Rakib Hassan

PhD Candidate

Madsen Building, Room 410-A

Prof. Dietmar Müller

Dr. Nicolas Flament


PhD title: Palaeo-topography: effects of mantle convection and lithospheric deformation

My project will explore how mantle convection and lithospheric deformation have affected surface topography, erosion and sediment transport patterns over the last 250 million years in key hydrocarbon-rich regions - particularly to constrain large-scale paleo-drainage patterns, in a deep Earth context. In latter stages of the project, paleogeographic maps will be produced based on the topography and erosion/sedimentation history predicted by coupled geodynamic and surface process models in key areas and will be integrated with paleogeographic maps interpolated from data. The project involves, but is not limited to, geodynamic modelling frameworks e.g. CitcomS, plate reconstruction software e.g. GPlates and visualization tools e.g. GMT.


  • L. Domanski, C. Sun, R. Hassan, P. Vallotton, and D. Wang. Linear Feature Detec-
    tion on GPUs. In Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, Sydney,
    pages 649–656, 1-3 December 2010.
  • O’Neill Craig, Danis Cara, Hassan Raquibul, Quennette Steve, Moresi Louis (2010)
    The application of geologically-constrained 3D heat conduction models to geothermal
    exploration. ASEG Extended Abstracts 2010, 1-3