UCL Earth Sciences


Research students

See our student's contributions to Earth Sciences.





Grant Body

Abdulkadir AbdulkadiremailInvestigation on potential sources of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) in Loch Borralan, Northwest Highlands, Scotland.Prof Adrain Jones & Prof Andy Beard 
Mira AdhikariemailThe response of the Antarctic ice sheet to stratospheric aerosol geoengineering and carbon dioxide removal.Dr Tamsin Edwards (KCL) & Dr Pete IrvineNERC - DTP
Lucia Andreuttiovaemail4-dimensional Evolution of Fault Zones.Dr Pieter Vermeesch & Prof Tom MitchellNERC - DTP
Alex AustinemailCeramic property variation as a function of water corrosion at interfacesKatharina Marquardt, Imperial College & Prof David DobsonCDT in Advanced Characterisation of Materials
Nicholas BackhouseemailResearch Theme: Solid Earth DynamicsDr Andy Thomson & Prof John Brodholt  Impact Studentship 
Shambhu Bhandari SharmaemailAccurate prediction of the melting curves of alloys with quantum molecular dynamics.Prof Dario AlfeAWE-EPSRC
Ewan BodenhamemailPhylogenetic Relationships and Ecomorphological Diversification of Early Crocodylomorphs.Dr Phil Mannion, Prof Paul Upchurch, Susannah Maidment (NHM)NERC - DTP
Katie BrownemailTesting the interactions between chemical weathering and glaciation cycles using novel isotope tracers.Dr David Wilson & Dr Heather Ford (QMUL)NERC - DTP
Paul BurkeemailUsing computed tomography to investigate gavialoid neuroanatomy to aid crocodylian phylogeny.Dr Phil Mannion & Dr Ryan FeliceSelf-funded
Helen Xi ChenemailGeochemical study on Precambrian hydrocarbons in the Xiamaling Formation, North China Craton.Prof Graham ShieldsChina Council -UCL
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
Lauren CoxemailUnderstanding melt distribution beneath volcanoes using experimental and seismic techniques.Dr James Hammond and Prof David DobsonNERC - DTP
Alistair DuffeyemailCould high latitude geoengineering refreeze the arctic?Dr Peter Irvine, Prof Jullienne Stroeve & Dr Michel TsamadosNERC - DTP
Matteo DesiderioemailThe Seismic Signals of the Heterogeneous Earth Mantle.Dr Maxim Ballmer & Prof Ana FerreiraNERC - DTP
Todd DowningemailInvestigating novel metasomatic processes at the Ilímaussaq Complex, South Greenland.Prof Adrian JonesNERC - DTP
Christopher Garrison
emailThe Great Dry Fog of 1831: re-appraisinghistorical volcanic eruptions and their effects.Prof Chris Kilburn & Dr Steven EdwardsSelf-funded
Joel HeathemailThe role of tectonics and environment on the distribution of dinosaur diversity.Dr Phil Mannion & Prof Paul UpchurchNERC - DTP
Yue He (Maisie) emailThe prospect of carbon capture, utilisation and storage in China to reduce CO2 emissions:
Environmental impacts and related risks.
Dr Sudeshna Basu-Gupta & Dominic Papineauself - funded
Katrina Harrisemail Prof Ana FerreiraERC
Zarina HewettemailNorth Atlantic circulation during past abrupt climate events in the Holocene.Prof. David Thornalley (Geography) and Dr David WilsonNERC - DTP
Rachel HuntemailThe Role of Communication and Public Education in Tsunami Early Warnings and Responses in New ZealandProf Mark Muslin, Dr Carina Fearnley &  Dr Simon Day, NERC - DTP
Ashraf KhanemailtbcDr Susan Little & Dr Emma NicholsonNERC - DTP
Mohamed IsmailemailThe initial condition for the long-term evolution of terrestrial planets.Dr Maxim BallmerSelf-funded
Sarah Jamison-ToddemailThe influence of large vertebrate nekton falls on marine biodiversity and evolution.Prof Paul Upchurch & Dr Phil Mannionself-funded
Thomas JohnsonemailFusion of CryoSat-2, ICESat-2, and MISR remote sensing data for sea ice surface characterisation.Dr Michel Tsamados, Prof Julienne Stroeve & Prof Jan-Peter Muller 
Miranta Kouvari emailClimatic constraints on the distribution of terrestrial Neogene eutherian mammal diversity.Dr Philip Mannion Royal Society
Marcin LatasemailRecalibration and revised biochronology of Pliocene - Pleistocene tropical planktonic foraminifera datums – IODP Expedition 363.Prof Bridget Wade & Prof Paul BownNERC - DTP
