Tectonomagmatic formation of Earth’s first continents, the Slaufrudalur Pluton, SE Iceland
Dr A R Hastie, Dr C T Stevenson
21 January 2019
Earth is the only planet in our solar system that has distinctive oceanic and continental crust. Importantly, the growth of Earth’s first stable and preserved continental crust about 4 billion years ago modified the early mantle, hydrosphere and atmosphere and enabled terrestrial life to evolve.
Going round the twist: The effect of stress on magma intrusion in Scotland and the Canary Islands
Dr J Kavanagh, Prof a Biggin, Dr D Dennis, Dr B O'Driscoll
23 January 2019
Introduction. Magma is transported through the crust in fractures called dykes that cut across rock layers. Dykes are important in all stages in the life of a volcano; they transport magma from depth but may stall during ascent or reach the surface to feed eruptions (see Kavanagh 2018 for a review).
Electronic textiles for wearable healthcare
Dr K Yang, Prof S Beeby
Applications accepted all year round
A three-year fully funded PhD studentship in electronic textiles (E-textiles) for healthcare is available at the Smart Electronic Materials and Systems Research Group (SEMS) group in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS).