Dr. Jason Williams

Dr. Jason Williams


Teaching Assistant in Applied Geosciences for MSc programmes in Structural Geology with Geophysics, Engineering Geology and Exploration Geophysics (October 2019 to present).


  • Teaching on three MSc programmes in Applied Geosciences
  • Administrative support including organising field trips, student events, and MSc projects
  • Lecturing on Geothermal Energy (SOEE5662M) and Sustainability (SOEE5531M)

Research interests

I’m currently working on geothermal projects in various tectonic settings using specialist software to model 3D geological/geophysical datasets and run numerical simulations. During my PhD at University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, USA, and Postdoc at the Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera (ICTJA-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain, I studied patterns of crustal deformation and metamorphism in the Betic-Rif, Alps, and Oman mountain belts using geological mapping and analytical techniques including microstructural analysis, metamorphic petrology, Rb-Sr geochronology, and Raman thermometry.

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  • PhD, Geological Sciences, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, USA (June 2017)
  • MSci, Geology and Geophysics with a Year Abroad, Imperial College London, UK (June 2010)

Student education

I teach on several modules and field-related courses:
      - 3D Structure: Techniques and Visualisation, SOEE5764M
      - Structural Geology in Resources and Geoenergy, SOEE5662M
      - Advanced Structural Modelling and Data Analytics, SOEE5176M
      - Geodynamics and Basin Evolution, SOEE5753M
      - Structural Models and Subsurface Interpretation, SOEE5724M
      - Geomechanics, SOEE5734M
      - Geological Investigation and Characterisation, SOEE5017
      - Hazards, Resilience and Sustainable Engineering, SOEE5531M
      - Gravity and Magnetic Methods, SOEE5147M

I also lecture on Geology: Data Collection and Exploration for Geothermal (SOEE5662M) and Sustainability in Ground Engineering (SOEE5531M)

At Leeds I have demonstrated on field trips (both virtually and in-person) to the Spanish Pyrenees, Cyprus, Southwest England, Exeter, NE Yorkshire Coast, Baildon, Ingleton, Northumberland, and a core logging site visit to Soil Engineering Geoservices. I also design and supervise MSc projects with industry collaborators on Structural Geology Independent Project, SOEE5111M.