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  The inner workings of the earthquake cycle: New insight from integrating geophysical observations and microstructures

   Faculty of Environment

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  Dr L Gregory  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Slip behaviour at and around faults has been shown to be highly dynamic with both spatial and temporal variability observed. This exciting project explores the underlying physical processes that lie at the core of dynamic slip behaviour by probing the rock record of fault slip. In this multi-disciplinary project, you will integrate knowledge obtained from high-resolution laser scanning (LiDAR), quantitative microstructural work, and Quaternary fault studies to gain an in-depth understanding of the physical processes acting on a fault and/or fault zone. Results will be far-reaching in fundamental science with direct implications for applied science in terms of earthquake hazard evaluation and forecasting.

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Geography (17) Geology (18)

Funding Notes

This project is in competition for up to 26 fully-funded PhDs for UK, EU, and overseas candidates. Each scholarship will provide full tuition fees, tax-free stipend (£15,609 for 2021/22), and a substantial Research Training and Support Grant, for 3.5 years.

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