EMRP Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics
The 2016 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Luke Griffiths for the poster/PICO entitled:
A new setup for studying thermal microcracking through acoustic emission monitoring (Griffiths, L.; Heap, M.; Baud, P.; Schmittbuhl, J.)
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Luke is a PhD student at Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg. His research interests include geomechanics, fracture mechanics, experimental geophysics, and geothermal energy. His current work looks at thermal microcracking in rock and is funded by the LabEx G-EAU-THERMIE PROFONDE, a research program on deep geothermal energy founded by the French Ministry of Research and Education. The awarded poster presents the design and capabilities of a new experimental setup, optimised to study the effects of the thermal and mechanical stressing of rock, through acoustic emission monitoring.