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DEEP PhD students

Natural History Museum, UiO

Victoria Sjøholt Engelschiøn

  • Start date of PhD: t25.07.2018
  • Field of expertice: Geochemistry, Sedimentology, Palaeontology
  • Preliminary thesis topic: To place the faunal assemblage of the Middle Triassic of Svalbard and correlating this to sedimentological and geochemical data
  • Main supervisor: Øyvind Hammer, Natural history museum of Oslo
  • Co-supervisors: Atle Mørk, NTNU and Jørn Hurum, Natural history museum of Oslo

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Anette Granseth - Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

  • Start date of PhD: 01.01.2016
  • Field of expertice: Mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Formation of the Mo- and Ni-deposits in Knaben and Evje, and their relationship to the magmatic evolution of the late mesoproterozoic sweconorwegian province in southwest Norway
  • Main supervisor: Bjørn Eske Sørensen, NTNU
  • Co-supervisor: Trond Slagstad, NGU

Julie Linnea Gresseth - Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

  • Start date of PhD: 06.01.2020
  • Field of expertice: Seismic interpretation, structural geology, basin formation
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Suprabasins, rift margin formation of the Mid-Norwegian margin
  • Main supervisor: Per Terje Osmundsen, NTNU

Linda Haaland - Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

  • Start date of PhD: 15.02.2020
  • Field of expertice: Stuctural geology and tectonics 
  • Main supervisor: Per Terje Osmundsen, NTNU

Trond S. Harstad - Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

  • Start date of PhD: 01.01.2017
  • Field of expertice: Provenance, Zircon, Cr-spinel
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Provenance of the Late Triassic in the Barents shelf. Developing new methods related to petrology and geochemistry.
  • Main supervisor: Mai Britt Mørk, NTNU
  • Co-supervisor: Trond Slagstad, NGU

Anna Lim - Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

  • Field of expertice: Exploration Geologist with specialist experience in pore pressure analysis
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Crustal structure and fluid circulation across the ultraslow-spreading Mohn's Ridge ridge
  • Main supervisor: Ståle Emil Johansen, NTNU

Even Nikolaisen - Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

  • Start date of PhD: 15.08.2017
  • Field of expertice: Petrology,mineralogy and microstructures
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Multiscale 3D analysis of silica hosted magnetic inclusions
  • Main supervisor: Richard Harrison, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Co-supervisor: Suzanne A. McEnroe, NTNU

Alf Andre Orvik - Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

  • Start date of PhD: 01.08.2019
  • Field of expertice: Petrology, Magmatic plumbing systems, Machine learning
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Ore potential in magmatic systems
  • Main supervisor: Bjørn Eske Sørensen, NTNU
  • Co-supervisor: Rune Berg-Edland Larsen, NTNU

Anna Pryadunenko - Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

  • Start date of PhD: 01.10.2015
  • Field of expertice: Visualisation, Computer Science, Reservoir Modelling
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Importance of mantle properties upon the formation of volcanic hosted massive sulfide deposits
  • Main supervisor: Rune Berg-Edland Larsen, NTNU

Eric Ryan - Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

  • Start date of PhD: 10.08.2018
  • Field of expertice: Structural Geology, Drones, Field Work
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Onshore-Offshore Correlation of Large Hydrothermal Ore-Forming Fracture-Systems
  • Main supervisor: Bjørn Eske Sørensen, NTNU
  • Co-supervisor: Rune Berg-Edland Larsen, NTNU, Christine Fichler, NTNU and Giulio Viola, University of Bologna

The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)

Marina Galindos Alfarache - Department of Geology

  • Start date of PhD: 03.06.2019
  • Field of expertice: Microstructural geology, metamorphism, tectonics
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Tectonic evolution of the Lyngen, Nakkedal, and Tromsø Nappe Complexes (Uppermost Allochthonous, Troms area, Northern Caledonides)
  • Main supervisor: Holger Stunitz, UiT
  • Co-supervisor: Jiri Konopasek, UiT

Przemyslaw Domel - CAGE

  • Start date of PhD: 07.05.2020
  • Field of expertice: Microseismicity, Stress mechanisms, Seepage
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Regional stress regime of western-Svalbard margin and its relation with near surface fluid flow: a study using ocean bottom seismometers
  • Main supervisor: Andreia Plaza-Faverola, UiT
  • Co-supervisor: Stefan Buenz, UiT and Vera Schlindwein, Alfred Wegener Institute

