Dr Antoniette Grima

  • Lecturer in Computational Geoscience (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

Biography

Antoniette is a geodynamicist. She uses numerical models of subduction to investigate the relationship between the interior dynamics and the surface evolution of planetary bodies.

 

Antoniette received her First Class BA (Hons.) in Geography from the University of Malta in 2011 and completed her M.Sc. in Geoscience (Distinction) and Ph.D. in Computational Geophysics at University College London (UCL), London in 2013 and 2020 respectively. Between 2020 and 2022 Antoniette held a joint Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at The University of Texas at Austin Institute of Geophysics and The Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the Jackson School of Geosciences. She joined the University of Glasgow School of Geography and Earth Sciences as a Lecturer in Computational Geoscience in 2022.

 

Research interests

Antoniette is a computational geodynamicist passionate about all things subduction. She is interested in the dynamics of deep slabs and how their evolving relationship with the surrounding mantle shapes the surface evolution of planetary bodies and vice-versa. Her interests span across slab processes from the surface to the core-mantle boundary, subduction and subduction zone initiation, surface evolution and deformation, whole mantle convection and planetary evolution, planetary geodynamics, and critical metal formation.

 

Antoniette’s main tools of research are state of the art mantle convection codes such as the open access and community drive software ASPECT

Publications

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Number of items: 7.

2023

Grima, A. G. and Becker, T. (2023) Modeling the Interactions Between Slab Dynamics and Continental Overriding Plate Deformation During Flat Subduction. EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 Apr 2023. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu23-1322)

2022

Grima, A. G. , Seyler, C., Zhang, P. and Agrawal, S. (2022) Unusual Subduction Processes. AGU Fall Meeting 2022, Chicago, IL, USA, 12-16 December 2022.

2021

Grima, A. G. , Becker, T. W. and Faccenna, C. (2021) Overriding Plate Topography Shaped by Subduction Evolution. AGU Fall Meeting 2021, New Orleans, LA, USA, 13-17 Dec 2021.

Grima, A. G. and Brizzi, S. (2021) Unusual Subduction Processes. AGU Fall Meeting 2021, New Orleans, LA, USA, 13-17 Dec 2021.

2020

Grima, A. G. , Lithgow-Bertelloni, C. and Crameri, F. (2020) Orphaning regimes: the missing link between flattened and penetrating slab morphologies. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8, 374. (doi: 10.3389/feart.2020.00374)

Crameri, F. et al. (2020) A transdisciplinary and community-driven database to unravel subduction zone initiation. Nature Communications, 11, 3750. (doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-17522-9) (PMID:32719322) (PMCID:PMC7385650)

Citron, R. I., Lourenço, D. L., Wilson, A. J., Grima, A. G. , Wipperfurth, S. A., Rudolph, M. L., Cottaar, S. and Montési, L. G. J. (2020) Effects of heat‐producing elements on the stability of deep mantle thermochemical piles. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21(4), e2019GC008. (doi: 10.1029/2019GC008895)

This list was generated on Tue Jun 25 03:37:58 2024 BST.
Number of items: 7.

Articles

Grima, A. G. , Lithgow-Bertelloni, C. and Crameri, F. (2020) Orphaning regimes: the missing link between flattened and penetrating slab morphologies. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8, 374. (doi: 10.3389/feart.2020.00374)

Crameri, F. et al. (2020) A transdisciplinary and community-driven database to unravel subduction zone initiation. Nature Communications, 11, 3750. (doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-17522-9) (PMID:32719322) (PMCID:PMC7385650)

Citron, R. I., Lourenço, D. L., Wilson, A. J., Grima, A. G. , Wipperfurth, S. A., Rudolph, M. L., Cottaar, S. and Montési, L. G. J. (2020) Effects of heat‐producing elements on the stability of deep mantle thermochemical piles. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21(4), e2019GC008. (doi: 10.1029/2019GC008895)

Conference or Workshop Item

Grima, A. G. and Becker, T. (2023) Modeling the Interactions Between Slab Dynamics and Continental Overriding Plate Deformation During Flat Subduction. EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 Apr 2023. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu23-1322)

Grima, A. G. , Seyler, C., Zhang, P. and Agrawal, S. (2022) Unusual Subduction Processes. AGU Fall Meeting 2022, Chicago, IL, USA, 12-16 December 2022.

