Outer Limits Geophysics

Who we are

Mike Kendall

Professor Michael Kendall

Michael Kendall is Professor of Seismology in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford. His research interests cover both pure and applied geophysics, from investigating the core-mantle boundary to using microearthquakes to image fractured hydrocarbon reservoirs. He has led seismic field experiments around the world, in settings ranging from the Canadian Arctic to remote parts of Ethiopia.

Born in England and raised in Canada, he has a PhD in geophysics from Queen's University in Canada and was a NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the USA. He has had faculty positions at the University of Toronto and the University of Leeds, and he worked briefly for Chevron Canada Resources in Calgary. He is a past president of the British Geophysical Association and a past vice-president of the Royal Astronomical Society. He has published over 160 papers in leading journals and in 2011 he was elected fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

James Verdon

Dr James Verdon

James Verdon is a Lecturer in Applied Geophysics in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol. James received an M.Sci in Earth Sciences from Cambridge University in 2006, and in 2010 he completed his Ph.D, using microearthquakes to image subsurface CO2 injection, for which he was awarded the Keith Runcorn Prize for best doctoral thesis in Geophysics by the Royal Astronomical Society, and a Springer Thesis Prize recognising outstanding Ph.D research.

James has published over 50 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals.


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