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Dr Simone Pilia

Dr Simone Pilia

NERC Industrial Innovation Research Fellow

Simone Pilia is available for consultancy.

Bullard Labs.
Madingley Rise

Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 748943


NERC Industrial Innovation Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, 2018-present

Post-doc, The Petroleum Institute, 2014-2017 

Ph.D.,  Australian National University (RSES), 2010-2014                                                       

MSc, University of Pisa, 2009

BSc, University of Cagliari, 2006


Tomography ; Geophysics ; Seismology

Key Publications

Pilia S., Arroucau P., Ali M., Watts A., (2018) Continental collision, obduction and lower crustal flow: layered azimuthal anisotropy in the region adjacent to the Arabia-Eurasia collision zone. EPSL (In review)

Rawlinson N., Davies R., Pilia S., (2017) The mechanisms underpinning Cenozoic intraplate volcanism in eastern Australia: insights from seismic tomography and geodynamic modelling, Geophysical Research Letters. doi/10.1002/2017GL074911
Pilia S., Arroucau P., Rawlinson N., Reading A. (2016) Inherited crustal deformation along the East Gondwana margin revealed by seismic anisotropy tomography, Geophysical Research Lettersdoi: 10.1002/2016GL071201
Rawlinson N., Pilia S., Young M., Salmon M. and Yang Y. (2016) Crust and upper mantle structure beneath southeast Australia from ambient noise and teleseismic tomography, Tectonophysics. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.11.034
Pilia S., Ali M. Y., Watts A. B. and Searle M. P. (2015) UAE-Oman mountains give clues to oceanic crust and mantle rocks, Eos. doi:10.1029/2015EO040937
Balfour N., Cummins P., Pilia S., Love D. (2015) Localization of Intraplate Deformation through Fluid-assisted Faulting in the Lower-Crust: The Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Tectonophysics. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.05.014
Pilia S., Rawlinson N., Cayley R. A., Bodin T., Musgrave R., Reading A. M., Direen N. G., and Young M. K., (2015) Evidence of micro-continent entrainment during crustal accretion, Scientific Reports - Naturedoi:10.1038/srep08218
Pilia S., Rawlinson N., Direen N., Reading A., Cayley R., Pryer L., Arroucau P., Duffett M. (2014) Linking mainland Australia and Tasmania using ambient noise tomography: implications for the tectonic evolution of the eastern Gondwana margin, Gondwana Researchdoi:10.1016/

Pilia S., Rawlinson N., Direen N., Cummins P. and Balfour N. (2013) Structural controls on localized intraplate deformation and seismicity in southern Australia: insights from local earthquake tomography of the Flinders Ranges, Journal of Geophysical Research. doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50168

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