Saliha Eren - Department of Physics and Technology

  • Start date of PhD: 01.02.2018
  • Field of expertice: Heliosphere, dust, planet
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Interplanetary dust
  • Main supervisor: Ingrid Mann, UiT
  • Co-supervisor: Åshild Fredriksen, UiT

Harald Hansen - Department of Geology

  • Start date of PhD: 01.02.2018
  • Field of expertice: Petrology, ore geology, tectonics
  • Preliminary thesis topic: The tectonic setting, geochemistry and ore geology of the precambrim basement in northern Norway
  • Main supervisor: Steffen Bergh, UiT

Paul Heckmann - Department of Geology

  • Start date of PhD: 02.02.2018
  • Field of expertice: Lithogeochemistry, Fluid and melt inclusion studies, Piston-cylinder experiments
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Origin and evolution of gabbro pegmatites and their role in formation of various types of ore deposits
  • Main supervisor: Sabina Strmic Palinkas, UiT
  • Co-supervisor: Melanie Forien, UiT

Stephan Höpfl - Department of Geology

  • Start date of PhD: 03.06.2018
  • Field of expertice: Tectonics, Metamorphism, Petrology
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Reconstruction of the tectonic history of the Lyngen, Nakkedal and Tromsø Nappes of the Scandinavian Caledonides based on kinematics, age correlations and pressure-temperature-deformation-time (p-t-d-t) evolution
  • Main supervisor: Jiri Konopasek, UiT
  • Co-supervisor: Holger Stunitz, UiT

Jack Percival - Department of Geology

  • Start date of PhD: 19.04.2017
  • Field of expertice: Tectonics, metamorphism, structural geology
  • Preliminary thesis topic: The tectono-thermal evolution and mode of exhumation of deep-seated rocks in collisional orogens - comparing the Dom Feliciano mountain belt and the North Norwegian Caledonides
  • Main supervisor: Jiri Konopasek, UiT 

The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)

Peter Betlem

  • Start date of PhD: 11.03.2019
  • Field of expertice: CCS - rock/geophysics - hydrates
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Multi-physical detection of along-fault CO2 migration through cap rock shales
  • Main supervisor: Kim Senger, UNIS

Thomas Birchall

  • Start date of PhD: 01.04.2017
  • Field of expertice: Exploration Geologist with specialist experience in pore pressure analysis
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Geological Controls on Pore Pressure Regimes in Uplifted Basins
  • Main supervisor: Kim Senger, UNIS
  • Co-supervisor: Alvar Braathen, UiO and Fridtjof Riis, NPD

Malte Michel Jochmann

  • Start date of PhD: 01.09.2015
  • Field of expertice: Sedimentology, Coal geology and Regional Geology 
  • Preliminary thesis topic:The regional geometry and sedimentology of the lower Paleogene basin in Svalbard and North East Greenland
  • Main supervisor: Maria Jensen, UNIS
  • Co-supervisor: Snorre Olaussen, UNIS, UiO and William Helland-Hansen, UiB

University of Bergen

Anders Bjerga - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 01.03.2017
  • Field of expertice: Geochemistry, petrology, fluid-rock interactions 
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Oceanic core complexes in the Norwegian-Greenland Sea
  • Main supervisor: Rolf Birger Pedersen, UiB

Vilde Dimmen - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 01.11.2017
  • Field of expertice: Structural geology, fluid flow, seismic forward modelling, field work
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Geological and geophysical properties of fault zones in carbonate rocks: from outcrop analogues to seismic imaging (SW Barents Sea and analogues)
  • Main supervisor: Atle Rotevatn, UiB

Gauti Eliassen - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 15.08.2016
  • Field of expertice: Sedimentology, Palynology, Stratigraphy
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Sedimentary and palaeoenvironmental evolution of early syn-rift stratigraphy, Corinth Rift, Greece
  • Main supervisor: Robert Gawthorpe, UiB
  • Co-supervisors: Martin Muravchik - UiB, Gunn Mangerud - UiB, Richard Collier - University of Leeds and Katarina Kouli - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Natacha Fabregas - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 03.07.2018
  • Field of expertice: Geology, Sedimentology, Rifting
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Tectono-sedimentary evolution of the southern margin of the Rift of Corinth
  • Main supervisor: Robert Gawthorpe, UiB
  • Co-supervisors: Mary Ford, Université de Lorraine, Richard Collier, University of Leeds and Martin Muravchik, UiB

