southern Andes Prof Phil Meredith &  Dr Tom Mitchell  NERC - DTP
Claire Routledge
email Plankton evolution and the Paleogene/Neogene transition. Prof Paul Bown & Dr Jeremy Young
 NERC - DTP
Almudena Sanchez De La Muela Garzon
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Understanding the tectono-magmatic relevance of transverse faults in the Andes, Chile from seismicity and seismic imaging. Dr Tom Mitchell & Dr James Hammond
 NERC - DTP
Lara Smale email The Control of Hydrothermal Systems on Eruption Precursors at Large Volcanic Calderas. Dr Chris Kilburn &  Stephen Edwards  NERC - DTP
Alexander Steele
email Forecasting unrest and eruption at large volcanic calderas. Dr Chris Kilburn & Agust Gudmundsson (RHUL)
 NERC - DTP
Becca Strachan
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Structural Controls on Fluid Pathways and Alteration in the Seismic Cycle of Porphyry Deposits in Chile. Dr Tom Mitchell, Dr Jamie Wilkinson (NHM) & Dr Pieter Vermeesch  NERC - DTP
Sarah-Jane Strachan
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Ankylosaur Palaeohistology and Life History Traits. Prof Paul Upchurch & Prof Anjali Goswami Self-funded
Sarmin Sultana
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Investigations of hydrological loading influences on the Bengal Basin Aquifer System. Dr William Burgess & Dr Richard Taylor Commonwealth Commission, UK
Jac Van Driel
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  Prof John Brodholt
UCL Studentship / NERC
Paul Varotsis
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A reappraisal of Dorsetisaurus and the origin and biogeographyof Anguimorpha
Prof Paul Upchurch and Prof Susan Evans (NHM) 
Self-funded
Maria-Jose Vera Gonzalez

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Multiscale characterisation of seismic scattering, diffraction and anisotropy in the lithosphere/asthenosphere system. Dr Alex Song
CONICYT Becas-Chile
Fred Wilson
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Thermodynamics of a MgO-CaO system under magma ocean conditions following giant impact. Prof Lars Stixrude
MoltenEarth 
ERC Project
Blaise Winnard
email Long-term performance of a geological disposal facility in response to permafrost and climatic variation. Dr Tom Mitchell, Prof Phil Meredith & Dr Jon Browning
Industrial CASE Studentship: EPSRC & RWM Limited, in partnership with BGS.
Marisa Wood
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Birch’s Law: does it work for iron and iron alloys in planetary cores. Prof Lidunka Vocadlo
STFC