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Spagnolo, Matteo

Dear all (and apologies for multiple postings),


I am excited to announce several projects for competitive PhD studentship positions in fields related to glaciology/glacial geomorphology/glacial sedimentology at the University of Aberdeen and Queen’s University Belfast. They are fully funded through the NERC QUADRAT Doctoral Training Programme. Please pass this on to interested students. Further enquiries should be directed to the lead supervisor of each individual project.


“Ice and fire: exploring relationships between glaciers, volcanoes and climate”

Supervised by Matteo Spagnolo (Aberdeen) and Donal Mullan (Belfast).


“Ice streams: present-to-palaeo”

Supervised by Brice Rea (Aberdeen) and Andrew Newton (Belfast).


“YODASLAMS: YOunger DryAs Stadial Landform DynAMicS in Ireland”

Supervised by Rory Flood (Belfast) and Matteo Spagnolo (Aberdeen)


“Geotechnical Properties of Glacial Tills: Engineering and Environmental Applications”

Supervised by David Hughes (Belfast) and Brice Rea (Aberdeen)


“Sedimentary Records of the Evolution of the Melville Bugt Ice Stream”

Supervised by Andrew Newton (Belfast) and Brice Rea (Aberdeen)



The application deadline for all proposals is the 31st JANUARY 2019, with an anticipated start in October 2019.






Dr Matteo Spagnolo

Reader in Physical Geography

School of Geosciences

University of Aberdeen (UK)

Tel. +44-(0)1224-273034


The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.
Tha Oilthigh Obar Dheathain na charthannas clàraichte ann an Alba, Àir. SC013683.
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