COMET PhD Opportunities

  • University of Bristol/BGS/COMET

Closing date: Tuesday 9th January 2024

Unravelling the Geological Controls on Shallow Fault Mechanics
Supervisory team: Sam Wimpenny, Juliet Biggs, Ake Fagereng, Ekbal Hussain

  • University of Oxford/BGS/COMET

Onset behaviour of volcanic eruption plumes
Supervisory team: David Pyle, Tamsin Mather, Don Grainger, Isabelle Taylor, Samantha Engwell, Jeremy Phillips, Thomas Aubry

  • University of Bristol

Closing date: Tuesday 9th January 2024

Reducing risk to communities near volcanoes in Guatemala through improved
Supervisory team: Matt Watson, Annie Winson

  • University of Cambridge

Closing date for all Cambridge opportunities: Thursday 4th January 2024

The geodynamics of critical mineral formation
Supervisory team: Alex Copley, Marie Edmonds, Owen Weller

The first physically- and chemically-unified view of continental lithosphere evolution and deformation
Supervisory team: Alex Copley, Owen Weller

New Insights into the Active Tectonics of the Continents
Supervisory team: Alex Copley

Volcanic gas hazards to UK airspace from Icelandic eruptions
Supervisory team: Marie Edmonds, Nina Kristiansen, Claire Horwell

Volcanic gas carbon isotopes as a monitoring too
Supervisory team: Marie Edmonds, Alexandra Turchyn, Emma Nicholson, Alessandro Aiuppa

The deadly 1868 eruption of Mauna Loa, Hawai’i: lessons from a crystal cargo
Supervisory team: Marie Edmonds, Penny Weiser

Rising from the ashes: the impact of volcanic eruptions on ecosystems
Supervisory team: Marie Edmonds, David Coomes

Slow earthquake dynamics 
Supervisory team: Adriano Gualandi, David Al-Attar, Gianmarco Mengaldo

Multiparametric analysis of Near Fault Observatories data
Supervisory team: Adriano Gualandi, Alex Copley, Lauro Chiaraluce

Monitoring and mitigating the hazards from landslide-triggered glacial lake outburst floods
Supervisory team: Maximillian Van Wyk de Vries, Rebecca Dell, Alessandro Novellino

·         University of Edinburgh

Closing date for both Edinburgh opportunities: Thursday 4th January 2024

Cryospheric and hydrological responses to a warming High Mountain Asia
Supervisory team: Qi Ou, Simon Moulds, Noel Gourmelen, Hugh Sinclair

Forecasting Catastrophic Failure in Mining
Supervisory team: Qi Ou, Stuart King, Ian Main
CASE partner: SatSense Ltd

  • University of Leeds

Closing date for all Leeds opportunities: Friday 5th January 2024

Rapid damage assessment for earthquakes from synthetic aperture radar and machine learning
Supervisory team: Tim Wright,  Andy Hooper

Lava-ignited wildfires dynamics and emissions
Supervisory team:  Evgenia Ilyinskaya, Hugh Tuffen, Jim McQuaid

Imaging volcanoes and tectonic strain build-up in 3-D from space
Supervisory team: Andy Hooper, John Elliott

Translating magma intrusion into volcano deformation
Supervisory team: Craig Magee, John Browning, Susanna Ebmeier, John Forth

How do complex fault geometries influence earthquake cycle deformation?
Supervisory team: Laura Gregory, Bob Jamieson, Tim Craig,  Ken McCaffrey

Common origin or domino effect? Deformation and seismicity at Western Galápagos Volcanoes
Supervisory team: Susanna Ebmeier, Andrew Bell, David Ferguson

Magmas and volatiles in the southern Chilean volcanic arc
Supervisory team: David Ferguson, Jason Harvey

Earthquake and tsunami hazard from outer rise faults
Supervisory team: Tim Craig, Craig Magee, Laura Gregory, Jon Hill

Understanding geothermal and volcanic systems using seismic recordings
Supervisory team: Andy Nowacki, Emma Bramham, Nick Shaw

Crustal Deformation and Active Tectonics of Afghanistan
Supervisory team: John Elliott, Richard Styron, Richard Walker,  Andy Hooper

  • University of Oxford

Closing date for all Oxford opportunities: Friday 5th January 2024

The potential of seismic monitoring during urban tunnel boring
Supervisory team: Paula Koelemeijer, Mike Kendall, Richard Ghail

Exploring high-frequency seismic signals: tracking wind and ocean waves or probing shallow lunar structure
Supervisory team: Jessica Hawthorne, Helen Johnson, Samar Khatiwala, Paula Koelemeijer, Richard Palin, Laura Stevens

Towards physics-based earthquake forecasting: making new observations or developing a model testing framework
Supervisory team: Jessica Hawthorne,Jessica; Dalia Chakrabarty , Pathikrit Bhattacharya; Chris Marone

Granular dilatancy and the mechanics of faults
Supervisory team: Jessica Hawthorne, Richard Katz, Lars Hansen

Understanding carbon dioxide emissions from Iceland: carbon budgets and their use for forecasting changes in volcanic behaviour
Supervisory team: Tamsin Mather, David Pyle, Michelle Parks, Melissa Pfeffer

  • University of Sheffield

Automated Analysis of Volcano Imagery with Machine Learning Techniques
Supervisory team: Thomas Wilkes, Tom Pering, Jefersson Alex dos Santos

Closing date: Sunday 14th January 2024