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NERC-funded PhD studentships: Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

NERC-funded PhD studentships: Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time. The SSCP is funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council and based at Imperial College London. Projects for an October 2021 start are listed below. For a full list of these and other projects, with links to detailed descriptions, information on eligibility and instructions on how to apply, go to:

For project-related queries and to apply, contact individual supervisors. For general enquiries about the SSCP DTP, contact Christiane Morgan, Doctoral Training Coordinator (c.morgan@imperial.ac.uk).

Closing date for applications 18:00, 4 January 2021.

List of supervisors and projects in Earth Science and Engineering in 2021

Dr Rebecca Bell - Local earthquake analysis to reveal mud-volcano plumbing systems and slow slip mechanisms along the Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand

Professor Jamie Wilkinson - The origin of propylitic alteration halos in porphyry systems

Dr Sam Krevor - Global CO2 storage capacity: Modelling limitations of geography and injectivity

Dr Yves Plancherel - Ocean deoxygenation: what are the biogeochemical implications, are there mitigation options?

Professor Jamie Wilkinson - Developing UV-Fluorescence Spectroscopy as a Tool for Mineral Exploration

Professor Matthew Piggott - Accelerating Scientific Discovery of Complex Scientific Applications with Process-Guided Deep Learning: Aquatic Eco-Dynamics in Lakes

Dr Michele Paulatto - High resolution 3D imaging of an oceanic core complex: interaction of magma, water and faults on the mid-Atlantic ridge

Professor Joanna Morgan - Multi-parameter geophysical imaging of Santorini Volcano

Dr Michele Paulatto - Multi-scale characterization of water flow in submarine hydrothermal systems

Dr Adrian Muxworthy - Testing the core-mantle-boundary & large igneious province hypothesis: a full-vector palaeomagnetic study of the North Atlantic Igneous Province

Dr Adrian Muxworthy - Understanding how serpentinisation affects marine magnetic anomalies

Dr Alexander Whittaker - Tectonics from topography in Central Greece: decoding the history of fault growth and landscape evolution in the Corinth Rift

Dr Ian Bastow - Monitoring seismicity at volcanoes with geothermal prospects in Ethiopia

Professor Jenny Collier - Structure and tsunamigenic potential of the Lesser Antilles accretionary prism

Dr Yves Plancherel - ElementTracker: a digital framework to track elemental flows through the global economy

Professor Tina van de Flierdt - The importance of glaciated environments for seawater chemistry and the global carbon cycle – a case study from Greenland

Dr Pablo Brito-Parada - Sustainable mine waste management: a closer look at dry stacking

Professor Mark Rehkämper - Understanding modern biogeochemical cycles in the context of the international GEOTRACES project –Lead, zinc, cadmium and neodymium isotopes

Professor Mark Rehkämper - The transition metal isotope signatures of metalloproteins

Professor Mark Rehkämper - Cadmium Enrichment in Cocoa Beans – A Stable Isotope Investigation of Cd Sources and Mitigation Strategies

Dr Kathryn Hadler - Transforming mine waste into a raw material for sustainable battery production

Professor Matthew Jackson - Aquifer thermal energy storage for large-scale heating and cooling in the UK

Dr Pablo Salinas - High enthalpy geothermal reservoir modelling and optimisation using dynamic mesh optimisation and surface-based modelling

Professor Tina van de Flierdt - Environmental Pollution as a Marine Tracer – Measuring and Modelling Anthropogenic Lead in the Indian Ocean

Dr Philippa Mason - Development of high-resolution UAV-based hyperspectral imaging capability for mineral exploration at Quellaveco mining district in Peru

Dr Lidia Lonergan - Submarine channels, structural deformation and sediment delivery to the deep ocean

Professor Saskia Goes - Understanding how subduction has shaped Circum-Pacific tectonics using 3D numerical models

Professor Saskia Goes - Structure and evolution of the Africa plate from geophysical data

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