Professor John Cosgrove

Professor John Cosgrove
Position: Professor of structural geology
Office: RSM 2.34
Telephone: ++44 (0)207 5946466



  • Professor Imperial College   2006-present
  • Reader Imperial College   2001-2006
  • Lecturer Imperial College   1973-2001
  • Post doc McMaster University, Canada   1972-1973
  • PhD Imperial College   1972
  • MSc Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics, Imperial College   1969
  • BSc Geology and Chemistry, Aston University   1968

Recent Measures of Esteem

  • 2007 Award for Teaching Excellence in Engineering Education
  • 2007 Imperial College Teaching Fellow award winner
  • 2006 Member Swedish Nuclear Fuel & Waste Management Site Evaluation and Review Group
  • 2004 Paul Fourmarier Prize and Gold Medal, Royal Academy of Belgium
  • 2003 Geologists' Association council member

Research Interests

  • The links between stress, fracture and fluid flow in the crust
  • The movement of fluids through low permeability rocks
  • The generation of fractured rock masses and their properties.
  • The links between structural geology and rock mechanics