BUFI alumni 2010

BUFI has proudly been supporting PhD students since 1993 with some 130 BUFI students completing their PhDs with support from BGS and this number grows every year. Listed below, by their year of completion, are most of our ex-students (where we have details). In early 2016 we undertook an internet-based investigation to find out what our ex-students were doing in 2016. Where we have this information it is listed thus providing a snapshot of the different types of roles our ex-BUFI students held in both academia and industry in 2016. For up to date information on what our ex-students are doing post-2016 please follow their LinkedIn or web links.

If you are a past student and would like anything adding to your PhD entry such as an abstract, photo, what you are doing post-PhD or any links then please get in touch with the BUFI team.


Wendy Austin-Giddings

Project title: Assessing the hazard from the collapse of Atlantic volcanoes: facies analysis of sediments from a possible tsunami source

BGS Supervisor: Dave Tappin

University Supervisor: W McGuire, London University College

What were they doing in 2016? Lecturer, University of Exeter, Centre for Geography, Environment and Society.

Jon Leighton

Project title: Establishing geodetic control in the monitoring of urban subsidence using InSAR

BGS Supervisor: Stuart Marsh

University Supervisor: A Soweter, Nottingham

What were they doing in 2016? Geospatial Scientist with 3vGeomatics.

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Adam Wilson

Project title: Frequency dependent anisotrophy - theory and applications

BGS Supervisor: Mark Chapman

University Supervisor: A Curtis, Edinburgh

What were they doing in 2016? Exploration Analyst at Wood Mackenzie (Oil and Energy).

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Feng Zhang

Project title: Ray-impedance inversion of multi-component seismic data for frequency-dependent rock properties

BGS Supervisor: Xiang-Yang Li

University Supervisor: Y Wang, London Imperial College

What were they doing in 2016? Associate Professor at China University of Petroleum.

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Contacts for further information

Jon Naden
BGS University Funding Initiative
British Geological Survey
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