Geosolutions Leeds

The Turbidites Research Group

Studying with TRG

Much of the TRG programme is conducted through PhD studentships and post-docs - based in Leeds, Hull, 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 position per year.

Current Students
  • Damilola Adekanye (Leeds) - Massively Parallelized Models of Fluid-Solid Multiphase Flow.
  • Laura Bührig (Leeds) - A database-informed approach to the construction of quantitative sedimentological facies and source-to-sink models.
  • Sheng Chen (Leeds) - Delta to deep-sea sediment budgets​.
  • Megan Davies (Leeds) - Hybrid event beds in confined basins.
  • Marijke de Vet (Hull) - Turbulent-laminar transitions in flows laden with cohesive sediment.
  • Sojiro Fukuda (Hull) - Palaeo-Environment Reconstruction from Seafloor Landscapes.
  • Daniele Invernizzi (Milano, Italy) - Facies architecture in channel-levee outcrops.
  • Laura McDonald (Auckland, New Zealand) - Hikurangi margin Palaeoclimate from deep-sea cores.
  • Justine Poppeschi (Kyoto University, Japan) - The impact of the tide on turbidity currents and their deposits.
  • Michela Principi (Camerino, Italy) - Lobe complex architecture, Laga, Italy.
  • Elena Scacchia (Parma, Italy) - Study of high-density turbidity currents and their products deposited in tectonically-confined settings.
  • Anthony Shorrock (Auckland, New Zealand) - Unravelling the long-term interplay between climate, volcanic activity, and earthquakes.

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.

Please check back regularly for new positions. Typically we start 1-2 new PhD and post-doc positions per year.

Unfunded PhD opportunities

If you have independent access to research funds, we can host you to do a PhD, M.Lit or MSc by research. You may have your own research project in mind. Alternatively, we can work with you to design a project, or can offer fully-framed projects. Examples of candidate projects are shown below (hover mouse over titles for description)

  • 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

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!