Dr Paula Koelemeijer

Personal profile

I am a global seismologist with a focus on studying the lower mantle of the Earth and core-mantle boundary. In my research, I characterise its seismological structures, linking these to geodynamic modelling and insights from mineral physics, with the aim to unravel the dynamics and evolution of the deep Earth.

Postdocs and PhD students interested to join my DEEPSCAPE research group should not hesitate to get in touch to discuss possible projects and funding opportunities.

Research interests


  • seismological observations
  • seismic tomography
  • normal modes
  • interferometry
  • uncertainty quantification

Deep Earth structure and dynamics

  • Seismic observations
  • Imaging thermal and compositional anomalies
  • Linking seismology with mineral physics and geodynamics

Please see my personal website http://eswww.rhul.ac.uk/~paulak for more information.

Educational background

2019 - 2020: Researchers' Academy (National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement)

2017 - 2018: Enhancing teaching programme (University of Oxford) - resulting in a SEDA accreditation at PDF Descriptor 2

2010 - 2014: PhD in Seismology (University of Cambridge)

2008 - 2010: MSc in Geophysics (Utrecht University)

2005 - 2008: BSc in Earth Sciences (Utrecht University)

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