Conrad Childs 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



Dr Tom Manzocchi 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



Aisling 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



Dr John Walsh 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 technical issues.

TEL:+353 (0)1 716 2169



Dan 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