Edward Clennett

All Disciplines Award, University of Texas at Austin - Geophysics & Seismology

Edward grew up in Reading and completed his undergraduate degree in Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford in 2019. He currently works as a researcher at the University of Oxford, where he has been modelling tectonic plate movement in the eastern Pacific. He will be using his Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a PhD in Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin and continue to research plate tectonics. As part of the Geodynamics and Tectonics group, he will be using geodynamic modelling, seismology and geological fieldwork to understand the processes by which tectonic plates move. He hopes to then apply his research to wider issues – for example, by linking plate reconstructions to climate models, or by identifying areas at risk of earthquake hazards. Edward is also a keen saxophone player, so he is excited to join one of the world-class wind orchestras at UT, experience American culture by playing in a marching band at college football matches, and of course enjoy Austin’s incredible live music scene. Finally, he is looking forward to exploring some of America’s stunning national parks – perfectly combining his love of geology and travelling