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. The group is funded by industrial companies in three-year consortia.
Our research activities range from MSc, MRes and PhD studies to major thematic programmes, all of which involve collaborations between UK, SE Asian, EC and Australian universities, government institutions and professional organisations.
Recent and current research includes projects investigating the Sorong Fault Zone in east Indonesia, the Sumatran Fault, arc development and tectonic evolution in Java, isotopic dating in Borneo, Cenozoic exhumation in Malaysia, tectonics of the Banda Arc collision zone, Sulawesi, the Moluccas and New Guinea, sediment provenance and zircon studies throughout the region, and a host of other activities from mantle tomography to plate reconstructions.
| Fossilised and modern carbonates, Pulau Saparua, Moluccas, Indonesia
| Granite outcrops, Pergua River, peninsular Malaysia
- Prof Robert Hall
- Simon Suggate
- Dr Mike Cottam
- Dr Ian Watkinson
- Inga Sevastjanova
- Duncan Witts
- Scott Dempsey
- Igun Gunawan
- Lorin Davies
- Jonathan Pownall
- Juliane Hennig
- Tim Breitfeld
Funding: 3 year consortium of oil companies 2011-2013
Links: SEA Research Group main site - http://searg.rhul.ac.uk/