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The Turbidites Research Group

Studying with TRG

Much of the TRG programme is conducted through PhD studentships - based in Leeds, UCD (Ireland), Camerino (Italy), Milan (Italy) and Pavia (Italy) and supervised by combinations of Leeds-based staff and external co-workers. We aim to start at least one studentship per year.

Current Students
  • Paul Allen (Leeds) - Transitional multiphase flow: the enigmatic behaviour of seafloor landslides.
  • Marco Carnevale (Milano, Italy) - Short length scale hybrid event bed heterogeneity: characterisation and impacts on flow modelling.
  • Sophie Cullis (Leeds) - Quantitative characterisation and prediction of deep-marine sedimentary architecture and facies heterogeneity through relational databasing.
  • Isabel de Cala (Leeds) - Dune cross-stratification in turbidite systems.
  • Neal Gunn (Leeds) - The role of contourites in generating long run-out debris flows. An example, offshore Uruguay.
  • Luan Ho (Leeds) - Experimental and theoretical study of gravity current dynamics.
  • Rob Kelly (Leeds) - Channel sinuosity control on submarine-fan evolution.
  • Pierre Mueller (Pavia, Italy) - Physical stratigraphy and facies tracts of the Bordighera deep sea fan in the framework of the pre-collisional evolution of the Alpine convergent system.
  • Roman Soltan (Leeds, jointly funded TRG/FRG/BSG) - Integrated basin studies: the Carboniferous of NE England.
  • Dan Stokes (UCD, Nexen funded) - Hybrid event beds in slope channel settings - Flow processes during deep water slope incision and backfilling.
  • Dan Tek (Leeds) - Autogenic versus allogenic controls on deep-sea channel evolution.

Funding Options
  • Fully TRG funded
  • Part TRG and part industry-funded
  • Fully industry funded
  • Research council funded
  • Self funded
  • Scholarship funded - Leeds. The University has separate scholarship schemes for UK/EU students, and also "international" (non EU) students
  • Scholarship funded - non Leeds.

The research themes would generally fall under one of the categories listed on the Current Activities page.
Please get in touch if you are interested in coming to work with us!

Current fully funded PhD Opportunites
Unfunded PhD opportunities
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  • Controls on hybrid event beds occurrence in deep marine settings: implications for facies and facies architecture prediction
  • Scale constraints on the transport of cohesive sediments
  • Database and outcrop-based evaluation of mass transport deposit occurrence
  • Palaeo-seafloor reconstruction and environmental change
  • Pinch-out stratigraphic traps: predicting unconventional trapping mechanisms
  • Quantifying the anatomy of clastic deep-marine deposits