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 Jack Williams

Jack Williams

Research Associate in Structural Geology

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Email:
williamsj132@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4336
Location:
Room 2.23C, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT
  • Fault zones
  • Seismotectonics
  • Rifting
  • Microstructure
  • Seismic hazard
  • Research Associate in Structural Geology - School of Earth and Ocean Sciences - Cardiff University (2018-present)
  • Assistant Research Fellow - Department of Geology - University of Otago (2017)
  • PhD -Department of Geology - University of Otago (2013-2017)
  • MESci (Geology) - School of Environmental Sciences - University of Liverpool (2009-2013)

Honours and awards

  • President's Award, The Geological Society of London (2018)
  • Runner-up Poster Presentation, Geoscience Society of New Zealand Annual Conference (2016)
  • Wellman Research Award, Geoscience Society of New Zealand (2015)
  • Sir Henry Wade Deacon Attainment Scholarship, University of Liverpool (2009-2013)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Geological Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • European Geosciences Union

2019

2018

2017

2016

My research delves me into the world of active faulting in Malawi. Where are the faults? What are the mechanics of its 100 km long and 30 km deep rift-bounding normal faults that allows them to localise strain over geological time?? And more pertinently, what kind of seismic hazard do these faults present? Do they rupture in frequent moderate-sized earthquakes or rare large earthquakes?

This multidisciplinary study will combine the results of field work, microstructural analysis, and geomorphology, and will also involve collaboration with other partners in the EPSRC GCRF funded Enhancing PREParedness for East African Countries through Seismic Resilience Engineering (PREPARE) project.