Laboratory for Geophysical Flows Laboratory for Geodynamics

Current Members

Richard Katz

Prof. Richard Foa Katz (0000-0001-8746-5430)

Group leader and Professor of Geodynamics, Univ Oxford
CVdepartmental homepage
Email: 
Tel: +44 (0)1865 282122

 Thomas Breithaupt

Thomas Breithaupt

NERC DTP DPhil candidate, University of Oxford
Project: Microstructural evolution of deforming mantle rocks and implications for geodynamic processes


 

Luke Kearney

NERC DTP DPhil candidate, University of Oxford
Two-phase physics of salt tectonics 

Yuan Li

Dr. Yuan Li  (0000-0002-6444-6138)

ERC Postdoctoral fellow, Univ Oxford
Project: Magma-assisted tectonics of continental rifts and mid-ocean ridges
Email: yuan.li@earth.ox.ac.uk

 Tim Lichtenberg Dr. Tim Lichtenberg (0000-0002-3286-7683)

Postdoctoral Fellow at Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Oxford
Homepage: timlichtenberg.net

Adina Pusok

Dr. Adina Pusok (0000-0002-4439-8124)

ERC Postdoctoral fellow, Univ Oxford
Project: Magma-assisted tectonics of continental rifts and mid-ocean ridges
Email: adina.pusok@earth.ox.ac.uk

 Dan Spencer

Daniel Spencer (0000-0003-1814-964X)

STFC DPhil candidate, University of Oxford

Project: Tidal dissipation and volcanism of Io 
 

Hanwen Zhang

ERC DPhil candidate, University of Oxford
Project: Fluid-driven fracture and its role in rifting 

Affiliates and Collaborators

 David Rees Jones

Dr. David Rees Jones (0000-0001-8698-401X)

Lecturer in the Vortex Dynamics Group,
School of Mathematics & Statistics, University of St. Andrews
Homepage: www-vortex.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/~dwrj1/ 

David May 

Dr. David May (0000-0003-2471-7498)

Senior Research Fellow in Computational Geosciences
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford

Philip England

Prof. Philip England

Professor of Geology, University of Oxford
Homepage: www.earth.ox.ac.uk/england

 Marianne Haseloff Dr. Marianne Haseloff (0000-0002-6576-5384)

Lecturer, Northumbria University

 Prof. Ian Hewitt

Prof. Ian Hewitt

Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford
Homepage:  people.maths.ox.ac.uk/hewitt

Andrew Wells

Prof. Andrew Wells

Professor of Physics, University of Oxford
Homepage

 Andrew Fowler

Prof. Andrew Fowler

Professor of Mathematics, University of Limerick
Homepage:  
people.maths.ox.ac.uk/fowler

 Dr Sander Rhebergen Prof. Sander Rhebergen (0000-0001-6036-0356)

Professor of Mathematics, University of Waterloo
Homepage: www.math.uwaterloo.ca/~srheberg

 John Rudge

Dr. John Rudge (0000-0002-9399-7166)

Lecturer in Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
Homepage:
www.johnrudge.com

 Yasuko Takei

Prof. Yasuko Takei

Professor of Earth Sciences, University of Tokyo/ERI

 Andy Wathen

Prof. Andrew Wathen

Professor of Computational MathematicsDepartment of Mathematics
University of Oxford

 Garth Wells

Dr. Garth Wells (0000-0001-5291-7951)

Reader in Solid Mechanics, Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge, Homepage

Alumni and former members

Laura Alisic

Dr. Laura Alisic

Affiliated postdoctoral research associate, University of Cambridge
On to: position as research scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

Jane Allwright 

Jane Allwright

NERC Research Experience Placement student
Project: Consequences of anisotropic viscosity in Poiseuille flow
Back to: Part IV of the mathematics tripos at Cambridge

Tong Bo

Tong Bo

Summer research student, University of Oxford
Project: The melting column as a filter for trace-element heterogeneity of the mantle
On to: A PhD in the MIT/WHOI joint program. 

 Jonathan Burley

Dr. Jonathan Burley (0000-0001-8081-3308)

ERC-funded DPhil 2017, University of Oxford
Project: Ice ages, sea level, and magmatism: coupled oscillations

Nestor Cerpa 

Dr. Nestor Cerpa (0000-0003-0112-0138)

ERC & DCO Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford
Project: MOR volatile fluxes modulated by sea level variation
On to: Postdoctoral position at Univ. Montpellier

Tim-Frederik Dauck 

Tim-Frederik Dauck

NERC REP summer student, University of Oxford
On to: Part IV of the Cambridge mathematics tripos.

