Tullow Lecturer in Structural Geology. A graduate of University College Cork with an MSc in Structural Geology from
Imperial College, Conrad completed a PhD on the structure
and hydraulic properties of faults from the University of Liverpool. Conrad has been a member of the group since 1987
and a Joint Director since 2005. His current interests include the growth of fault zones and fault systems, the impact
of faults on fluid flow and the application of DEM (discrete element method) mechanical modelling approaches to
many technical issues related to faulting.
TEL:+353 (0)1 716 2608
Senior Research Fellow. A graduate of Imperial College, Tom joined the group in February 1997 after completing
a PhD at Heriot-Watt University on the geometry and modelling of faults and fault networks and their impact on fluid flow. Tom has been
Joint Director of the group since 2005, and his principal research interests include the impact of faults
on fluid flow, the kinematics and earthquake behaviour of fault systems, and the development of methods
for the flow modelling of faulted rock volumes.
TEL:+353 (0)1 716 2605
Senior Research Fellow. A graduate of Salzburg University, Austria, Mats joined the group in February 2001 after completing
an MSc research degree on analogue modelling at Erlangen University, Germany. Mats completed a PhD on the analysis and modelling
of the structure and growth of fault zones in autumn 2004. He has since undertaken government (IRCSET and SFI) funded post-doctoral
projects on the modelling of fault zones and fault systems using discrete element modelling methods. Mats is our lead researcher on
discrete element modelling, a relatively new research area for the group and for structural geology, and is a collaborator and
supervisor of a selection of government and industry funded research projects on the modelling of fault zones, joints and caldera collapse. Whilst Mats is now based at University of Vienna, he continues to work exclusively on FAG-related projects, and is still central to much of our research on discrete element modelling.
TEL:+353 (0)1 716 2611
Eoghan completed his undergraduate geology degree in Trinity College Dublin and undertook a Phd study of
analogue modelling of caldera collapse. He spent one year as an assistant lecturer in structural geology
in UCD Dublin and joined FAG on a post-doctoral fellowship in December 2007. His current research is on the InSAR analysis and discrete
element modelling of caldera subsidence and related faulting, and is supported by an INSPIRE Fellowship co-funded by IRCSET and Marie Curie (EU).
The project is being conducted at both UCD Dublin and GFZ Potsdam (Germany), in collaboration with Dr Thomas Walter of the Volcanotectonics Group
TEL:+353 (0)1 716 2609
Aisling completed her undergraduate geology degree in Trinity College Dublin in 2004 and undertook a Phd study at the University of Glasgow on the initiation and evolution of ignimbrite faults in Gran Canaria, Spain. Aisling then worked in the minerals industry in Ireland for a couple of years, followed by a post-doctoral position in Glasgow working on the evolution of seismicity and permeability in geological
faults from early January 2010 until she joined FAG as a post-doctoral researcher in May 2011. Aisling's work mainly involves the analysis of fault zones from seismic data and outcrop studies in the context of our multi-company funded QUAFF project.
TEL:+353 (0)1 716 2611
Professor. John has been with the group since its inception in 1985 and was its Director from 1996 to 2005.
A graduate of University College Dublin in 1980, John undertook a PhD at University College Galway on the
Norwegian Caledonides prior to joining the group. As Joint Director, John's research interests include
the long- and short-term (i.e. earthquake) growth of fault systems, the impact of faults on fluid-flow on a range of scales
(e.g. basin to mineral deposit), and the definition of new analytical and modelling techniques for a range of fault-related
TEL:+353 (0)1 716 2169
Dan was awarded a BA (Hons) in Public Administration from the University of Limerick in 2007 during which he completed internships in both the Houses of the Oireachtas and Dept. of An Taoiseach. Following this he worked with the School of Computer Science and Informatics at UCD, acting as project manager for several large-scale multi-institutional research initiatives. Dan Joined the Fault Analysis Group in January 2011 and now supports the group's research as part-time Research Administrator.
TEL:+353 (0)1 716 2606