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Dr Emma Chambers

Name: Dr Emma Chambers

Position: Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Email: echambers-at-cp.dias.ie

Emma’s Researchgate link

ORCID – https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6969-2920

Biographical Sketch
Emma is a postdoctoral research fellow, specialising in seismic imaging and joint geophysical-petrological inversion. She is the principal investigator of the MOD3LTHERM and GRANNUS projects. These projects aim to develop new methodology to determine subsurface lithology information and incorporate this into a new joint inversion scheme. The outputs will be used to determine the geothermal potential in both high and low enthalpy domains at a range of scales. As part of the De-Risking Ireland’s Geothermal potential (DIG) project, she worked to produce Ireland scale seismic tomography maps and models of the geothermal gradient and subsurface temperature distribution. This was achieved by using a joint petrological-geophysical inversion. Additionally she learned how to take thermal conductivity measurements to improve the temperature models. Previously, she obtained her PhD in geophysics from the University of Southampton focusing on using surface wave dispersion curves to tomographically image the Northern East African Rift System. She has extensive fieldwork skills and has lead field teams in Kenya, Ireland and Ethiopia.

Qualifications & Experience
2023 – present – Principal investigator of the GRANNUS and MOD3LTHERM projects

2020-2023 – Postdoctoral researcher for the De-risking Ireland’s geothermal potential project (DIG) 2016 – 2020 – PhD in seismology, University of Southampton, UK
2014 – 2016 – Time-processing geophysicist, ION Geophysical, UK
2010 – 2014 – MSci Geophysics, University of Southampton, UK

Research Interests
– Joint geophysical-petrological inversion
– Geothermal energy and exploration

– Ambient seismic noise
– Surface wave tomography

– Crust and mantle structure

Selected Publications

Chambers, E. L., Bonadio, R., Fullea, J., Lebedev, S., Xu, Y., Kiyan, D., Bean, C. J., Meere, P. A., Mather, B., & O’Reilly, B. M. (2023). Determining Subsurface Temperature and Lithospheric Structure form Joint Geophysical-Petrological Inversion: A case study from Ireland. Tectonophysics, 869. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2023.230094

Chambers, E. L., Harmon, N., Rychert, C. A., Gallacher, R. J., & Keir, D. (2022). Imaging the seismic velocity structure of the crust and upper mantle in the northern East African Rift using Rayleigh wave tomography. Geophysical Journal International, 230, 2036–2055. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggac156

– Ahmed, A., Doubre, C., Leroy, S., Keir, D., Pagli, C., Hammond, J.O.S., Atalay, A., Bes de Berc, M., Grunberg, M., Vergne, J., Pestourie, R., Mamo, D., Kibert, B., Cubas, N., Lavayssiere, A., Janowski, M., Lengline, O., La Rosa, A., Chambers, E. L., Illsley-Kemp, F. (2022). Across and along-strike crustal structure variations of the western Afar margin and adjacent plateau: Insights from receiver