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.

Our current research projects include understanding the timing and style of basin formation in Eastern Sumatra and its implications for the subsurface, using basement and sedimentary provenance studies to understand basin evolution in the South China Sea, and reconstructing the tectonic evolution of Eastern Indonesia and New Guinea.

The SE Asia Research Group is funded by industrial companies in three-year consortia. 

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