Laboratory for Geophysical Flows Laboratory for Geodynamics

Current Members

Richard

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

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

 Jonathan Burley

Jonathan Burley (0000-0001-8081-3308)

ERC DPhil candidate, University of Oxford
Project: Ice ages, sea level, and magmatism: coupled oscillations
Email: jonathan.burley@earth.ox.ac.uk

Nestor Cerpa 

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

ERC Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford
Project: MOR volatile fluxes modulated by sea level variation
Email: nestor.cerpagilvonio@earth.ox.ac.uk, homepage

 Jamie Parkinson

Jamie Parkinson (0000-0003-1788-3973)

DTP DPhil candidate, AOPP, Univ Oxford
AOPP supervisor Prof. Andrew Wells
Project: Mushy-layer convection in sea ice: simulations with adaptive mesh refinement using Chombo
Email: james.parkinson@physics.ox.ac.uk

 David Rees Jones

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

NERC Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford
Project: Volatile-rich melting and melt transport at subduction zones
Email: david.reesjones@earth.ox.ac.uk, Homepage

Meng Tian 

Dr. Meng Tian (0000-0002-6094-923X) 

Royal Society Newton International Fellow, University of Oxford
Project: Volatile-rich melting and melt transport at subduction zones
Homepage 

Affiliates and Collaborators

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

 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

Reader in Numerical Analysis, Department 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

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 

 Sjoerd Hack

Sjoerd Hack

Visiting masters student, University of Oxford
On to: Internship at the Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory

 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

 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
Email: Andrew.Turner@earth.ox.ac.uk

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. 

 
 
 
 
October 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