UCL Earth Sciences


Research students

See our student's contributions to Earth Sciences.





Grant Body

Lucia Andreuttiovaemail4-dimensional Evolution of Fault Zones.Dr Pieter Vermeesch & Dr Tom MitchellNERC -DTP
Abdulkadir AbdulkadiremailInvestigation on potential sources of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) in Loch Borralan, Northwest Highlands, Scotland.Prof Adrain Jones & Dr Andy Beard 
Thomas BairdemailSahara Dune Sands: Quantifying Celerity, Dust Production, and Provenance.Dr Pieter Vermeesch NERC - DTP
Geoffrey Baron emailMineral physics of planetary ices.Prof Lidunka Vocadlo & Ian WoodSTFC
Fuencisla CanadasemailPaleoceanographic context of organic matter deposition on the Yangtze Craton, South China, during the Ediacaran Period.Prof Graham Shields
Dr Philip Pogge Von Strandmann
Helen Xi ChenemailGeochemical study on Precambrian hydrocarbons in the Xiamaling Formation, North China Craton.Prof Graham ShieldsChina Council -UCL
Kiran Chotaliaemail The effects of water content on mantle circulation, geochemical cycles and surface observablesProf Carolina Lithgow-BertelloniNERC - DTP
Pauline CornardemailSupercritical versus subcritical bedforms, facies, geometry and architecture, Eocene Ainsa and Banaston systems, Ainsa basin, Spanish Pyrenees: implications for reservoir heterogeneity. Prof Kevin PickeringUCL/Industrial Studentship
Adam CotterillemailA comprehensive assessment of volcanic hazard and mitigation strategies at remote volcanoes: Manam and Ulawun, Papua New Guinea.Dr Emma Liu, Prof Christopher KilburnNERC - DTP
Todd DowningemailInvestigating novel metasomatic processes at the Ilímaussaq Complex, South Greenland.Prof Adrian Jones & Prof Eric OelkersNERC - DTP
Jeffrey DavisemailThe groundwater resources of  weathered precambrian basement complex acquifiers below erosion surfaces in southern and eastern Africa.Dr Willy BurgessSelf-funded
Bobby ElsigoodemailMeasuring and modelling anisotropic crack damage and permeability evolution in rocks.Prof Phillip Meredith & Dr Tom Mitchell NERC - DTP
Omar Regalado FernandezemailThe early evolution of Sauropodomorph dinosaurs and the origins of quadrupedality in the largest land animals.Prof Paul UpchurchThe National Council of Science and Technology in Mexico (CONACYT)
Lisa FuellenbachemailIron (oxy)hydroxide aided heavy metal decontamination.Prof Eric OelkersMSCA-ITN (EU)
Christopher Garrison
emailThe Great Dry Fog of 1831: re-appraisinghistorical volcanic eruptions and their effects.Dr Chris Kilburn & Dr Steven EdwardsSelf-funded
Antoniette Grima
email The NeoTethys subduction, a case for sustained lateral and vertical dynamic flow.Prof Carolina Lithgow-BertelloniThe Commonwealth Commission
William GregoryemailUsing Complex Networks to Advance our Understanding of the Polar Climate System.Dr Michel Tsamados & Professor Julienne StroeveNERC - DTP
Rachel HuntemailIntegrating Traditional and Scientific Knowledge for Tsunami Education: Cross-cultural Hazard Communication in New ZealandProf Mark Muslin, Dr Carina Fearnley &  Dr Simon Day, NERC - DTP
Andrew JamiesonemailInvestigating the thermoeleastic properties of the [Fe,Ni]3Si system in conditions relevant to Mars and other smaller planetary bodies.Prof Lidunka VočadloNERC - DTP
Tomos KempleyemailIs Earth’s topography controlled by mantle thermodynamics?Prof Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni NERC
Hojung KimemailQuantifying rates of evolution in Paleogene coccolithophoresProf Paul Bown NERC
Miranta Kouvari emailClimatic constraints on the distribution of terrestrial Neogene eutherian mammal diversity.Dr Philip Mannion Royal Society
Mark JefferdemailPhysics of creeping crustal rocks.Dr Nicolas Brantut &  Dr Tom Mitchell NERC - DTP
Marcin LatasemailRecalibration and revised biochronology of Pliocene - Pleistocene tropical planktonic foraminifera datums – IODP Expedition 363.Prof Bridget Wade & Prof Paul BownNERC - DTP
Chunyao LiuemailExamining the role of estuarine particles in silicate weathering.Dr. Philip Pogge Von StrandmannChina Council -UCL
Xianyi LiuemailUse lithium isotopes to investigate the role of vegetation in mediating present and past silicate weatheringDr. Philip Pogge Von StrandmannChina Council -UCL 
Isobel LawrenceemailTowards improving thickness retrievals from CryosatProf Julienne Stroeve & Dr Michel Tsamados NERC - DTP
Kate LaxtonemailMonitoring degassing behaviour and eruption precursors at Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, Tanzania.Prof Adrian Jones &  Dr. Sudeshna Basu-GuptaNERC - DTP
