Experimental petrology

Experiments at elevated pressures and temperatures to investigate the stabilities and structures of mantle minerals.

Metamorphic petrology

Field and experimental studies of metamorphic processes and reactions.

Brittle deformation of rocks

Studies of rock fracture processes through laboratory experiments and studies of natural deformation.

High temperature rock deformation

Experimental and field studies of ductile flow of rocks and minerals.

Physical properties of rocks

Experimental studies of seismic velocities, electrical conductivity, permeability and neutron diffraction under high pressure/temperature conditions.

Deformation in nature

Theoretical and field studies of strain, fabrics and crustal deformation. Landslip creep monitoring.

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Shale Gas

Details our interest in Shale gas research.

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