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My research focuses on the role of mineralogy, petrology and rock physical properties in geological processes of importance to society and industry. I use a combination of experimental rock mechanics and analytical techniques to evaluate the strength and mechanical stability of rocks under changing physico-chemical conditions.

In particular, I study the mineral changes that occur as a result of temperature and pressure gradients in faults and fractured zones. By quantifying rock physical properties, my work provides data to support a safer exploitation of the subsurface for energy generation and waste storage.

You can read more about me on my UCL page or about my work in the Science for Clean Energy project.