Tesfahiwet Yemane | DPhil Candidate, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford
Pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford under the expert guidance of Mike Kendall and Jon Blundy, I am dedicated to leveraging the power of Machine Learning and Deep Learning in Geophysics. Our research focuses on detecting geothermal brines, a potential source of renewable energy, and vital reservoirs of critical minerals such as Lithium.
Our planet is grappling with the dire consequences of climate change. Rising global temperatures, extreme weather events, and environmental degradation pose severe threats to our future. In response to this crisis, our work aims to address the climate change challenge head-on.
By harnessing seismic and magnetotelluric methods, our research strives to identify geothermal brines that not only offer sustainable energy solutions but also house essential minerals like Lithium. This multifaceted approach directly contributes to mitigating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through geothermal energy production, while simultaneously facilitating the transition to clean energy solutions and supporting the burgeoning demand for critical minerals essential for batteries and renewable technologies.
Furthermore, our work extends to seismic imaging in the East African Rift System. By understanding the Earth’s processes in this dynamic region, we contribute to a deeper knowledge of tectonic activity and the potential for harnessing geothermal energy in a region (e.g., Alid, Eritrea) where sustainable power sources are paramount.
Together, we are committed to a sustainable, climate-resilient future, where innovative science and technology play a pivotal role in safeguarding our planet for generations to come. #ClimateAction #Geophysics #Sustainability #EastAfricanRift
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