Albina Gilmullina - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 28.01.2018
  • Field of expertice: Sedimentology, Source- to-sink
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Internal and external forcing factors on the Source-to-Sink infill dynamics of the Lower Mesozoic Greater Barents Sea Basin
  • Main supervisor: William Helland-Hansen, UiB
  • Co-supervisors: Christian Haug Eide, UiB

Åse Hestnes - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 01.01.2019
  • Field of expertice: Thermochronology, structural geology, lineament analysis
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Topographic evolution and source-to-sink relationships in Western Norway: a multi-method approach
  • Main supervisor: Joachim Jacobs, UiB
  • Co-supervisors: Deta Gasser, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, HVL

Danielle Howlett - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 25.07.2016
  • Field of expertice: Seismic, modelling, and deepwater
  • Preliminary thesis topic: The Response of Deepwater Depositional Systems to Evolving Salt-Influenced Topography: Miocene, Offshore Angola
  • Main supervisor: Robert Gawthorpe, UiB
  • Co-supervisors: Wojciech Nemec, UiB, Atle Rotevatn, UiB and Chris Jackson, Imperial College London

Xingguo Huang - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 27.09.2017
  • Field of expertice: Full waveform inversion, Seismic imaging, Seismic wave propagation
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Seismic inversion
  • Main supervisor: Morten Jakobsen, UiB

Martin Kjenes - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 20.01.2019
  • Field of expertice: Microstructures, intrusions, fieldwork
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Controls on the development of mafic intrusions in sedimentary basins
  • Main supervisor: Christian Haug Eide, UiB
  • Co-supervisor: Atle Rotevatn, UiB

Jhon Meyer Munoz Barrera - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 01.09.2016
  • Field of expertice: Seismic interpretation, Structural geology, Sequence stratigraphy
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Syn-rift evolution on and around the Frøya high during the late Jurassic
  • Main supervisors: Rob Gawthorpe, UiB and Atle Rotevatn, UiB
  • Co-supervisor: Gijs Henstra, UiB

Florian Millet - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 01.09.2016
  • Field of expertice: Regional seismology, receiver function, geology
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Developping new methods for the study of the scattered seismic wavefield
  • Main supervisor: Stéphane Rondenay, UiB
  • Co-supervisors: Thomas Bodin, ENS Lyon

Philipp Müller - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 01.10.2019
  • Field of expertice: Reflection seismic interpretation, subsurface fluid migration, sedimentology
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Top seal analysis
  • Main supervisor: Christian Hermanrud, UiB

Edoseghe Edwin Osagiede - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 15.01.2017
  • Field of expertice: Structural geology and basin tectonics
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Late Jurassic Syn-Rift Structural and Tectono-Sedimentary Evolution of the Gudrun-Heimdal Terraces and adjacent South Viking Graben, Western Utsira High, Northern North Sea
  • Main supervisor: Atle Rotevatn, UiB
  • Co-supervisors: Rob Gawthorpe, UiB and Christopher Jackson, Imperial College London

Samuel Pereira - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 15.08.2020
  • Field of expertice: Geochemistry, Geomicrobiology, Thermodynamic modelling 
  • Preliminary thesis topic: The high temperature fate of the hydrothermal deep biosphere- An experimental and field approach
  • Main supervisor: Eoghan P. Reeves, UiB
  • Co-supervisors: Ida Helene Steen, UiB, Håkon Dahle, UiB and Florence Schubotz, University of Bremen

Apolline Maria Samin - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 01.01.2020
  • Field of expertice: Hydrothermal isotope geochemistry
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Investigating Cu isotope fractionation as a tracer for seafloor mineral deposit formation using hydrothermal experiments
  • Main supervisor: Desiree Roerdink, UiB
  • Co-supervisors: Eoghan P. Reeves, UiB, John Jamieson, Memorial University, Newfoundland and Wolfgang Bach, University of Bremen