Jack LovegroweemailEarly evolutionary history of Dinosauria.Dr Paul Barrett and Prof Paul UpchurchNERC - DTP
Chunyao LiuemailExamining the role of estuarine particles in silicate weathering.Dr. Philip Pogge Von Strandmann, Dr Susan Little & Dr David WilsonChina Council - UCL
Xianyi LiuemailUse lithium isotopes to investigate the role of vegetation in mediating present and past silicate weatheringDr. Philip Pogge Von Strandmann & Dr David WilsonChina Council -UCL 
Keyu LuemailThe importance of micronutrient cycling in glaciated environments for the global carbon cycle – a case study from GreenlandDr Susan Little & Dr David Wilson Prof Tina van de Flierdt (Imperial College)China Council - UCL Scholarship
Ziqi Ma (Maggie)emailNew Insights into Global Plume Buoyancy and Heat Fluxes from Numerical Models of Plume-Lithosphere Interaction.Dr Maxim Ballmer 
Robert ManserghemailDinosaur Biogeography and the Implications of Fossil Record Bias.Prof. Paul Upchurch & Dr. Susannah Maidment (Natural History Museum).NERC - DTP
Jonathan MilleemailVulnerability to hydro-meteoroloigcal hazards : Interactive mapping solutions and enhanced data analysis and visualisation.Dr Stephen EdwardsNERC - DTP
Lily MooreemailMechanical properties and processes of large volcanic collapses.Prof Hilary Downes, Prof Tom Mitchell NERC - DTP
Cassius Morrison emailThe palaeoneurology and palaeoecology of British theropod dinosaurs: behavioural and phylogenetic implications.Dr Phil Mannion & Paul Barrett  (NHM)Self-funded
Wasim MustafaemailImplications of variable initial water content for mobilising magmatic metals in arc volcanoes.Dr Emma Nicholson & Chiara Petrone, NHMNERC - DTP
Carmen NabemailData assimilation of satellite snow thickness products in the Arctic Ocean Dr Michel Tsamados & Prof Julienne StroeveNERC - DTP
Connor NelsonemailInvestigating the Arctic sea ice snowpack and modelling its interaction with microwave radiation.Prof Julienne Stroeve & Dr Michel TsamadosNERC - DTP
Cecily NichollemailThe Evolution and Biogeographic History of Notosuchian Crocodylomorphs.Dr Philip MannionRoyal Society
Bethany PittardemailtbcDr Philip MannionRoyal Society
Elias RugenemailUnderstanding Earth’s carbon cycle through the ProterozoicProf Graham Shields & Imran Rahman, NHMNERC - DTP
Alex Saoulisemail Prof Ana FerreiraSTFC Data intensive science
Adam SmithemailThe Influence of Surface Processes on Continental Deformation: Extension and Erosion in the Basin and Range.Prof. Andrew Carter and Dr Matthew FoxNERC - DTP
Sarah-Jane StrachanemailAnkylosaur Palaeohistology and Life History Traits.Prof Paul Upchurch & Prof Anjali GoswamiSelf-funded
Isaac TaschimowitzemailInvestigating the Density of a Chondritic Melt Under High Pressure, and Implications for Earth FormationDr Andy Thomson & Prof John Brodholt NERC - DTP
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
Maria-Jose Vera Gonzalez
email Multiscale characterisation of seismic scattering, diffraction and anisotropy in the lithosphere/asthenosphere system.Dr Alex Song CONICYT Becas-Chile
Li WangemailTemporal variations of magma movement beneath Axial Seamount.Dr Alex Song China Scholarship Council
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.
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
Lin Yuan emailUnderstanding the sedimentary authigenesis during the Cryogenian glaciations.Prof Graham ShieldsChina Council -UCL
Elena Zahariaemail"Can a basal magma ocean survive in a super-Earth?

Prof Lidunka Vočadlo, Dr Maxim Ballmer

STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council) – UKRI.
Kun ZhangemailThe History of Mid-Proterozoic Oceanic Redox Conditions: Implications for Early Eukaryote Evolution.Prof Graham ShieldsChina Council -UCL
Yu ZhangemailThe potential influence of marine sulphate deposition on long-term climate.Prof Graham ShieldsUCL Overseas Research Scholarship & UCL Graduate Research Scholarship.
Tian Jerry ZheyuemailUnderstanding the Neoproterozoic-Cambrian boundary on the North China craton.Prof Graham ShieldsChina Council -UCL