Grima, A. G. , Becker, T. W. and Faccenna, C. (2021) Overriding Plate Topography Shaped by Subduction Evolution. AGU Fall Meeting 2021, New Orleans, LA, USA, 13-17 Dec 2021.

Grima, A. G. and Brizzi, S. (2021) Unusual Subduction Processes. AGU Fall Meeting 2021, New Orleans, LA, USA, 13-17 Dec 2021.

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Grants

2023-2027

NERC IAPETUS DTP PhD Scholarship, PI (awarded) – £200,000 of funding to support a PhD studentship at UofG GES to study subduction on Europa and the Early Earth

2023-2024

The Carnegie Trust - Research Incentive Grants, PI (awarded) - £15,000 to initialise preliminary studies on the role of melting and subduction style changes at the trench

2023-2024

The University of Glasgow – University of Sydney Ignition Grant, PI (awarded) - £2,600 to initialise collaboration with strategic project partner, The University of Sydney and the world leading Earthbtye group on flat slabs, dilation zones, slab melting and critical mineral potential

2023-2024

NSF Frontera LRAC Award, co-PI (awarded) - 167,985 Service Units for TACC Frontera HPC equivalent to £65,514, to scale up multiscale convection models to include geometry effects, elasticity, plasticity, and damage memory

 

2020

UTIG ‘Blue Sky’ Research Innovation Initiative, co-PI, collaborative proposal (awarded) - £40,000 to initialise a multidisciplinary project aiming to explore subduction evolution and thermo-mechanical convection on Early Earth and Europa  

2016

AGU Student Travel Grant (awarded) - $1000 to attend and present at AGU’s 2016 Annual Fall Meeting  

2015

Commonwealth Commission Scholarship Award for Developed Countries (awarded) – equivalent to £55,000. This is highly prestigious and competitive funding scheme, with only 9 scholarships offered globally for the year 2015. This supported my PhD research at UCL

Supervision

Antoniette is keen to hear from prospective students interested in pursuing research opportunities (both at M.Sc. by Research and Ph.D. level) in areas of geodynamics, subduction dynamics, mantle-surface interactions, subduction initiation and planetary geodynamics.

  • Kim, Hyunseong
    Breaking the ice: Insights into the evolution of plate tectonics from numerical modelling of Europa’s ice subduction
  • Swan, Shona
    2D modelling of shallow crustal magma chambers

Current projects: 

Ph.D.(IAPETUS DTP funded), Mr. H. Kim - Breaking the ice: Insights into the evolution of plate tectonics from numerical modelling of Europa’s ice subduction 

M.Sc. by research, Ms. S. Swan - Modelling the generation of arc magma geochemical diversity through closed systems to recurrent recharge. 

Teaching

Undergraduate: 

Earth 4083 – Minerals, Metals and Materials

Earth 2010 – Earth Science 2B

 

Postgraduate:

MSc Computational Geoscience:

Earth5017 – Numerical Modelling of Solid Earth Dynamics

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2019: Outstanding Student Poster and Pico Award (OSPP) (EGU)

Research fellowships

  • 2023 - 2024: Carnegie Research Incentive Grant

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2023: UKRI, Talent Peer Review College

Selected international presentations

  • 2022: Society of Exploration Geophysics (SEG) meeting on Collisional Margins (Seattle)
  • 2022: ASPECT Virtual User Meeting (Online)
  • 2020: Geophysics and Tectonics International Virtual Seminar, University of Kentucky (Online)
  • 2019: AGU Fall Meeting (San Fransisco)
  • 2019: Gordon Research Conference - Interior of the Earth Meeting (Boston)

Supplementary

  • EGU Geodynamics Division Science Officer 2021 - Present EGU Geodynamics Division Early Career Award committee member 2021-Present