Edward Clennett

Edward  Clennett
M.S., Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, 2019

Office: ROC


I am a first year PhD student researching plate tectonics and geodynamics. My interests are in how and why the earth's plates have moved through time, and in how surface plate motions link to the deep mantle. Advised by Prof. Thorsten Becker and Prof. Claudio Faccenna, I will be using geodynamic models to look at how gravitational potential energy, resulting from high topography in mountain belts, links to wider mantle convection and plate motion.

Previously, I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford, where for my master's project I used seismic tomography models and geological evidence to constrain the plate tectonic history of western North America since 170 million years ago.

Fulbright All Disciplines Postgraduate Award - US-UK Fulbright Comission (2020 - 2021)

Second Prize, Halliburton Landmark Earth Model Award - Halliburton Landmark (2020)

UK Onshore Geophysical Library Prize - Geologists' Association (2020)

BP Prize for best master's project - Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford (2019)

Best Seminar on Natural Hazards - Geological Society of Australia Earth Science Student Symposium NSW (2018)

BP Scholarship - National Institute of Space Research, Brazil (2018)

AWE Prize in Geophysics - Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford (2017)

East Scholarship - Exeter College, University of Oxford (2017 - 2019)

East Exhibition - Exeter College, University of Oxford (2016 - 2017)

On the consistency of Plate Driving Forces in Plate Reconstructions, Jackson School of Geosciences Research Symposium, Austin, TX (2021)

Reconstructing western North America using lower mantle slabs, Mini-Workshop on Feedbacks Between Mantle Composition, Structure and Evolution, Online (2020)

A Quantitative Tomotectonic Plate Reconstruction of Western North America and the Eastern Pacific Basin, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2019)

Electrostatic field patterns produced by ordinary and severe storms in the region of Campinas, Geological Society of Australia Earth Science Student Symposium, Sydney, NSW (2018)