Michael Searle#

Michael Searle
Membership Number:4978
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • 1972 - 1975 University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. B.Sc. Geology.
  • 1976 - 1980 Open University, Milton Keynes. Ph.D. entitled "The metamorphic sheet and underlying volcanic rocks beneath the Semail Ophiolite in the northern Oman Mountains of Arabia".
  • 1980 - 1984 Memorial University of Newfoundland, St.Johns, Newfoundland, Canada. Post-doctoral Research Fellow (NSERC)
  • 1984 - 1989 Leicester University, UK. Post-doctoral Research Fellow NERC grant GR3/4242
  • 1989 - 1996 Oxford University, UK. Advanced Research Fellow NERC grant GT5/F/89/GS6
  • 1996 - 2006 Oxford University, UK. NERC Senior Research Fellow grant GT5/96/13/E & NER/K/S/200000951
  • Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford since 1996.
  • From 1st October 2006 Departmental Lecturer, Dept. Earth Sciences, Oxford University.
  • From 1st October 2008 Professor of Earth Sciences, Dept. Earth Sciences, Oxford University.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Moine Thrust zone, NW Scotland
  • Core complexes, Aegean (Naxos, Ios), North Himalayan domes, Nanga Parbat etc.
  • Karakoram, Hindu Kush, Pamir tectonics
  • Mogok Metamorphic belt, Jade belt, Myanmar
  • Continental strike-slip faults (Karakoram, Xianshui-he [[Tibet], Red River [[Vietnam, Yunnan], Dead Sea [[Jordan, Syria], Sagaing [[Myanmar] faults)
  • Himalayan Tectonics, Himalayan Structure and Metamorphism (Zanskar, Ladakh, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan)
  • Ophiolite formation and obduction processes (Oman-UAE, Burma, Andaman Islands, Lizard [[Cornwall, UK])
  • Tin-bearing granites (Malaysia, Thailand, Cornwall, Lundy Island)
  • Tibet Plateau tectonics

Honours and Awards
  • 2008 Murchison Medal of the Geological Societyof London
  • 2014 Foreign Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences

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