Thamer Alghamdi

Thamer Alghamdi


My academic journey started from;

At (2013); I got a Bachelor degree in Marine Geology from the Faculty of Marine Sciences, King Abdulaziz University.

At ( 2013 - 2017 ); I worked at the GCS ( General Commission for Survey ) as Hydrographer. I had worked on several projects on the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf through data acquisition, processing, interpretation and archiving.

At ( 2017 ); I went back to academia life as a teaching assistant at Department fo Marine Geology, KAU.

At ( 2018 - 2019 ); I got the Academic English Study course at the University of Southampton.

At ( 2019 - 2020 ); I got a Master degree ( MSc. Oceanography ) at National Oceanographic Center, University of Southampton.

At ( 2021 );  Im currently a PhD student at School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds.  

Overall, I am fascinated by the study of new aspects of the field, and look forward to researching and exploring the world to decode some of the geological mysteries that still surround us, while continuing to not only work hard with my studies but contribute to the university community. I believe that studying Marine Geology at a higher level will provide me with the best experience, which will satisfy my thirst for knowledge.

Research interests

My research interests involve active rift zones environments such as Corinth Rift and East African Rift system rift processes in subaerial and subaqueous settings across the continental to oceanic rifting transition; this zones considered a natural laboratory to understand the behaviour of continental rift sentiment in the past, present and future. However, Continental rifting and the geometries, scales and distribution of rift structures play a fundamental role in developing continental margins and their subsequent evolution to oceanic rifts. Active rift environments are also considered high geohazard regions. Understanding rift processes is therefore significant both academically and in terms of hazard prediction and mitigation.


  • BSc. Marine Geology ( KAU - KSA )
  • MSc. Oceanography ( NOCS - University of Southampton )

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Applied Geoscience