Dr Bhavik   Lodhia
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Bhavik Lodhia

Imperial College London, UK (2019): PhD in Geology and Geophysics

University of Oxford, UK (2014): Masters in Earth Sciences (Geology) including BA Hons.

Minerals and Energy Resources

I am originally from the UK and recently joined UNSW as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Geology, Geophysics and Energy Technology and am a recent recipient of the Australian Government Global Talent Independent (GTI) Program. My work focuses on coupling fluid flow and basin evolution. Before joining UNSW, I completed a PhD and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geology and Geophysics at Imperial College London and gained an undergraduate masters degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Oxford. I am also a fellow of the Geological Society of London, American Geophysical Union, European Geosciences Union and a keen caver/outdoors explorer.

My wider research interests include geodynamics, mantle convection, basin evolution, carbon capture and storage, low-carbon technology and sedimentary source to sink processes.



2019: Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface Most read and downloaded paper (Lodhia et al., 2019).

2018: American Association of Petroleum Geologists SEPM best student presentation at AAPG ACE event, Salt Lake City, Utah, US.

2017: Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain best presentation award at the 17th annual African exploration and production conference, London, UK.


2019: £19,000 grant from Medical Research Council/UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to support early career researchers across academic disciplines.

2014-2018: £85,000 PhD scholarship from Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, UK) and Imperial College London. Scholarship included tuition fees, annual stipend and research grant.