Continental Margins Research Group
Jürgen Adam (full research profile)
Senior Lecturer in Structural Geology
Relevant Expertise/Experience: Tectonic analysis & salt tectonics
Dr. Jürgen Adam is senior lecturer at Royal Holloway University (UK) and Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia, Canada). He is a structural geologist, geomechanics specialist and physical modeler with 20 years of professional experience in tectonic modeling from basin-, fault- & fracture scales, on coupled tectonic, climate and sedimentation/erosion processes, and salt tectonics at rifted continental margins. As member of the Fault Dynamics Research Group he is developing innovative physical experiment methods and deformation monitoring techniques to simulate complex geological structures and tectonic basin systems for an improved understanding of complex structured sedimentary basins and reservoirs (Lohrmann et al. 2005; Adam et al. 2005; Hoth et al. 2006, Adam 2008).
He worked on projects with BP, Conoco Philips, Petrobras and for federal and state geosciences agencies in Germany and Canada. In collaboration with industry partners he currently investigates salt tectonic processes in the deepwater sedimentary basins of Eastern Canada and the Brazilian margin (Krezsek & Adam 2007; Adam & Krezsek 2012; Adam et al, 2012 a,b).
Role/Function in CMRG: Structural analysis, geomechanical modelling and physical simulation of fault, fracture and salt tectonic processes from basin to reservoir scale.