Dr. Matthew D. Rowberry, Ph.D.

Department of Engineering Geology
E-mail: rowberry@irsm.cas.cz
Phone: +420266009327
Office:room No.: 207 , building: C, floor: 2
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the CAS, v.v.i.
V Holešovičkách 41
182 09, Prague 8
Czech Republic
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Matt Rowberry has been a research scientist in the Department of Engineering Geology since 2010. He graduated with first class honours from the University of Liverpool in 2003. His doctoral research at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, focused on reconstructing the tectonic and geomorphological evolution of Wales since the early Cenozoic opening of the North Atlantic while his postdoctoral research at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, developed this theme by focusing on reconstructing the tectonic and geomorphological evolution of southern Africa since the Mesozoic breakup of Gondwana. Since joining the Department of Engineering Geology much of his research has centred on studying the process of limestone dissolution in order to better understand its role in the formation of cave systems. At present his research focuses on, first, radon concentration monitoring on active volcanic islands and the application of time series models - particularly from econometrics - to forecast degassing anomalies and, second, developing and fabricating triaxial positioning systems for fracture displacement monitoring that use machine learning algorithms to forecast undesirable events including anthropogenic and natural disasters. Matt is an active member of the British Cave Research Association and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London. He has also submitted peer review assignments for a number of prestigious international journals including Applied Radiation & Isotopes, Earth Science Reviews, Environmental Science & Pollution Research, Geological Magazine, Global & Planetary Change, Geomorphology, Journal of Cave & Karst Studies, and Tectonophysics.