Nicola Scarselli


  • TW20 0EX

Personal profile

Personal profile

My research relates to the investigation of Earth's tectonic and sedimentary processes, and my expertise is integrating subsurface data to understand how the physical characteristics of sedimentary basins control their potential to generate and store resources – a fundamental aspect of geoscience that supports sustainable development of societies.

I am currently the director of the Energy Geosciences MSc as well as Royal Holloway representative for the GeoNetZero Centre for Doctoral Training, a PhD research program that focuses on the application of geosciences for the low carbon energy transition.

I welcome discussing research proposals with potential MSc and PhD students as well as post-docs. I am also open for consultancy and collaboration with the geoenergy & georesource industry.

Research interests

  • stratigraphy & structural geology
  • gravity-driven deformation & submarine landslides
  • seismic geomorphology
  • fluid flow in sedimentary basins

Educational background

  • PhD, Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, UK.
  • BSc and MSc Geology, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Florence, Italy.


I deliver training courses in seismic interpretation to the industry as well as I carry out consultancy work related to subsurface analysis and exploration.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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