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 theSorong 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, GDF Suez, INPEX, Murphy Oil, Repsol, Shell and Statoil.


Three new PhD Studentships are available with the Southeast Asia Research Group, commencing September 2015. Applications close on the 26th January 2015. Download our brochure

New Plate Tectonic Reconstructions

Plate tectonic reconstructions of Indonesia and the Indian Ocean for the last 160 Ma