Gabriella Alodia

Gabriella Alodia


I am a PhD student under the supervision of Dr Chris Green, Dr Andrew McCaig, and Professor Douglas Paton. My research involves marine magnetic and gravity as well as bathymetry to observe the different types of spreading in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Such technique will be used to identify if the key features resulting from the different types of spreading (e.g. Oceanic Core Complexes) are also in place in the ocean-continent transition. My study is fully funded by the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP).

Between my research, I have also been taking part as teaching assistant in several M.Sc. and B.Sc. modules such as Gravity and Magnetic Methods, Fundamentals of Geophysics, and Plate Tectonics & Geodynamics. In late spring 2018, I was involved in a scientific cruise to the Cocos-Nazca Spreading Centre (SR1806). I was aboard with geoscientists from the UK, USA, Poland, Spain, Russia and mainly assisted the geophysical data processing.

During the 2016/2017 period I was in charge of the Science and Technology cluster of the Indonesian Scholars Forum (ISF) and have been an active member ever since. The community aims to connect Indonesian students and academia who reside in the UK to exchange knowledge and discuss relevant national issues. In 2018 I was then enstrusted to be the Chairperson of the 18th Indonesian Scholars International Convention (ISIC), which is annual event of the Indonesian Students Association in the UK.

Research interests

My primary interest is marine geophysical data acquistion and processing, which leads to Earth structure modelling in the oceanic crust. Mainly using bathymetry and potential field data. I have also developed an interest in how the data can be used to observe plate tectonics, particularly at the ridge environment.


  • MSc, Marine Geophysics, Universit√© de Bretagne Occidentale, France
  • MSc, Hydrography, ENSTA Bretagne, France
  • BSc, Geodesy and Geomatics, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Applied Geoscience
  • Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics