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Dr Thomas Jones MSci (Hons), PhD

Lecturer in Earth Sciences Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences


Personal Statement

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 the transport of mantle cargo during kimberlite eruptions, inertial magma fragmentation and the generation of volcanic ash. Although largely focussed on volcanic problems I enjoy crossing traditional discipline boundaries and have collaborated with engineers, material scientists and ecologists.

Education/Employment (reverse chronological order):
· Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK
· Rice Academy Fellow, Rice University, Houston, USA
· Lecturer, University of Tübingen, Germany
· PhD, Volcanology, Durham University, UK
· MSci (Hons) Geology with Study Abroad, University of Bristol, UK & University of British Columbia, Canada

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

Funded Fellowships

  • Rice Academy Junior Fellowship, Rice University, Houston, Texas (2018 - 2020)
  • Teaching and Research Fellowship (T@T) (University of Tübingen, 2018)