Hasbi Ash Shiddiqi - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 01.02.2019
  • Field of expertice: Hypocenter location, earthquake source, seismic tomography
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Intraplate earthquakes in Norway and India: seismicity analysis, seismic velocity tomography and earthquake source parameters
  • Main supervisor: Lars Ottemöller, UiB
  • Co-supervisors: Stéphane Rondenay, UiB

Håvard Stubseid - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 18.01.2018
  • Field of expertice: Geochemistry, petrology and geochronology 
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Morphology and geochemistry of axial volcanic ridges in the Norwegian-Greenland Sea 
  • Main supervisor: Cedric Hamelin, UiB

Thomas Thuesen - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 14.08.2017
  • Field of expertice: Sedimentology, Source- to-sink, Facies analysis
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Holocene sediment production and sediment volume partitioning in a western Norwegian fjord-valley source-to-sink system
  • Main supervisor: William Helland-Hansen, UiB
  • Co-supervisors: Christian Haug Eide, UiB

Cheng-Cheng Wang - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 01.01.2018
  • Field of expertice: Geochronology, Geochemistry, Tectonics
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Nature and geodynamics of Grenville-age orogens in Norway and Dronning Maud Land (East Antarctica) during the assembly of Rodinia: insights into the lateral termination of the greater Grenville Orogen
  • Main supervisor: Joachim Jacobs, UiB

Sebastian Wolf - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 15.09.2016
  • Field of expertice: Thermo-mechanically coupled geodynamic modelling
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Investigation of the coupling between tectonics and surface processes during mountain building
  • Main supervisor: Ritske Huismans, UiB
  • Co-supervisor: Peter van der Beek, IsTERRE Grenoble

Hannah Babel - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 01.12.2020
  • Field of expertice: Geomicrobiology, microbial metabolisms, basalt alterations
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Microbial life and fluid-rock interactions in oceanic crust
  • Main supervisor: Steffen Leth Jørgensen, UiB
  • Co-supervisors: Andreas Türke, UiB, and Ingunn Hindenes Thorseth, UiB

Ingvild Aarrestad- Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 19.10.2020
  • Field of expertice: Experimental, geochemistry, feedback
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Feedback mechanisms in mineral replacement reactions
  • Main supervisor: Andreas Beinlich, UiB
  • Co-supervisors: Desiree Roerdink, UiB, and Oliver Plümper, UiB

Chanakan Boonnawa - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Start date of PhD: 01.09.2021
  • Field of expertice: Seafloor hydrothermal fluids,Abiogenic production of organic carbons, Fluid geochemistry
  • Main supervisor: Eoghan P. Reeves, UiB


University of Oslo

Eirik Gottschalk Ballo - CEED

  • Start date of PhD: 01.09.2018
  • Field of expertice: Volcanism, geochemistry, lake sediments
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Volcanic Eruptions and their Impacts on Climate, Environment, and Viking Society in 500–1250 CE (VIKINGS)
  • Main supervisor: Henrik Svensen, UiO
  • Co-supervisors: Manon Bajard, UiO

Lea Belosa - CEED

  • Start date of PhD: 04.11.2019
  • Field of expertice: Geophysics and Marine Geology
  • Preliminary thesis topic: NE Atlantic fracture zones
  • Main supervisor: Carmen Gaina, UiO

Joshua Neilson Bostic - CEED

  • Start date of PhD: 04.09.2017
  • Field of expertice: Biogeochemistry, Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry, Climate reconstruction
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Reconstructing the magnitude and societal effects of acute climate changes during the Viking dark ages
  • Main supervisor: Anne Hope Jahren, UiO
  • Co-supervisors: Henrik Svensen, UiO

Romain Corseri - UiO and Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research AS

  • Start date of PhD: 01.05.2019
  • Field of expertice: Geophysics, Applied electromagnetics, Seismic interpretation
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Electrical Conductivity Structure of the Crust on the Norwegian Continental Shelf from Magnetotelluric Data
  • Main supervisor: Jan Inge Faleide, UiO
  • Co-supervisors: Sverre Planke, UiO and Kim Senger, UNIS

Sigurd Eide - Department of Technology Systems

  • Start date of PhD: 01.08.2018
  • Field of expertice: Geophysics, Physics, Geology
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Geophysical Mars exploration by ground penetrating radar - RIMFAX
  • Main supervisor: Svein-Erik Hamran, UiO
  • Co-supervisor: Henning Dypvik, UiO

