Current Postgraduate Students
Mr Zachary Killingback, BSc
- 2017 - 2018: Part-time Department Curator - Durham University
Curator for Earth Sciences mineral, rock, thin section, fossil and map collections.
- 2016 - Present: MScR Geology - Durham University
Project title: A Bigger Splat: Rock Fall Impact Processes In Wet Sediment
- 2012 - 2016: BSc (hons) Geology, 1st Class - Durham University
MScR Project Description
My masters focuses on understanding the structural, kinematic and sedimentological features of an enigmatic outcrop at Clachtoll in NW Scotland. The outcrop is hypothesised to be an ancient rockfall deposit that impacted the then wet sediments of the Stoer Group, approximately 1.2 billion years ago.The project will include the characterisation of a set of sediment filled fractures, thought to be injectites, along with an estimation of the fall height and pressures required to cause such features.
I am funded by The Charles Waites Scholarship.
Killingback, Z., Holdsworth, R.E., Dempsey, E., Walker, R., McCaffrey, K., and Nielsen, S. A Bigger Splat: Rock Impact Processes in Wet Sediment. TSG-VMSG-BGA Joint Assembly, Liverpool, UK (4-6th January, 2017) - Poster presentation.