|Marcus is a Computer Scientist who graduated at Universidade Federal de Lavras (Brazil). He holds a Ph.D in Computational Physics from ETH Zurich (Switzerland), and later worked in an industry-based research project at ORG-Geophysical (Norway) through a Marie-Curie (ITN) Fellowship, which focused on electromagnetic methods for hydrocarbon exploration. His general research interests are numerical methods and scientific and high performance computing applied to geosciences. Marcus joined the Fault Analysis Group (through his Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geoscience (iCRAG) and, in 2016, where he is collaborating with Tom Manzocchi on the development of geomodelling approaches and software.|
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
|John obtained his BSc in Geology from UCD in in 2010, and his PhD with the Fault Analysis Group in 2014 on the kinematics of segment boundaries on normal faults. He worked as a geologist in the mining industry in Ireland for a few years before joining iCRAG (and rejoining the Fault Analysis Group) to work on the 3-D modelling of the Irish onshore.|
Stratos graduated with a BSc and MSc from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Geology. He started
his collaborations with the Fault Analysis Group during his MSc research on the structure of faults in the Ptolemais basin
lignite mimes. Following the award of his PhD from UCD in 2016 on 3D fault zone achitecture in Kardia mine, Statos
remained as a post-doctoral reseacher within the Fault Analysus group contributing to a number of projects. His current
focus is on understanding the evolution of perched Mesozoic rift basins along the eastern margin of the Rockall Trough, as
part of the Energy Security challenge of the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geoscience (iCRAG).
TEL:+353 (0)1 716 2611
Associate Professor. 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 and other fractures
on fluid flow, the geometry and kinematics of fault and fracture systems, and the development of methods
for modelling faulted (and unfaulted) rock volumes.
TEL:+353 (0)1 716 2605
Research Fellow. Vincent Roche joined the Fault Analysis Group as a post-doctorate fellow in May 2015. His current research focuses on structural and
geomechanical analysis of faults. Previously, Vincent held a post-doctorate position at the University of Alberta, where he performed
geomechanical analysis on induced microseismicity. Vincent completed a PhD in 2011 from the University of Paris 6, France, where he
investigated the role of layering on fault growth and fault geometry.
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