Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990
    MSc Utrecht University

  • 1995
    PhD University of California, Santa Cruz

  • 1995 – 1996
    Visiting Assistant Prof. University of Michigan

  • 1996 – 1999
    postdoctoral researcher Utrecht University

  • 1999 – 2003
    Oberassistent ETH Zurich

  • 2003 – 2005
    SNF Assistent Professor ETH Zurich

  • since 2005
    at Imperial College London, current position Reader

Selected publications

  • Davies, D.R., Goes, S., Davies, J.H., Schuberth, B., Bunge, H-P., Ritsema, J., Reconciling dynamic and seismic models of Earth’s lower mantle: the dominant role of thermal heterogeneity, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett, 353-354, 253-269, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.08.016, (2012).

  • Goes, S., Capitanio, F.A., and Morra, G., ”Evidence of lower mantle slab penetration phases in plate motions”, Nature 451, (2008), 981-984.

  • Goes, S., Giardini, D., Jenny, S., Hollenstein, Ch., Kahle, H-G., and Geiger, A., “A recent tectonic reorganization in the South-Central Mediterranean” Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 225, (2004), 335-345.

  • Goes, S., Govers, R., and Vacher, P., “Shallow mantle temperatures under Europe from P and S wave tomography” J. Geophys. Res. 105, (2000), 11,153-11,169.

  • Goes, S., Spakman W, and Bijwaard, H. “A lower mantle source for Central European volcanism” Science 268, (1999), 1928-1931.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • NERC Large Grant – VoiLa – Volatile recycling at the Lesser Antilles arc: Processes and Consequences – 2015-2020 – collaboration between IC, Durham, Southampton, Liverpool, Bristol

  • NERC – What drives and resists plate sinking through the transition zone – 2013-2016 – collaboration with Durham

  • NERC – Does downgoing plate density govern the variability in subduction behaviour around the Pacific? A 3-D dynamic modelling study – 2009-2012

  • SNF – Thermal structure and dynamics of the Earth's mantle – Professorial Fellowship 2003-2007

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editor Geophysical Journal International

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