David McNamara

  • Lecturer - University of Liverpool

Research interests

My research centres on fluid flow in the Earth's crust and how this impacts:
a) Energy-critical geological resources such as geothermal reservoirs, energy-critical-element ore bodies, and carbon capture and storage.
b) Geomechanical behaviour of the subsurface
c) Mineral vein formation / fracture sealing and its role in the crack-seal cycle
d) Geohazards such as slow slip earthquakes

I employ a range of geoscientific skills from wireline logging, borehole image logging, fault trenching, field mapping, and drill-core analysis, combined with expert skills in microanalysis of Earth materials including electron backscatter diffraction, cathodoluminesence, and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy.