Edward Clennett

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

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I am a second 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 am using plate driving force calculations to better constrain plate reconstruction models. I have been calculating the force balance through time, and will apply this to a test case of the Arabia-Eurasia collision.

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

Graduate Fellowship - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (2021 - 2022)

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)

Treasurer, Texas Geophysical Society (2021 - 2022)

Field Trip Representative, Oxford University Geological Society (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)