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Professor John Michael Kendall

Professor John Michael Kendall

Professor John Michael Kendall
BSc, PhD

Honorary Professor

Area of research

The nature of the Earth's deep interior and applied geophysics

Office G22
School of Earth Sciences,
Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road BS8 1RJ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5126

Research summary

Mike's research interests cover pure and applied seismology, with connections to mineral physics, geodynamics and engineering. Current research concentrates on the nature of the core-mantle boundary, continental cratons, continental rifting, mid-ocean ridges, and subduction zones. He has led seismic field experiments in a range of geologic settings.

Techniques developed to study wave propagation in the deep Earth have also been applied to his research in exploration seismology. His interests lie in microseismicity and passive seismic monitoring, rock-fracture characterization, and linked geophysics, geomechanics and fluid-flow modelling. He has managed a number of large industry-funded consortia.

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Mike left Bristol to take up a position at the University of Oxford Department of Earth Sciences as Professor of Geophysics in November 2019.
Mike was Professor of Seismology and Geopohysics at the University of Bristol from 2005, 
and was Head of School from 2009-2013. He has a PhD in Geophysics from Queen's University in Canada and he was a NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the USA. He has held faculty positions at the Universities of Toronto and Leeds, and he worked briefly for Chevron Canada Resources in Calgary. He was previously president ...

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Selected publications

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