Emeritus Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
22nd March 2022: (2pm to 3pm IST)
Topic: Geological carbon storage:The significance of secondary trapping mechanism from observation on natural analogue of CO2 storage(30 minutes)
Professor Mike Bickle FRS is an emeritus professor at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge. He was an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, did a DPhil at the University of Oxford supervised by Ron Oxburgh, post-docs in Zimbabwe and Leeds. He was a lecturer in the University of Western Australia for 5 years before returning to Cambridge.
Much of his past work has related to tectonics, including the thermal evolution of mountain belts, the formation of magmas within the Earth and the early evolution of the Earth. More recently he has been studying the geochemistry of S.E. Asian rivers to evaluate the long-term geochemical fluxes to oceans and their control on long-term climate change. His recent research also includes the geological aspects of carbon capture and storage for which he has studied natural carbon dioxide geological reservoirs and a range of small scale to full scale carbon dioxide injection schemes.
Professor Bickle is a fellow of the Royal Society (2007), was awarded the Coke medal for the Geological Society in 2003 and chaired the committee writing the science plan for the renewal of the International Ocean Drilling program in 2013.