Professor Joanna Morgan, Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College

Posted by pkm at Jan 15, 2015 07:24 AM |

Joanna Morgan is a Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London.  She has a BSc in Geophysics from Southampton and a PhD in Marine Geophysics from Cambridge.  She co-led two international seismic experiments in 1996 and 2005 across the Chicxulub crater (site of the end-Cretaceous asteroid impact) that addressed a long-running debate about its size and morphology.  In 2002 she was a co-PI on an International Scientific Continental Drilling program (ICDP) to drill Chicxulub, and she is co-chief scientist on a joint IODP/ICDP Chicxulub drilling project that is scheduled for 2016.  She is a member of the 3D full-waveform inversion group at Imperial, which has been funded by industry for the past decade to develop a suite of codes that can resolve subsurface velocity structure with a high spatial resolution. Joanna is also a founding academic share holder of Sub Salt Solutions Limited – a spinout company targeted at imaging petroleum reservoirs in areas where conventional techniques fail.  She has recently started applying 3D full-waveform inversion to academic datasets, and is involved in developing future seismic experiments which are aimed at obtaining high-fidelity images across subduction zones and active volcanoes.

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