Editorial Team

The Tektonika Editorial Team is composed of Executive and Associate editors. More details on their duties and responsibilities can be found here.
Tektonika Executive Editors (to be in post 2022-2025)

executive editors

Tony Doré: Having retired from a long career at Equinor, Tony is currently Global Chief Scientist with the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI, University of Utah). His research emphasis has been on large-scale regional and structural geology. Current interests include, transform margins, cratonic basins, and the role of geoscientists in the Energy Transition.

Janine Kavanagh: Janine is Reader in Volcanology and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at the University of Liverpool, UK. She specialises in multidisciplinary studies that explore the development of volcanoes, using analogue experiments, field studies and numerical simulations to model the movements of magma.

Robin Lacassin: Robin is a CNRS Senior researcher at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris. His research career spans across tectonics, geomorphology, and earthquake geology. He now focuses on the deformation of the upper plate in subduction contexts as in the Aegean and S. America, and on related orogenic processes, and is also interested in seismic hazard, risk and related communication and ethical issues.

Craig Magee: Craig is a NERC Independent Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. He styles himself as a structural and igneous geologist who specialises in combining seismic reflection data, field observations, and rock magnetic data to understand the construction of volcano plumbing systems.

Gwenn Peron-Pinvidic: Gwenn studies geodynamic questions related to extensional lithospheric deformation. Combining geological and geophysical tools across both onshore and offshore settings, she is recognized as an expert in continental rifts and rifted margins.

Renata da Silva Schmitt: Renata is a full professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Brazil, working on the geodynamic evolution of convergent tectonic settings, specialising on the Neoproterozoic-Early Paleozoic orogens of Gondwana. Through collaboration with scientists and institutions around the globe, she has coordinated the elaboration of a new geological map of Gondwana at 1:5M scale, as part of IGCP-628.


Tektonika Associate Editors (to be in post 2022-2024)

Maëlis Arnould: Maëlis is an Assistant Professor in Geodynamics at the Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon (LGL-TPE). She is interested in the study of the interactions between mantle convection and plate tectonics, that she approaches using numerical models of whole-mantle convection self-generating plate-like behaviour.

Adrian Castro: Adrian is a metamorphic petrologist and geochemist interested in crustal evolution, convergent tectonics, and subduction zone dynamics, currently based at Wellesley College, MA. He researches how mountains are formed and how the materials that comprise the crust are recycled back into the Earth.

Kathryn Cutts: Kathryn is a metamorphic geologist at the Geological Survey of Finland, who uses petrochronological methods to investigate the (poly)metamorphism of Paleoproterozoic and Archean terrains in order to shed light on early earth tectonic processes.

Hongdan Deng: Hongdan is a researcher at the Department of Earth Sciences, Zhejiang University. His research has focused on various scales of structural deformations of sedimentary basins in orogenic belts and continental rifted margins, using seismic studies, field studies, remote sensing, and analogue and numerical modelling.

Dripta Dutta: Dripta is an Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dept. of Earth Sciences, IIT Kanpur. A structural geologist by training, much of his recent works focuses on investigating the ductile deformation processes of the crust, from outcrop- to grain-scale (the latter through Electron Backscatter Diffraction technique).

Graeme Eagles: Graeme is head of airborne geophysics at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany, where he works on the geophysical mapping of the polar regions and interpretation of lithospheric and surface processes there. His research interests also include quantitative plate tectonic modelling, and tectonic-climate interactions. 

Laura Federico: Laura is an Associate Professor of structural geology at the University of Genova (Italy). Her research interests include subduction-exhumation processes (with special emphasis on the Alps and Antarctica), and the study of paleostress fields through the analysis of fault-slip data.

Adam Forte: Adam is an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University. His interests are interdisciplinary and focus on the tectonic and topographic evolution of collisional mountain ranges and fold-thrust belts, tectonic geomorphology, and the interaction of climate and tectonics within orogenic systems. He is also passionate about open-source software for the geosciences.

Berta Lopez Mir: Berta is a post-doctoral researcher at the Spanish Geological Survey (IGME-CSIC). Having trained in fieldwork, structural geology and salt tectonics, her research focuses on the tectonic evolution of sedimentary basins, with particular focus on the modelling of salt-related deformation.

Sandra McLaren: Sandra is an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She has broad research interests in tectonics including: lithospheric thermal regimes, Proterozoic tectonic processes, the evolution of fold and thrust belts, and the tectonic controls on sedimentary basin formation and evolution.

Chiara Montomoli: Chiara is an Associate Professor in Structural Geology and Tectonics at the Earth Science Department of the University of Torino (Italy). She is mainly interested in collisional orogenic belts. Her research focuses on deformation and exhumation of continentallly-derived tectonic units from deep to shallow structural levels.

Leonardo Muniz Pichel: Leo  is a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bergen, Norway. His research involves geodynamics, rifted margins and salt tectonics and combines subsurface data interpretation with physical and numerical modeling to understand the dynamics of rifting, breakup and gravity-driven deformation and their influence on the stratigraphic architecture of sedimentary basins. 

Andy Parsons: Andy is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth. His research utilizes multi-disciplinary approaches to understand the subgrain-scale to plate-scale processes that occur at plate boundaries. Currently, he is investigating magma migration processes in the Oman ophiolite, the plate tectonic evolution the India-Asia collision, and accretionary orogenesis of the Canadian Cordillera.

Noah Phillips: Noah is an Assistant Professor at Lakehead University where he studies faults and shear zones from the field- to nano-scale. His research is aimed at better understanding the earthquake cycle, the movement of tectonic plates, and the structural controls of mineral and water resources.

Claudio Salazar-Mora: Claudio is an Assistant Professor of structural geology at the Institute of Geosciences in São Paulo, Brazil. His main interests are structural geology, plate tectonics, and geodynamic numerical modeling. He currently focuses on modeling rifted passive margin formation considering structural and rheological inheritances as well as periods of tectonic quiescence between orogenesis and rifting.

Dave Whipp: David is a professor of Geodynamic Modelling at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His research revolves around understanding how orogens evolve over geological time scales using numerical geodynamic models, field, and laboratory data including low-temperature thermochronology.

Jack Williams: Jack is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has a range of research interests in fault zone structure and fluid flow, seismotectonics, and seismic hazard analysis.

Frank Zwaan: Frank is a structural geologist and tectonic modeller at GFZ Potsdam, Germany. His research spans tectonic processes (rifting and continental break-up, basin inversion) and the modelling thereof, but he is also interested in geomorphology and sedimentology, as well as natural resources and renewable energy and the role geoscientists can play in shaping the energy transition.