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Dr Thomas Jones

Reader in Volcanology

Thomas Jones

LEC Building

LA1 4YQ

Lancaster

Research overview

I am a volcanologist who uses a combination of field studies and laboratory experiments to investigate the physical processes that operate during the transport and eruption of magma. Current research projects and interests include magma fragmentation and the generation of volcanic ash, flow properties of pyroclastic density currents, and the transport of mantle cargo during kimberlite eruptions. Although largely focussed on volcanic problems, I enjoy crossing traditional discipline boundaries and have collaborated with engineers, material scientists and ecologists.

PhD supervision

There are PhD/ graduate student opportunities within my group to work on topics related to magma fragmentation, kimberlites, volcanic ash and rheology. High performing and motivated students are encouraged to get in touch by email.

Career Details

Employment (reverse chronological order):

  • Reader (Associate Professor) in Volcanology and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, Lancaster University, UK
  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Rice Academy Fellow, Rice University, Houston, USA
  • Lecturer, University of Tübingen, Germany

Education (reverse chronological order):

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Liverpool, UK
  • PhD, Volcanology, Durham University, UK
  • MSci (Hons) Geology with Study Abroad, University of Bristol, UK & University of British Columbia, Canada

Current fellowships:

  • UKRI Future Leader Fellow
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

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