Owen Evans 

Owen Evans

Leverhulme research assistant, Summer 2013
Project: Generalised Stability Theory of magma/mantle dynamics
On to: Masters in mathematical biology at UCL 

 Peter Harvey

Peter Harvey

NERC Research Experience Placement, Summer 2013
Project: An experimental study of Tyndall figures
Back to: physics undergraduate at UCL 

Ben Jackson 

Ben Jackson

Summer Research Assistant
Project: Exercises for a textbook on two-phase magma/mantle dynamics.
On to: PhD in Fluid Dynamics, University of Cambridge

Tobias Keller 

Dr. Tobias Keller (0000-0002-6121-5377)

ERC Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford
Project: Volatile transport in the mantle and lithosphere at MORs
On to: Postdoc at Stanford University

Teresa Kykre-Smith

Dr. Teresa Kyrke-Smith

DPhil 2014, University of Oxford
Project: Coupled dynamics of ice sheets and subglacial hydrology
On to: Postdoc at the University of Limerick, then postdoc at the British Antarctic Survey

David Liu

David Zhen Ning Liu

NERC REP summer student, University of Oxford

On to: Cambridge Maths Tripos Part III
Meng Tian 

Dr. Meng Tian (0000-0002-6094-923X) 

Deep Carbon Observatory PDRA, University of Oxford
On to: CSH Fellowship at Bern University Centre For Space & Habitability

Hanwen Zhang

Hanwen Zhang 

Summer research student, University of Oxford
Project: The reactive infiltration instability in a shearing porous medium
On to:  4th year of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Peking University

 Andrew Turner

Dr. Andrew Turner (0000-0002-6094-923X)

ERC Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford
Project: Grain-size dynamics of the mantle and applications to MORs

Samuel Weatherley

Dr. Sam Weatherley

DPhil 2013, University of Oxford, Funded by NERC
Project: Reactive magmatic flow in a deforming mantle
On to: Postdoc at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland 

John Crowley

Dr. John Crowley

European Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate
Project: Ice ages, sea level, and magmatism: coupled oscillations

Adina-Erika Pusok 

Adina-Erika Pusok

MSci 2012, University of Oxford
Project: Active convection beneath mid-ocean ridges
On to: PhD at University of Mainz, Germany.

 Jesse Taylor-West

Jesse Taylor-West 

NERC REP summer student, University of Oxford
On to: Part IV of the Cambridge mathematics tripos. 

Jennifer Truby

Jennifer Truby

MSci 2012, University of Oxford
Project: gas percolation through a visco-elastic medium
On to: PhD at Durham University, UK. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July 2018. From left: Richard Katz (PI), Tom Breithaupt (PhD student), Dan Spencer (PhD student), Marianne Haseloff (PDRA), David Rees Jones (PDRA), Dave May (affiliate), Parker Liautaud (visiting PhD student). Not pictured: David Liu (summer student), Meng Tian (PDRA), Jamie Parkinson (PhD student). Photo: Sam Cornish.FoaLab July 2018
 
July 2017. From left: Richard Katz (PI), Meng Tian (PDRA), Nestor Cerpa-Gilvonio (PDRA), Tong Bo (summer research student), Dave May (affiliate). Not pictured: David Rees Jones (PDRA), Jonathan Burley (PhD student), Jamie Parkinson (PhD student)FoaLab July 2017

July 2016. From left: Richard Katz (PI), Meng Tian (PDRA), Jonathan Burley (PhD student), David Rees-Jones (PDRA), Tobias Keller (PDRA), Ben Jackson (research assistant), Grace Manley (MSc student), Andrew Turner (PDRA). FoaLab July 2016October 2015. From left: Richard Katz (PI), Jonathan Burley (PhD student), Lewis Carney (MSc student), David Rees-Jones (PDRA), Tobias Keller (PDRA), Andrew Turner (PDRA), Katie Kumamoto (visiting PhD student), Jessica Warren (visiting professor) FoaLab October 2015October 2014. From left: Richard Katz (PI), Laura Alisic (collaborator, PDRA Cambridge), Sander Rhebergen (PDRA), Andrew Turnder (PDRA), Tobias Keller (PDRA), Jonathan Smith (MSc student), Jonathan Burley (PhD student) 
FoaLab October 2014
July 2014. From left: [front row] Richard Katz (PI), Sjoerd Hack (visiting student), Teresa Kyrke-Smith (recent alum), Jesse Taylor-West (summer research student), Andrew Turner (PDRA); [back row] Tim-Frederik Dauck (summer research student), Tobias Keller (PDRA), Sander Rhebergen (PDRA), Jonathan Burley (DPhil candidate)FoaLab July 2014
October 2013. From left: Richard Katz (PI), Jonathan Burley (DPhil candidate), Sander Rhebergen (PDRA), Tobias Keller (PDRA), Teresa Kykre-Smith (DPhil candidate), Andrew Turner (PDRA)FoaLab October 2013
June 2013. From left: Richard Katz (PI), Owen Evans (research assistant), Sander Rhebergen (PDRA), Peter Harvey (summer research student), Teresa Kykre-Smith (DPhil candidate) Group photo, June 2013
August 2012. From left: Richard Katz (PI), John Crowley (PDRA), Michael Ferguson (undergrad summer research student), Sander Rhebergen (PDRA), Sam Weatherley (DPhil candidate), Teresa Kykre-Smith (DPhil candidate) Group photo, August 2012
October 2011. From left: Richard Katz (PI), Jen Truby (MSc candidate), Teresa Kyrke-Smith (DPhil candidate), Adina-Erika Pusok (MSc candidate), Sam Weatherley (DPhil candidate), Yasuko Takei (Visiting professor). Group photo, October 2011