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Dr Jamie Pringle

Physical & Geographical Sciences (Earth Sciences)

Tel: 01782 733163

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Research Institute: Environment, Physical Sciences & Applied Mathematics

Homepage: http://www.keele.ac.uk/eesg/people/pringle/

Specialist Areas:

General Research Field: Design, application and development of geophysical, surveying, sedimentary and digital data capture engineering techniques for near-surface environmental, geological, hydrological and forensic applications.

Specific Research Areas:

Sedimentology: extensive field experience in deep- and shallow-marine, fluvial and aeolian environments in Europe, the US and Africa. Primarily research in petroleum reservoir outcrop analogues, extracting architectural datasets for reservoir modellers to use.

Outcrop data capture and 3D data visualization: extensive experience using cutting-edge digital outcrop data capture technologies, integrating various data types and visualizing resulting models for 3D data extraction, virtual field trips, etc.

Reservoir Modelling: reducing petroleum reservoir model uncertainty by integrating 3D digital outcrop data to produce highly-detailed reservoir models suites. Previous projects have included studies on Derbyshire turbidite outcrops, West Ireland turbidite outcrops and South African turbidite outcrops.

Geophysical Investigations: experience in the industrial and academic application of seismic, electrical, GPR and EM geophysical techniques in a wide range of environments. Current applications include: investigation of contaminated land, landfills, military sites, archaeological sites and mineshaft detection. Previous projects have included characterization of leachate pathways in Runcorn, UK, detecting coalmine shafts in Shrewsbury, UK and military bunkers, Scotland.

Forensic Geophysics: ongoing collaborative research projects to detect and monitor grave sites, create robust geophysical search protocols and quantitatively characterise crime scenes. Active collaboration with research team from Staffordshire University, West Midlands and Staffordshire Police Services, QUB University and the Macaulay Institute and the Forensic Science Service. Liasing with Mark Harrison, the Police Service National Homicide Search Advisor. Projects have included time-lapse geophysical surveys of simulated clandestine burials, monitoring of decomposing animal material and defining optimal geophysical techniques to locate mass graves.

Military Archaeology: extending battlefield sites experience in the UK and Europe (WW1 onwards) using geophysical and intrusive investigation with international colleagues. Previous projects have included searching for ‘Dick’ at Stalag Luft III, the site of the 1944 Great Escape, exploring the fluid front line in the Ardennes Forest, Belgium during the 1944 Battle of the Bulge and risk characterisation of collapsing WW1 relict structures in Flanders, Belgium.