Structural Geophysics

The Monash EAE Structural Geophysics Group has a dynamic group of people with a research focus including geological mapping, tectonic analysis, potential field interpretation, forward and inverse modelling methodology, and geological uncertainty and geodiversity 3D modelling.  We are primarily focused on understanding crustal architecture at all scales and apply our diverse range of research skills to a broad spectrum of important geological problems from the modern and ancient Earth.

What is Structural Geophysics?

"The application of analysis of geological structures and applying these approaches to regional (and local) geophysical datasets".


Our diverse projects include mapping ancient terranes of the Australian continent, Proterozoic plate reconstructions, tectonic evolution of the West African Craton, tectonic and geodynamic evolution of Eastern Gondwana, volcano substrate geometry, evolution of the Red Sea, and dynamics of congested subduction in New Zealand.  Some of our more thematic research includes developing methods to improve effectiveness of geophysical inversion and 3D modelling techniques, as well as mineral system analysis for a variety of ore deposit types.


Our goal is to create a community of geoscientists that are excellent at both geology and geophysics so they can address questions of relevance and importance in the earth science community.  We engage industry and strive to create future science leaders in academia and in the wider geological community.


To view recent conference presentations, reports and images from our research group please go to our Figshare page and Discover research from the Monash Structural Geophysics Group.