Giulia Magnariniemail The formation mechanism of long runout landslides on planetary bodies.Dr Tom Mitchell & Dr Peter Grindrod STFC
Robbie MallettemailDetecting and Modelling Snow and its Effects on Arctic Sea Ice.Prof Julienne Stroeve & Dr Michel TsamadosNERC - DTP
Augustin MarignieremailFrom Dark Matter to the Earth’s Deep Interior - There and Back Again.Dr Ana Ferreira & Dr Thomas Kitching (MSSL)STFC
Gabriel MeyeremailCreep of Granular Materials.Dr Nicolas Brantut EU Funding
Jonathan MilleemailVulnerability to hydro-meteoroloigcal hazards : Interactive mapping solutions and enhanced data analysis and visualisation.Dr Stephen EdwardsNERC - DTP
Paul MintonemailLate Middle Miocene climatic and biotic evolution: a high-resolution record from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Site U1338Prof Bridget Wade NERC - DTP
Lily MooreemailMechanical properties and processes of large volcanic collapses.Prof Hilary Downes, Dr Tom Mitchell NERC - DTP
Fieke Mulders emailElucidating mineral dissolution and precipitation mechanisms.Prof Eric Oelkers EU Funding (EC Marie Curie Research Student)
Cecily NichollemailThe Evolution and Biogeographic History of Notosuchian Crocodylomorphs.Dr Philip MannionRoyal Society
Giles OstermeijeremailEvolution and significance of fault damage structures on plate boundary faults: the southern San Andreas fault system.Dr Tom MitchellNERC - DTP 
Rebecca PearceemailNature of the link between tectonics and volcanism in the Central and Southern AndesProf Phil Meredith &  Dr Tom Mitchell NERC - DTP
Claire Routledge emailPlankton evolution and the Paleogene/Neogene transition.Prof Paul Bown & Dr Jeremy Young NERC - DTP
Almudena Sanchez De La Muela GarzonemailUnderstanding 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 SmaleemailThe Control of Hydrothermal Systems on Eruption Precursors at Large Volcanic Calderas.Dr Chris Kilburn & Stephen Edwards NERC - DTP
Ashley Stanton-YongeemailTridimensional stress and the development of structural permeability.Dr Tom MitchellCONICYT (Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica), Becas Chile
Becca Strachan emailStructural Controls on Fluid Pathways and Alteration in the Seismic Cycle of Porphyry Deposits in Chile. Dr Pieter Vermeesch, Dr Tom Mitchell & Dr Jamie Wilkinson (NHM) NERC - DTP
Sarah-Jane StrachanemailAnkylosaur Palaeohistology and Life History Traits.Prof Paul Upchurch & Prof Anjali GoswamiSelf-funded
William Sturgeonemail3D global seismic attenuation tomography and geodynamical implications.Dr Ana FerreiraNERC - DTP
Sarmin SultanaemailInvestigations of hydrological loading influences on the Bengal Basin Aquifer System.Dr William Burgess & Dr Richard TaylorCommonwealth Commission, UK
Ze TaoemailLate Miocene climatic and biotic response: high-resolution records from the IODP Site U1338.Prof Bridget WadeChina Scholarships Council - UCL Studentship 
Evangelia K. Tripoliti   emailThe Thermoelastic Properties of Garnets.Dr Andrew Thomson & Prof Ian WoodNERC - DTP
Jac Van Driel emailUnderstanding the role of Grain Boundaries in Lower Mantle: From the atom to the continuum.Prof John Brodholt UCL Studentship / NERC
Paul VarotsisemailA reappraisal of Dorsetisaurus and the origin and biogeographyof Anguimorpha Prof Paul Upchurch and Prof Susan Evans (NHM)  Self-funded
Maria-Jose Vera Gonzalez
email Multiscale characterisation of seismic scattering, diffraction and anisotropy in the lithosphere/asthenosphere system.Dr Alex Song CONICYT Becas-Chile
Fred Wilsonemail Thermodynamics of a MgO-CaO system under magma ocean conditions following giant impact.Prof Lars StixrudeMoltenEarth 
ERC Project
Blaise WinnardemailLong-term performance of a geological disposal facility in response to permafrost and climatic variation.Dr Tom MitchellProf Phil MeredithIndustrial CASE Studentship: EPSRC & RWM Limited, in partnership with BGS.
Marisa Woodemail Birch’s Law: does it work for iron and iron alloys in planetary cores.Prof Lidunka VocadloSTFC
Ferhat YilmazemailRegional Climate Modelling and Analysis of Observed and Modelled Trends in Extreme Weather Events in Turkey: An Assessment of the Relative Roles of Global and Regional Climate Drivers in Any Changes.

Prof Dan Osborn  and  Dr Michel Tsamados

Ministry of National Education of The Republic of Turkey
Kun ZhangemailThe History of Mid-Proterozoic Oceanic Redox Conditions: Implications for Early Eukaryote Evolution.Prof Graham ShieldsChina Council -UCL
Tian Jerry ZheyuemailUnderstanding the Neoproterozoic-Cambrian boundary on the North China craton.Prof Graham ShieldsChina Council -UCL