Dr Thomas Duvernay

Doctor of Philosophy, Earth Sciences (ANU, 2023)
Postdoctoral Fellow

I completed a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science at Université Paris-Diderot (now Université Paris-Cité) and Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP). I carried out research projects under the supervision of Cinzia Farnetani, Angela Limare and Alexandre Fournier, as well as Maxim Ballmer during a five-month internship at ETH Zürich. I have just submitted my Ph.D. thesis after five years of study under the supervision of Rhodri Davies at the Australian National University.

Research interests

I am an enthusiastic geodynamicist passionate about mantle convection and its link to several processes at Earth's surface, such as volcanism. My interest lies in large-scale numerical simulations of Earth's mantle that use advanced computing methods to solve complex systems of physical equations governing the system's evolution.


  • Ball, P, Duvernay, T & Davies, D 2022, 'A Coupled Geochemical-Geodynamic Approach for Predicting Mantle Melting in Space and Time', Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 1-31.
  • Duvernay, T, Davies, D, Mathews, C et al. 2022, 'Continental Magmatism: The Surface Manifestation of Dynamic Interactions Between Cratonic Lithosphere, Mantle Plumes and Edge-Driven Convection', Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 23, no. 7, pp. 1-29.
  • Duvernay, T, Davies, R, Mathews, C et al. 2021, 'Linking Intraplate Volcanism to Lithospheric Structure and Asthenospheric Flow', Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 22, no. 8, pp. 1-29.
  • Farnetani, C, Hofmann, A, Duvernay, T et al. 2018, 'Dynamics of rheological heterogeneities in mantle plumes', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 499, pp. 74-82.

Supervised students