Our ECR Reps are post docs or new/junior lecturers representing researchers at these career levels in our annual meetings. They offer ideas and initiatives that would be attractive or supportive to ECRs, and help promoting TSG to these audiences. They also suggest ways of making TSG more appealing to ECRs and encourage attendance at TSG meetings. Moreover, they support the Postgrad Reps and Secretary in preparing content for our media presence.

Amicia Lee (since January 2021)

Amicia is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Rock Deformation Processes and Electron Microscopy at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Her research focusses on understanding the deformation mechanisms in mafic rocks. She studies the microstructures from natural rocks in Northern Norway and shear deformation experiments performed on a Griggs Rig at Université d’Orléans in France. She completed her PhD on “Microstructures and seismic properties of partial melt shear zones” at the University of Leeds in 2019 (supervised by Taija Torvela, Geoff Lloyd and Andrew Walker). She studied ‘frozen’ melt microstructures in deformed migmatites and used their crystallographic data to simulate the seismic properties for exhumed sections of crust as if they were presently melting underneath continental collision zones. When not looking at microstructures, Amicia can be found running, skiing and climbing in the mountains around Tromsø.

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Auriol Rae (since January 2021)

Auriol is a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK, and a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Freiburg, Germany. His research focusses on impact cratering and associated highly dynamic processes. Auriol completed his PhD at Imperial College London in 2018, where he investigated the dynamics and kinematics of complex crater formation using a combination of field and petrographic observations, and numerical impact simulations. In particular, Auriol studied the formation of the central uplifts at the Clearwater Lake impact structures, Canada, and the formation of the peak ring of the Chicxulub impact structure, Mexico, as part of IODP-ICDP Expedition 364. Ongoing research interests include: structural indicators of oblique impacts, micro-structural indicators of shock wave propagation, and strain-rate dependent rock strength and fragmentation.

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Billy Andrews (since January 2022)

Billy is a Post Doctoral Researcher working with Zoë Mildon on her project “Quake4D – building physics-based, geologically-rich models for investigating earthquake interaction and seismic hazard”. Billy is an interdisciplinary structural geologist who has interests in fault zone heterogeneity, fault and fracture networks, mechanical stratigraphy, the interaction of sedimentary processes and fracturing, and the role of subjective bias in subsurface uncertainty.  In his postdoc he is using geologically rich datasets to investigate the spatiotemporal variability in slip-rate on both individual normal faults and extensional fault networks. Another keen research interest is the geology and mining history of NE England, specifically how the complex interaction of geology and mining influence the viability of mine water geothermal energy schemes.