Dr. Matthew D. Rowberry, Ph.D.

Department of Engineering Geology
E-mail - work: rowberryirsm.cas.cz
Phone - work: +420 266 009 327
Office: 207 (building: C, floor: 2)
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
V Holesovickach 41
182 09, Prague 8
Czech Republic
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Main Research Interests

  • Limestone weathering and its role in cave formation
  • Crustal deformation and fault displacement monitoring  
  • Geomorphological development of passive continental margins

Postdoctoral Research

2008 – 2009

  • School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Research Topic: The developmental geomorphology of southern Africa following the breakup of Gondwana
  • Host: Prof. T.S. McCarthy


2003 - 2007 PhD. in Earth Sciences

  • Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
  • Dissertation thesis: The evolutionary geomorphology of Wales
  • Supervisors: Prof. Mark G. Macklin & Dr. Paul A. Brewer

2000 - 2003 BSc. in Physical Geography & Geology

  • Department of Geography, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Dissertation thesis: Scale, process, and badland development in a rapidly incising landscape: the example of Los Molinos Badlands, Almería Province, SE Spain
  • Supervisor: Prof. Adrian M. Harvey


Professional Profiles


Publications and contributions in ResearchGate, ASEP and RIV database

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Current Projects

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Recent Projects

  • El Hierro megalandslide dynamics analysed using "big data" to predict the future behaviour of megalandslides on other volcanic islands (2016 - 2018)
  • The development and optimisation of a prototype for the automated monitoring of three-dimensional fracture movements: a precise and robust instrument for use in fracture mechanics, civil engineering, and across the geosciences (2015 - 2017)
  • Popularization

  • 16.11. 2018 From Nano to Geo: Scaffolds for Innovation (lecture)