DPhil Projects 2022
Listed below are the DPhil projects offered for 2022 entry.
Listed below are the doctoral research projects offered for 2022 entry. You can also devise a project of your own in consultation with potential supervisors. Please ensure you contact the project supervisor or a potential supervisor to discuss your project. This is essential if you are not applying to a listed project. A list of Faculty and their contact details can be found here.
You will need to apply for both the programme and the project via the main University online graduate application form, and pay an application fee. The application form, all supporting materials required for the programme (including references), and payment must be submitted by the application deadline. To access the application form and application guide please visit the University’s website at www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/apply.
If you are applying for an advertised project you must indicate this by entering the project reference code (given below) on the application form, in the sections headed ‘Proposed field and title of research project’ and ‘Departmental Studentship Applications’.
ERC (European Research Council) studentship
- Project EARTH-21-AW1: Atomic scale simulations to unlock isotopic fractionation in crystallizing magma oceans (NONUNE ERC)
This studentship would be for a maximum of 4 years duration; it includes fees, stipend, travel and research funds.
GNS New Zealand project and Oxford Wolfson Marriott Graduate Scholarship
- Project EARTH-22-TNM1: Large-scale assessment of seismic ground motion in New Zealand with physics-based simulation and machine learning
This funding would be for a maximum of 4 years duration; it includes fees, stipend, travel and research funds and is open to applications from candidates from anywhere in the world.
- Project EARTH-22-PK1: Imaging the multi-scale topography of the Earth’s core
- Project EARTH-22-PK2: Investigating local noise sources and background seismicity in London
These 2 studentships would be for a maximum of 4 years duration; they include Home fees, stipend, travel and research funds.
- Project EARTH-22-RR1: Molecular responses to hypoxia in algae
This studentship would be for a maximum of 3.5 years duration; it includes Home fees, stipend, travel and research funds.
OTHER DPHIL/DTP PROJECTS
Funding for the following projects may be offered from various sources, such as the Clarendon, or through the DTP. They are also open to applicants who will be self-funded.
Project EARTH-22-AW2: What is the temperature and composition at the bottom of Earth’s mantle?
Project EARTH-22-CN1: Using Banded Iron Formations to Improve the Precambrian Paleointensity Record
Project EARTH-22-CN2: Banded iron formations and early Earth environments
Project EARTH-22-CN3: Using paleomagnetism and plate tectonics to understand core crystallization and early geodynamics
Project EARTH-22-DPy1: Age and development of Santorini volcano, Greece
Project EARTH-22-HB1: Hidden Ocean Forests: Understanding the Ecological and Physiological Properties of Phytoplankton in Subsurface Layers
Project EARTH-22-HJ1: Lateral Eddy Transports in the Global Ocean
Project EARTH-22-HM1: Rapid Multi-dimensional Seismic Property Mapping of Earth Materials
Project EARTH-22-HM2: Experimental Study of Planetary Ices at High-Pressure/-Temperature Using dynamic diamond-anvil cells
Project EARTH-22-JC1: Microbial biomineralization: role in cooperation and population structure in biofilms
Project EARTH-22-RK1: From dislocations to subduction: the microphysics of olivine deformation and its geodynamic implications
Project EARTH-22-RP1: Regional metamorphism and melting in the Langtang Himalaya, Nepal
Project EARTH-22-RP2: Modelling tectonic regimes on rocky planets
Project EARTH-22-RW1: Historical and archaeological contributions to earthquake studies in continental Asia
Project EARTH-22-RW2: The Earthquake Ruptures of Iran and Central Asia
Project EARTH-22-RW3: Active tectonics of Azerbaijan and the South Caspian
Project EARTH-22-SR1: Constraining the tempo of Mesozoic Oceanic Anoxic Events using extra-terrestrial He-isotopes
Project EARTH-22-SR2: Tracking upper ocean circulation in the Cretaceous ocean