Professor John McCloskey, Environmental Science Research Institute, University of Ulster

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

John McCloskey is a geophysicist who works on the development of stress faults and fault systems with the long term aim of identifying areas of particularly high seismic hazard. He studied geology and physics at Queen’s Belfast before teaching physics for 10 years. He obtained his PhD in geophysics from the University of Ulster in 1992 before being appointed lecturer in their School of Environmental Sciences the same year. He was awarded the European Geophysical Society 'Young Scientist's Publication Award' for 1994 and gained a personal Chair in Geophysics in 2000. He was elected member a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2011 and placed higher than both Heston Blumenthal and Prince Charles on the 2010 Times list of most influential scientists. He is a regular contributor to the media on matters of earthquake science.

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