The SE Asia Research Group carries out field and laboratory based studies aimed at understanding the tectonic development and geological history of this exciting, active and beautiful region.
Our research activities range from MSc, MRes and PhD studies to major thematic programmes, all of which involve collaborations between UK and SE Asian universities, government institutions and professional organisations.
In the last decade our research has included projects investigating the Sorong Fault Zone in east Indonesia, the Sumatran Fault, arc development and tectonic evolution in Java, sediment provenance and isotopic dating in Borneo, Cenozoic exhumation in West and East Malaysia and studies of the Banda Arc collision zone.
The SE Asia Research Group is funded by industrial companies in three-year consortia. The three year 2014-2016 consortium is supported by Eni, Engie, Murphy Oil, Repsol, and Shell.
If you are interested in joining the SE Asia Research Group for the 2017-2020 consortium contact Alice.Christie@rhul.ac.uk
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Jonathon Pownall, alongside Robert Hall and Gordon Lister, has discovered the biggest fault on Earth, and it’s located in the Weber Deep of the Banda Sea. This research was completed through a joint project between SEARG at Royal Holloway and ANU.
‘Rolling open Earth’s deepest forearc basin’
You can read about the project on the Royal Holloway Earth Sciences LinkedIn page HERE
Or on the ANU news pages HERE
This research has been recently published in Geology