Prof. Dr. John Walsh

Prof. Dr. John Walsh

Prof. Dr. John Walsh

University College Dublin | Ireland

Professor of Structural Geology at University College Dublin (UCD), John received his BSc from UCD and PhD degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway. In 1985 he co-founded the Fault Analysis Group at the University of Liverpool, overseeing its relocation to UCD in 2000. The group performs basic research on all aspects of faults and fractures, and applies their research results to practical problems within a variety of geoscience-related industries. Their ongoing research includes the following topics: (a) Analysis and modelling of the geometry and growth of faults. (b) Investigation of the earthquake characteristics of fault systems. (c) Examination of the impact of faults and fractures on fluid flow. (d) Modelling of a variety of fault-related topics, including fault zones, joint systems, caldera collapse and landslides. (e) Development of fault-related analytical and modelling tools. John is also Co-PI and Founding Director of the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG), a national research centre comprising nearly 50 academic staff and 100 young researchers (Post-Docs and PhDs) performing research in the Geohazards, Groundwater, Hydrocarbon, Marine and Raw Materials sectors.

John has published more than 150 scientific papers and has received a selection of awards for his work, including an Honorary Fellowship (2015) and the William Smith Medal (2017) from the Geological Society of London. He has been Distinguished Lecturer for several societies/associations including the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2008) and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE, 2004) and has been a member of the editorial boards of Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, Geology, Geological Journal, Journal of Structural Geology and Petroleum Geoscience.

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