UCL Earth Sciences


Research students

See our student's contributions to Earth Sciences.





Grant Body

Abdulkadir AbdulkadiremailMagmatic evolution and rare earth element enrichment of the Loch Borralan carbonatite complex in Northwest Highlands, Scotland: An integrated mineralogical, geochemical and isotopic study .Prof Hilary Downes, Prof Adrian Jones, Dr Sudeshna Basu-Gupta & Dr 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
Alex AustinemailCeramic property variation as a function of water corrosion at interfacesKatharina Marquardt (ICL),  Prof David Dobson & Dr Andy ThomsonCDT in Advanced Characterisation of Materials
Nicholas BackhouseemailLab based seismic velocity measurements of antigorite and phase A at upper mantle conditions.Dr Andy Thomson, Craig Wilson (AWE)  & Prof John Brodholt  Impact Studentship 
Samantha BeestonemailThe evolution and role of pneumaticity in the development of gigantism in sauropod dinosaurs.Prof Phil Mannion, Prof Paul UpchurchUCL Research Excellence Scholarship
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.Prof 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.Prof 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
Weibin ChenemailIntegrated Approach to Summer Sea Ice Analysis and Uncertainty Estimation through AI and Advanced Statistical Techniques.Dr M. Tsamados, Prof J. Stroeve, Dr R. Willatt, Prof M. DeisenrothESA funding/Self-funding
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, Prof David Dobson & Dr Andy ThomsonNERC - 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
Yifan DuemailChemical Weathering Response of New Guinea to Orbital Scale Climate Variability.Prof Peter CliftRoyal Society
Zixiao GuoemailTracing anthropogenic aerosol emissions by Zn and Pb isotopes in south-east England.Dr Susan Littleself - funded
Joel HeathemailThe role of tectonics and environment on the distribution of dinosaur diversity.Prof 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 & Prof 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 HuntemailAotearoa New Zealand’s Tsunami Warning System: Considerations for Enhancing Hazard Communication and Response.Prof Mark Muslin, Dr Carina Fearnley &  Dr Simon Day, NERC - DTP
Ashraf KhanemailtbcDr Susan Little & Dr Daniel Schillereff (KCL) NERC - DTP
Mohamed IsmailemailThe initial condition for the long-term evolution of terrestrial planets.Dr Maxim Ballmer & Dr Andy ThomsonSelf-funded
Sarah Jamison-ToddemailThe influence of large vertebrate nekton falls on marine biodiversity and evolution.Prof Paul Upchurch & Prof 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 
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
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.Prof 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.Prof Philip MannionRoyal Society
Bethany PittardemailUsing past archives to constrain baselines in avian biodiversity.Prof Philip Mannion and Dr Ryan Felice Royal Society
Billy RayneremailX-ray tomography of geological materials at extreme conditions.Dr Andrew Thomson & Prof John BrodholtImpact:  AWE/UCL
Amara Reedemail Dr Phil Hopley & Dr David WilsonNERC - DTP
Elias RugenemailUnderstanding Earth’s carbon cycle through the ProterozoicProf Graham Shields  Dr Susan Little & Imran Rahman, NHMNERC - DTP
Alex Saoulisemail Prof Ana FerreiraSTFC Data intensive science
Perth SethapanichsakulemailAn Investigation of the Taxonomy, Evolutionary Relationships, and Biogeography of Southeast Asian Sauropod Dinosaurs.Prof Paul Upchurch & Prof Phil Mannion Self-funded
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
Isaac TaschimowitzemailInvestigating the Density of a Chondritic Melt Under High Pressure, and Implications for Earth FormationProf John Brodholt, Paul Scofield (NHM) & Dr Andy ThomsonNERC - 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, Paul Scofield (NHM) & 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 emailInvestigating the history of Neoproterozoic ocean redox states: Implications for early animal evolution.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 Shields and Dr Susan LittleChina Council -UCL
Yu ZhangemailThe potential influence of marine sulphate deposition on long-term climate.Prof Graham ShieldsUCL Overseas Research Scholarship & UCL Graduate Research Scholarship.