iCRAG founding Director and Co-Principal Investigator Prof. John Walsh has been elected as a member of the Royal Irish Academy.
As co-founder of the Fault Analysis Group and a member of the Sustainable GeoEnergy Research Group, Professor Walsh's research interests are wide-ranging, with a particular focus the long- and short-term growth of fault systems and their impact on mineral deposits and geothermal and carbon capture systems.
He is one of the leading international experts on geological faults and their impact on fluid flow. His work has transformed the way geologists view the subsurface structure of fault systems so much so that his name is known by graduate students in structural geology world-wide. Professor Walsh is one of the world’s most highly cited structural geologists and had very substantial impact within industry as well as at the leading edge of academic endeavour.
The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) is an independent, all-island learned society established under Charter in 1785. It has approximately 650 Members, chosen for their distinguished contributions to scholarship and research in the sciences, humanities, social sciences and public service. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.
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