Thea Sveva Faleide - Section of Geology and Geophysics

  • Start date of PhD: 01.01.2018
  • Field of expertice: Sedimentary basin analyses, mainly seismic interpretation and seismic modelling
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Seismic imaging and modelling of faults
  • Main supervisor: Alvar Braathen, UiO
  • Co-supervisor: Ivar Midtkandal, UiO og Sverre Planke, UiO

Marthe Grønlie Guren - NJORD

  • Start date of PhD: 08.01.2018
  • Field of expertice: Molecular dynamics, geomechanics, fluid-rock interactions
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Nanoscale imaging and modelling of mineral surfaces during mechano-chemical transformations
  • Main supervisor: Francois Renard, UiO
  • Co-supervisors: Anders Malthe-Sørenssen, UiO and Anja Røyne, UiO

 Elise M. Harrington - CEED

  • Start date of PhD: 26.08.2019
  • Field of expertice: Remote sensing, Fieldwork, Terrestrial analogues
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Water-rock interactions in hydrothermal and evaporitic systems on Earth and Mars
  • Main supervisor: Stephanie Werner, UiO

Annie Jerkins - NORSAR/UiO

  • Start date of PhD: 01.01.2020
  • Field of expertice: Regional earthquake seismology
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Improved understanding of seismicity in the North Sea 
  • Main supervisor: Volker Oye, NORSAR/UiO
  • Co-supervisors: Valerie Maupin, UiO, Lars Ottemöller, UiB and Felix Halpaap, UiB

Krister Stræte Karlsen - CEED

  • Start date of PhD: 01.08.2017
  • Field of expertice: Mathematical modeling/numerical methods, Fluid mechanics, Python programming
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Investigate the impact of subducted water on mantle convection, and and its effect on thermal evolution, sea level and the supercontinent cycle. Methods include numerical simulations of convective flow in the mantle and parameterized models of Earth’s thermal evolution.
  • Main supervisor: Clint Conrad, UiO
  • Co-supervisors: Reidar Trønnes, UiO and Valentina Magni, UiO

Chloe Markussen-Marcilly - CEED

  • Start date of PhD: 05.08.2019
  • Field of expertice: Paleogeographic reconstruction, Silicate weathering, General sedimentology
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Modelling the long-term climate fluctuations
  • Main supervisor: Trond H. Torsvik, UiO
  • Co-supervisors: Henrik Svensen, UiO and Morgan T. Jones, UiO

Stephen Michalchuk - NJORD

  • Start date of PhD: 13.11.2020
  • Field of expertice: Microstructural Analysis, Structural Geology, Metamorphic Petrography
  • Preliminary thesis topic: A microstructural analysis of the mechanisms and significance of transient brittle deformation in the ductile crust
  • Main supervisor: Luca Menegon, UiO
  • Co-supervisor: Francois Renard, UiO

Ole Rabbel - NJORD

  • Start date of PhD: 01.08.2017
  • Field of expertice: Rock Physics Modelling, Geomechanics, Geophysical Exploration
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Thermo-mechanical processes associated with the interface between cooling igneous sills and sedimentary host rocks
  • Main supervisor: Olivier Galland, UiO
  • Co-supervisor: Karen Mair, UiO

Md Jamilur Rahman - Section of Geology and Geophysics

  • Start date of PhD: 05.04.2019
  • Field of expertice: Rock physics, Petroleum Geosciences, Shale characterization
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Reservoir, seal and overburden characterization of potential CO2 storage sites in the northern North Sea
  • Main supervisor: Nazmul Haque Mondol, UiO
  • Co-supervisor: Jens Jahren, UiO, Jung Chan Choi, NGI and Manzar Fawad, UiO

Florence Ramirez - CEED

  • Start date of PhD: 12.08.2019
  • Field of expertice: Physics, Data processing, Seismology
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Construction of Greenland's mantle viscosity structure (with lateral variations) from the geophysical observations such as magnetotelluric and seismic data
  • Main supervisor: Clinton P. Conrad, UiO
  • Co-supervisor: Kate Selway, Macquarie University

