Billy Andrews (From January 2017)
Billy Andrews is a second-year PhD student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde. His research focuses on the internal structure and geomechanics of faults cutting coal-bearing stratigraphy. Prior to starting his PhD Billy completed an undergraduate in Geological Sciences (BSc) at the University of Leeds, which included being awarded prizes for the Best undergraduate mapping project, being an outstanding student in the faculty and winning the Dave Johnston Mapping Prize at TSG 2017. His research uses a combination of field and micro-structural analysis with rock deformation experiments to better understand the behavior of faults both within coal and the surrounding lithologies. This work has applications to a number of sectors including mine safety, carbon capture and storage, geothermal energy and conventional oil and gas.
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