Joanna Morgan is a Professor of Geophysics at Imperial College London. She is a seismologist, and has co-led two seismic experiments across the Chicxulub impact crater in Mexico, which resolved a long-running debate on the size and morphology of this impact crater. In April-May 2016, she was one of the co-chief scientists on IODP-ICDP expedition 364 to drill into the crater's peak ring. She is part of the 3D full-waveform inversion group at Imperial, and has started to apply this technology to a number of blue-sky projects, including Chicxulub, mid-ocean ridges, Santorini and the Hikurangi subduction zone.
Best Paper in Geophysics 2013
Michael Warner, Andrew Ratcliffe, Tenice Nangoo, Joanna Morgan, Adrian Umpleby, Nikhil Shah, Vetle Vinje, Ivan Štekl, Lluís Guasch, Caroline Win, Graham Conroy, Alexandre Bertrand received Best Paper in Geophysics Award for their paper Anisotropic 3D full-waveform inversion
- SEG Honors and Awards Ceremony in Official Program and Exhibitors Directory, SEG Denver 26-31 October 2014 p.36-49.
- Michael Warner, Andrew Ratcliffe, Tenice Nangoo, Joanna Morgan, Adrian Umpleby, Nikhil Shah, Vetle Vinje, Ivan Štekl, Lluís Guasch, Caroline Win, Graham Conroy, and Alexandre Bertrand (2013). Anisotropic 3D full-waveform inversion, 78(2), R59-R80.