Vidar Skogvoll - NJORD

  • Start date of PhD: 01.08.2019
  • Field of expertice: Statistical physics, Computational modelling, Phase-field crystal
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Multiple scales modelling of crystal plasticity
  • Main supervisor: Luiza Angheluta-Bauer, UiO
  • Co-supervisors: Francois Renard, UiO and Luca Menegon, UiO

Sruthi Uppalapati - CEED

  • Start date of PhD: 19.09.2016
  • Field of expertice: Geosciene, Remote sensing, Planetary science
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Cooling of a planet
  • Main supervisor: Stephanie Werner, UiO

Maaike Weerdesteijn - CEED

  • Start date of PhD: 27.05.2019
  • Field of expertice: Glacial isostatic adjustment, Numerical modeling, Magnetotellurics
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) modeling for Greenland: using magnetotelluric measurements to constrain mantle viscosity and incorporate this in a 3D numerical Earth model which needs to be extended for the application of GIA
  • Main supervisor: Clinton P. Conrad, UiO

Camilla Louise Würtzen - Section of Geology and Geophysics

  • Start date of PhD: 01.10.2018
  • Field of expertice: Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Basin fill dynamics 
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Tectonostratigraphy and basin fill dynamics in alluvial systems
  • Main supervisor: Ivar Midtkandal, UiO
  • Co-supervisors: Jan Inge Faleide, UiO, and Ingrid Margareta Anell, UiO

Andreas Grøvan Aspaas - Section of Geology and Geophysics

  • Start date of PhD: 04.01.2021
  • Field of expertice: Friction, fracturing, failure kinematics
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Creep bursts in landslides - characterization and numerical simulation of transient deformations
  • Main supervisor: Francois Renard, UiO
  • Co-supervisors: Bernd Etzelmüller, UiO, and Jessica McBeck, NJORD

Jack Whattam - CEED

  • Start date of PhD: 04.01.2021
  • Field of expertice: volcanology, petrology, mapping
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Understanding the explosive stage of the Oslo rift: the volcanic eruptions and sedimentary processes associated with caldera formation
  • Main supervisor: Henrik Svenson, UiO
  • Co-supervisors: Ivar Midtkandal , UiO, and Dougal Jerram, UiO

Yijung Wang - CEED

  • Start date of PhD: 07.09.2021
  • Field of expertice: numerical modelling, subduction, geophysics
  • Preliminary thesis topic: 
  • Preliminary thesis topic: Numerical modelling of anisotropic viscosity in mantle dynamics
  • Main supervisor: Agnes Kiraly, UiO
  • Co-supervisor: Clinton Conrad, UiO


DEEP Supervisors

Natural History Museum, UiO

Associate Professor Henrik H. Friis

  • Fields of expertise: Mineralogy, crystallography, alkaline complexes, spectroscopy

Professor Axel Müller

  • Fields of expertise: Petrology and mineralogy of igneous and hydrothermal rocks

Professor Reidar G. Trønnes

  • Research interests: Experimental mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry, Earth and planetary structure, evolution and dynamics

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Professor II Christine Fichler

  • Fields of expertise: Gravity and magnetic modelling and interpretation of sedimentary, crustal and mantle structures and associated geological processes

Professor Rune B. Larsen

  • Fields of expertise: Igneous Petrology Ore-deposit geology

Professor Suzanne McEnroe

  • Fields of expertise: My research is focused on understanding the fundamental magnetic properties of rocks and minerals, and how the atomic-scale properties affect magnetic anomalies on local, regional and satellite scales. 

Professor Philip Ringrose

  • Fields of expertise: Reservoir geology, CO2 storage

Associate Professor Bjørn Eske Sørensen

  • Fields of expertise: Mineralogy, Metamorphic petrology, Microtectonics. Structural Geology, Field Geology, EBSD, Crystallography, Thermodynamic modelling, Geochemistry and Igneous petrology

The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)

Associate Professor Stefan Bünz - Department of Geology

  • Fields of expertise: Fluid flow systems, gas hydrates, petroleum systems, margins

Associate Professor Mélanie Forien - Department of Geology

  • Field of expertise: Experimental igneous petrology

Professor Jiri Konopasek - Department of Geology

  • Fields of expertise: Metamorphic petrology, tectonics

Associate Professor Sabina Strmic Palinkas - Department of Geology

  • Fields of expertise: Geochemistry, ore deposits, fluid and melt inclusion studies, environmental geochemistry

