Post-Doctoral Researcher. Janis obtained his BSc and PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Glasgow, completed a PhD in the
application of numerical modelling techniques to better understand rock fracture dynamics and associated microseismicity during
hydrofracturing. Joining the group in 2019 he uses Discrete Element Modelling to investigate the localisation and growth of normal
fault systems. His most recent work is on the nature of fault reactivation associated with the development of carbon storage sites.
TEL:+353 (0)1 716 2611
Assistant Professor 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
|Post-Doctoral Reseacher. John obtained his BSc in Geology from UCD 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. Since early 2021 John has been performing a Post-Doctoral project in NUIG (National university of Ireland at Galway), in collaboration with our group, on structural aspects of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) within the Irish Sea.|
Research Fellow. 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, Stratos
remained as a post-doctoral researcher within the Fault Analysus Group contributing to a number of projects, including our Quaff2 project and iCRAG research projects on
the evolution of perched Mesozoic rift basins and fault reactivation in offshore Ireland. Stratos is currently an Irish Research Council (IRC) Fellow investigating the impact of fault
geometry and interaction on earthquake behaviour.
TEL:+353 (0)1 716 2611
Research Geoscientist. Rob graduated with a BSc in Geology in 2015 from University College Dublin and having worked as a Junior Exploration Geologist
for Vedanta Exploration Ireland Limited for 6 months he joined iCRAG as a Research Assistant in January 2016.His research has concentrated on the 3D modelling
of the Irish Zn-Pb Orefield from exploration archive data, with particular emphasis on defining the tectonostratigraphic framework of Lower Carboniferous Basins
and the completion of a new online resource for mineral exploration in Ireland. He is also performing an MSc on defining the strucrurally controlled facies variations
on regional through to fault scale.
TEL:+353 (0)85 150 7523
GaŽl Lymer graduated with a PhD in Marine Geosciences in 2014 from the University of Lille (France) on the rifting and the effects of Messinian Salinity Crisis
in the Tyrrhenian Basin (Mediterranean Sea).He then performed a post-doc at the University of Birmingham (UK) on the rifting and break-up processes of the
North-Atlantic Ocean at the Galicia Margin (West of Spain). In 2019, GaŽl moved to Dublin to work at iCRAG with the Fault Analysis Group on the structural
development and the kinematics of fault systems of the Irish offshore basins. His current research uses recently acquired 3D seismic datasets to investigate
the evolution of the hyperextended Porcupine Basin.
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
|Post-Doctoral Reseacher. Pablo graduated with a BsC Geology in Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and an MsC in Reservoir Geology and Geophysics at University of Barcelona (UB). After his MSc, Pablo joined Shell E&P carrying out a research project focused on Stratigraphic Forward Modelling on the south Pyrenean foreland basin. In 2015 Pablo joined iCRAG and University College Dublin for his PhD under the supervision of Dr Conrad Childs which he completed in 2019. General research interests include seismic interpretation, fault analysis, stratigraphy and tecto-sedimentary relationships. His research focuses on the structural and kinematic analysis of the Celtic Sea Basins (offshore Ireland). By detailed analysis of seismic data the project is addressed to improve the knowledge about the development and evolution of the fault systems that bound Celtic Sea basins.|
Research Fellow. Sri graduated with a Joint MSc in Applied Geophysics from ETH Zurich, RWTH Aachen and TU Delft and a BSc
in Exploration Geophysics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Having completed his PhD in seabed fluid flow and
seepage studies at the University of Bergen and the University Centre in Svalbard, Norway he joined iCRAG to perform research on both methane and CO2 hydrates.
His recent research is in geothermal systems in onshore Ireland and in the poetntial of CO2 hydrates as a secondary seal for CCS sites.
TEL:+353 (0)89 4310191
Assistant Professor (Ad Astra Lecturer). Koen, a structural geologist specializing sediment-hosted mineral deposits,
joined UCD in 2015 and became a Joint Director of the group in 2021. His research within the raw
materials theme of iCRAG (Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences), has been supported through a Marie
Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship (2017-2019) and an SFI Industry Fellowship (2019-2020). Koen has worked extensively on base metal
deposits in sedimentary basins, including the the Central African Copperbelt and the Irish Orefield, applying a wide
variety of techniques to elucidate ore deposit formation, fluid flow and structural controls. This includes
structural analysis, basin analysis, geochemistry, and geological and numerical modelling techniques.
TEL:+353 (0)85 2845953
Post-Doctoral Reseacher. Deirdre graduated with a BA(mod) in Geology from Trinity College Dublin
in 2011, an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from University College Dublin
in 2015 before joining iCRAG for her PhD in Reservoir Modelling which she completed in 2019.
aims to generate realistic, hierarchical, reservoir models
conditioned to a quantifiable sedimentological parameterisation while
honouring both well data along with larger-scale trends observed from
3D seismic data. This project will use both multiple-point statistics
as well as the compression-based modelling approach. General research
interests include reservoir modelling and reservoir simulation.
TEL:+353 (0)1 7162611
Professor. John has been with the group since its inception in 1985 and was its Director from 1996 to 2005, and Joint Director until 2021.
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. 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