Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Gaia Stucky de Quay

Gaia  Stucky de Quay
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences

Office: EPS

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Jackson School of Geosciences (University of Texas at Austin). My primary research focus is on understanding the driving forces behind the formation, evolution, and decay of planetary bodies. In particular, I investigate the coupled interactions between climate, erosion, and tectonics recorded in landscapes at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. I am currently a member of the Planetary Surface Processes Group led by Dr. Tim Goudge. Previously, I was a member of the Earth & Planets Group at Imperial College London (PhD; 2014-2018), the Planetary Geosciences Group at the University of Chicago, and the Center for Planetary Sciences at University College London (MSci; 2010-2014).

Areas of Expertise

Planetary Surface Processes; Fluvial Geomorphology; Erosion and Uplift; Land-Climate Interactions; Early Mars; Terrestrial Analogs; Volcanic Islands; Geochronology.


Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Texas at Austin (2019)

Visiting Graduate Student Scholarship - University of Chicago (2018)

Icelandic Fieldwork Grant - Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) (2018)

Ian-Hillier Academic Award - London Petrophysical Society (LPS) (2016)

Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) PhD Studentship - Natural Environment Research Council (2014 - 2018)

Morris Prize - University College London (UCL) Earth Sciences (2014)

Dean's List - UCL Math and Physical Sciences Faculty (2014)

Hollingworth Prize - University College London (UCL) Earth Sciences (2012)