Professor Gregory Houseman FRS

Greg Houseman is Emeritus Professor of Geophysics at Leeds.  He has developed quantitative analyses of lithospheric deformation processes and continental tectonic evolution using innovative numerical modeling techniques.  He has also initiated and played a leading role in regional-scale seismic experiments designed to test geodynamical models by imaging the structure of the Earth's lithosphere and upper mantle in Australia, Eastern Europe and Turkey.

Greg is known in particular for influential studies of the deformation caused by the India-Asia continental collision and the quantification of lithospheric instability.  His work on the geological evolution of the Carpathian-Pannonian region of Central and Eastern Europe has helped to quantify the present-day seismic risk there.  Using geodetic and seismic data from the North Anatolian Fault he has obtained new insights into the structure of the crust and the nature of the earthquake cycle in one of the most seismically hazardous parts of the world.

Greg is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, a member of Academia Europaea, and was awarded the Augustus Love Medal of the European Geosciences Union in 2015.

Professional position

  • Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

Subject groups

  • Computer sciences

    Numerical computing

  • Astronomy and physics

    Computational physics

  • Engineering

    Fluid dynamics

  • Earth and environmental sciences

    Geophysics, Seismology