About Me

I am an independent research fellow at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. My research develops innovative seismology techniques principally for earthquake hazard and urban development applications.

During my PhD at the University of Cambridge I used seismology to image Earth's inner core and study its dynamics. Motivated by a desire to do more applied work, I joined BP, where I worked in the seismic imaging research team in London. Here I gained experience in industry leading seismic imaging and acquisition, with particular focus on imaging with dense receiver arrays. I moved to Singapore with the aim to adapt such techniques for academic studies in earthquake hazard and imaging Earth structure.

 

I am excited by the possibilities that 'big data' bring to seismology, particularly in answering fundamental questions regarding earthquake processes, and the structure and dynamics of our planet.

 

Bio

Earth Observatory of Singapore

Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow

Nov 2018 - present

BP

Geophysicist (R&D)

2015 - Nov 2018

Professional

Education

University of Cambridge

PhD

2011 - 2015

University of Leeds

MSci Geophysics

2007 - 2011

Research Interests

  • Seismic imaging, from crust to core

  • Seismic acquisition with nodal arrays

  • Earthquake processes

  • Earth's structure and dynamics

karen.lythgoe@ntu.edu.sg

Earth Observatory of Singapore

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

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