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 & 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
Lucia Andreuttiovaemail4-dimensional Evolution of Fault Zones.Dr Pieter Vermeesch & Dr 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 
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. Dr Dominic Papineau &  Prof Graham Shields
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
Matteo DesiderioemailThe Seismic Signals of the Heterogeneous Earth Mantle.Dr Maxim Ballmer & Dr Ana FerreiraNERC - DTP
Todd DowningemailInvestigating novel metasomatic processes at the Ilímaussaq Complex, South Greenland.Prof Adrian JonesNERC - DTP
Bobby ElsigoodemailMeasuring and modelling anisotropic crack damage and permeability evolution in rocks.Prof Phillip Meredith & Dr Tom Mitchell NERC - DTP
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
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
Mohamed IsmailemailThe initial condition for the long-term evolution of terrestrial planets.Dr Maxim BallmerSelf-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 
Tomos KempleyemailIs Earth’s topography controlled by mantle thermodynamics?Prof Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni NERC
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
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 
Kate LaxtonemailMonitoring degassing behaviour and eruption precursors at Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, Tanzania.Prof Adrian Jones, Dr Emma Liu & Dr. Sudeshna Basu-GuptaNERC - DTP
Robbie MallettemailDetecting and Modelling Snow and its Effects on Arctic Sea Ice.Prof Julienne Stroeve & Dr Michel TsamadosNERC - DTP
Robert ManserghemailDinosaur Biogeography and the Implications of Fossil Record Bias.Prof. Paul Upchurch & Dr. Susannah Maidment (Natural History Museum).NERC - DTP
Augustin MarignieremailFrom Dark Matter to the Earth’s Deep Interior - There and Back Again.Dr Ana Ferreira & Dr Thomas Kitching (MSSL)STFC
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)
Carmen NabemailData assimilation of satellite snow thickness products in the Arctic Ocean Dr Michel Tsamados & Prof Julienne StroeveNERC - DTP
Cecily NichollemailThe Evolution and Biogeographic History of Notosuchian Crocodylomorphs.Dr Philip MannionRoyal Society
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
Ashley Stanton-YongeemailTridimensional stress and the development of structural permeability.Dr Tom MitchellCONICYT (Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica), Becas Chile
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
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
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
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
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