Professor Holger Stunitz - Department of Geology

  • Fields of expertise: Rock deformation, microstructures, high pressure/high temperature experimental geology

Post Doctoral Fellow Malin Waage - CAGE

  • Fields of expertise: Methane seepage, 4D P-Cable seismic, marine geology

University of Bergen

Associate Professor Andreas Beinlich

  • Fields of expertise: Fluid-rock interactions, hydrothermal systems, ultramafic rock

Associate Professor Christian Haug Eide

  • Fields of expertise: Sedimentology, volcanism, geohazards

Professor Haflidi Haflidason

  • Fields of expertise: Marine geology, marine stratigraphy and processes, volcanology- tephrastratigraphy

Professor William Helland-Hansen

  • Fields of expertise: Sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, source-to-sink

Professor Ritske Huismans

  • Fields of expertise: Geodynamics, tectonics, modelling

Professor Joachim Jacobs

  • Fields of expertise: Tectonics, thermochronology, geochronology, orogen, structural geology

Professor Kerim Nisancioglu

  • Fields of expertise: Climate dynamics, paleoclimate

Professor Stéphane Rondenay

  • Fields of expertise: Seismology, Solid earth, Earth structure and dynamics

Professor Atle Rotevatn

  • Fields of expertise: Tectonics, structural geology, evolution of faults and sedimentary basins

University of Oslo

Professor Torgeir B. Andersen

  • Fields of expertise: Geology, Wilson cycle Tectonics, Structural Geology, Field studies

Professor Alvar Braathen

  • Fields of expertise: Structural geology and basin evolution

Associate Professor Asbjørn Johan Breivik

  • Fields of expertise: Wide angle seismic modeling, potential field methods, continental breakup and deep ocean magmatism

Professor Clinton Conrad

  • Fields of expertise: Solid Earth Geophysics, Mantle Dynamics, Geodynamics

Professor Henning Dypvik

  • Fields of expertise: Sedimentology, geochemistry, petrography

Professor Carmen Gaina

  • Fields of expertise: Marine geophysics, plate tectonics, microcontinent formation, paleobathymetry

Professor Joe LaCasce

  • Fields of expertise: Oceanography, Meteorology, Climate

Professor Valerie Maupin

  • Field of expertise: Seismology

Researcher Adriano Mazzini

  • Fields of expertise: Marine Geology, Geochemistry, Sedimentology

Professor Francois Renard

  • Fields of expertise: Rock physics

Postdoctoral Fellow Boris Robert

  • Fields of expertise: Paleomagnetism, plate tectonics and mantle dynamics 

Researcher Henrik Svensen

  • Research interests: Metamorphic, volcanic, and fluid flow processes in sedimentary basins, and its implications for movement of fluids and gases between different reservoirs

Professor Trond H. Torsvik

  • Fields of expertise: Plate Tectonics, Plumes, Geodynamics, Paleomagnetism, Earth History

Professor Stephanie Werner

  • Fields of expertise: Comparative Planetology, Planetary Dynamics, Planetary Physics

The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)

Associate Professor Maria Jensen

  • Fields of expertise: Sedimentology, sedimentary processes and basin analysis

Professor Snorre Olaussen

  • Fields of expertise: Basin fill, sequence stratigraphy, siliciclastic and carbonate sedimentology and petroleum geology

Associate Professor Kim Senger

  • Fields of expertise: High Arctic Large Igneous Province, CO2 sequestration, Gas hydrates, Structural geology

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)

Associate Professor Deta Gasser - Department of Environmental Sciences

  • Fields of expertise: Tectonics, Geochronology, Regional geology/Field mapping

DEEP Associates

List of active associates

  • Christian Meeßen, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Potsdam, Germany
  • Felipe Padilha Leitzke, Steinmann Institute, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Harriet Godwin, University of Oxford, UK
  • Ibrahim Ilhan, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
  • Nevra Bulut, Istanbul Technical University - Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Turkey
  • Matheus Ariel Battisti, CNPq, Brasil
  • Anna Gülcher, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Liam Hoare, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University, UK
  • Sara Vulpius, Department of Earth Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Flore Van Maldeghem, Chemistry Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium
Published May 10, 2016 2:55 PM - Last modified Aug. 13, 2021 2:53 PM