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Welcome to the Southeast Asia Research Group

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.





We would like to congratulate Sebastian Zimmermann for winning third place for this paper at IPA



Recent News

Recent Papers -

Sebastian Zimmermann - Provenance of Triassic and Jurassic sandstones in the Banda Arc: Petrography, heavy minerals and zircon geochronology.

Juliane Hennig - U-Pb Zircon geochronology of rocks from west Central Sulawesi, Indonesia: Extension-related metamorphism and magmatism during the early stages of mountain building.

Recent News -

Amy Gough, Sebastian Zimmermann, Christof Liebermann, and Nils Kollert attended WGSG-3 at KU-Leuven, Belgium.

Lloyd White, Max Webb, and Sam Melia have recently returned from fieldwork in West Papua

Amy Gough, supported by Jesika Chandra, has recently returned from fieldwork in Sumatra

The SEARG bi-annual consortium meeting was held in Jakarta on the 30th May 2016. It was attended by Robert Hall, Lloyd White, Amy Gough, Sebastian Zimmermann, Albert de Montserrat Navarro, Max Webb, Sam Melia, Alfend Rudyawan, Jesika Chandra, and members of the consortium companies