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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 Benjamin Jost, who received the best student poster award at TSG 2016




Recent News

Recent Papers -

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.

Jon Pownall - UHT metamorphism on Seram, eastern Indonesia: reaction microsturctures and P-T evolution of spinel-beraing garnet-sillimanite granulites from the Kobipoto Complex.

Recent News -

Amy Gough, Lloyd White, and Albert de Montserrat attended EGU 2016 to present SEARG-related research.

Ben Jost has won the best poster award at TSG. Lloyd White, Max Webb, and Sam Melia also attended.

Christof Liebermann and Tim Breitfeld recently co-chaired a session at BSRG. Amy Gough, Juliane Hennig, Nils Kollert and Rafika Ismail also attended.