The Deformation and Microstructures Group is well-funded, major research grouping within Earth Sciences at Liverpool. The group is currently supported by more than £3.2M of peer-reviewed research funding from NERC, the Royal Society, the Leverhulme Trust and the European Research Council (ERC).
Current grants include:
- How do earthquake ruptures propagate through clay-rich fault zones? NERC £684,702, NE/P002943/1. Dan Faulkner and Ben Edwards.
- The geological record of the earthquake cycle in the lower crust; NERC, £69,580. PI: L. Menegon (Plymouth), Co-Is: Betty Mariani, A. Fagereng (Cardiff), F. Fusseis (Edinburgh).
- Interaction between crystallisation and fluid dynamics in magmatic systems. NERC, £28,800. PI: M. Holness (Cambridge), Co-Is: J. Neufeld (Cambridge), Betty Mariani.
- The feedback between volatiles and mantle dynamics. NERC £362,000, NE/M000060/1, 2014-2019. Betty Mariani and John Wheeler.
- The strength of the lower mantle. NERC £346,000, NE/L007363/1, 2014-2017. Betty Mariani and John Wheeler;
- Evolution of the physical, geochemical and mechanical properties of the Alpine Fault Zone: A journey through an active plate boundary. NERC £619,204, NE/J024449/1. Dan Faulkner and Betty Mariani.
- Fluid flow in the Earth: the influence of dehydration reactions and stress. NERC £583,932, NE/J008303/1. John Wheeler, Dan Faulkner and Betty Mariani.
- An experimental approach to understand inDuced sEismicity in GAS Shales – DEGASS. £247,055. European Commission. Sabine den Hartog and Dan Faulkner.
- Mechanics of earthquake slip. Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship £44,254. Dan Faulkner.
- The geomechanics of New Zealand geothermal fields. £11,000. Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS), New Zealand. Dan Faulkner.