Geophysics, rock physics, natural hazards, ice sheets
Professor of Geophysics
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|GEOLM002 Earthquake Seismology and Earthquake Hazards|
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|Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR)|
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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. 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 particularly do research directed towards studying the impacts of climate change and natural hazards.
Principally I work in the Rock and Ice Physics Laboratory at UCL. The Laboratory's mission is to understand the evolution and dynamics of the Earth's ice sheets, crust and mantle through theoretical modelling and laboratory experiments on the mechanical and physical properties of minerals, rocks and ice. There are about 20 members of the Laboratory and we run seven experimental labs. We have a £2.5 million equipment base and are supported by over £2 million of current peer-reviewed funding. We design and build our own testing systems which we sell through the Laboratory's company, Rock Physics Systems Ltd.