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Dr Aleksandra Zawalna-Geer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow




Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Renewable Energy Group, working on the Interreg EUROSWAC and FANBEST projects.

In EUROSWAC, I am working on replication requirements of SWAC installations in various sectors along the Channel coastline by solving a multi-objective optimisation formulation which specifically considers the seasonal variability in H&C demand and availability of energy.

In FANBEST, I analyse the Blue Economy (BE) stakeholder landscape, and investigate available funding and support mechanisms in the BE sector.


2020 - current University of Exeter, The Renewable Energy Group, UK - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Renewable Energy, co-funded by Interreg

2018 - 2020 University of Exeter, the Camborne School of Mines, UK - NERC-funded Daphne Jackson Research Fellow in Volcanology

2017 - 2020 University of Exeter, the Renewable Energy Group, UK - Project Administrator

2016 - 2017 Maternity Leave

2013 - 2016 ERCL Ltd., a Getech Group Company, UK - Petroleum Geochemist and Basin Modeller

2009 - 2013 University of Auckland, New Zealand - PhD in Geology (partly funded by DEVORA), a field of interest: Volcanology, Geochemistry, Tephrochronology

2005 - 2006 University of Szczecin, Poland - MSc in Marine Geography, Geophysical investigation of lacustrine sediments

2001 - 2006 University of Szczecin, Poland - Undegraduate studies in Marine Geography

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  • Zawalna-Geer A, Hickey J, Williamson B, Pickles J, Petrone C. (2019) Magma evolution at Sakurajima Volcano, Japan, VMSG 2019, St Andrews, Scotland, 7th - 10th Jan 2019.


  • Zawalna-Geer A, Lindsay J, Davies S, Augustinus P, Davies S. (2018) New insight into frequency of ash fall impacting the Auckland region, New Zealand, INQUA–INTAV International Field Conference and Workshop: Crossing New Frontiers - Tephra Hunt in Transylvania, Brasov, Romania, 24th - 29th Jun 2018.


  • Lindsay J, Zawalna-Geer A. (2016) Assessing volcanic hazard in Auckland, New Zealand, including new insights from cryptotephra studies, Cities on Volcanoes (CoV9) 2016, Puerto Varas, Chile, 20th - 25th Nov 2016.
  • Johnstone D, Zawalna-Geer A. (2016) Mozambique: Where's all the gas coming from?, AAPG/SEG 2016, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Zawalna-Geer A, Lindsay JM, Davies S, Augustinus P, Davies S. (2016) Extracting a primary Holocene crytoptephra record from Pupuke maar sediments, Auckland, New Zealand, Journal of Quaternary Science, volume 31, no. 5, pages 442-457, DOI:10.1002/jqs.2866.


  • Zawalna-Geer A, Johnston D, Lawrence S. (2015) Mozambique: Where's all the gas coming from?, HGS/PESGB CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN E&P 2015, London, 3rd - 4th Sep 2015.





  • Zawalna-Geer A, Shane P. (2010) Developing methods for correlation of basaltic tephra layers to their volcanic sources in the Auckland Volcanic Field, International Field Conference and Workshop on Tephrochronology, Volcanism and Human Activity, Active Tephra in Kyushu, Japan 2010, Kirishima, Japan, 9th - 17th May 2010.

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