School of Earth and Environment

Doug Angus Dr Doug Angus

Associate Professor: Seismic Geomechanics

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Room: 8.141

Affiliation: Institute of Applied Geoscience, Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics

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Doug Angus has been involved in seismic research for over 15 years and has published on a diverse range of problems, spanning theoretical seismology, global seismology as well as hydrocarbon, carbon storage and engineering scale problems. His core expertise is in elastic and acoustic waveform simulation of seismic body-waves. He is involved in various energy studies related to modelling/monitoring geological storage of CO2 and nuclear waste, and conventional/unconventional hydrocarbon reservoir characterisation. This research is heavily multi-disciplinary, involving the integration of seismology, rock and petro physics, hydro-mechanics and geodesy. As well, he is active in global and theoretical seismology, concentrating on the structure of the crust and lithosphere using receiver function modelling and analysis, as well as waveform modelling of seismic anisotropy.

  • EPSRC Early Career Fellow (2013-present)
  • Associate Professor of Seismic Geomechanics, University of Leeds (2013-present)
  • RCUK Research Fellow, University of Leeds (2008-2013)
  • Research Associate, University of Bristol (2006-2008)
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, New Mexico State University (2005-2006)

Please note I do not have the funds to support research internships.

Research Interests

  • Seismic geomechanics (petroluem reservoir characterization, geo-sequestration of CO2 and nuclear waste)
  • Seismology (computational, theoretical and applied)
  • Microseismic modelling and monitoring
  • Rock physics
  • Tectonics (lithospheric imaging, receiver functions and shear-wave splitting modelling)

Seismic Geomechanics Group

Teaching Interests

  • Seismic fundamentals, seismic theory and computational seismology
  • Time-lapse (4D) seismic and passive seismic (microseismic) methods
  • Applied geophysical methods