Professor Graham Stuart


Graham undertook a seismology PhD at Reading University in conjunction with AWRE Blacknest, Aldermaston on the lithospheric structure of NW Europe using surface waves. His main research interests lie in the field of observational seismology, particularly the determination of earth structure and its relationship to the geodynamics of the Earth. He has deployed seismic networks in Senegal to study the West African Craton margin, Cameroon to study the Cameroon Volcanic Line and Zimbabwe to study the structure of the Karoo Zambezi rift. His more recent studies include the interpretation of results from broad-band seismological arrays in North Island, New Zealand, the Main Ethiopian rift and Afar in Ethiopia, the Carpathian-Pannonian region of Austria, Hungary, Romania and Serbia, and, most recently, West Antarctica.

His other major interest is in exploration geophysics, particularly the application of seismic techniques to the hydrocarbon and mineral exploration industries. Over his 40 year career he has undertaken a number of consultancies in seismic statics determination, 3D seismic data processing QC and 3D seismic interpretation. He taught on the Leeds MScs in Exploration Geophysics and Structural Geology (Reservoir Characterisation and Seismic Interpretation), the Chiang Mai, Thailand, MSc in Petroleum Geophysics (Rock physics, AVO and inversion, Velocity and depth conversion, Fundamentals of geophysics and seismic acquisition).

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Student education

  • M-level Geophysical reservoir characterisation
  • M-level Seismic interpretation
  • 2nd year level Applied seismics
  • Geophysics fieldwork at 2nd year and M-level

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics
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