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Alexander Lewis Peace

Assistant Professor (Structural Geology), McMaster University

My research primarily focuses on the structural, tectonic and magmatic evolution of continental margins, including the adjacent onshore areas and offshore sedimentary basins. I am particularly interested in rifting and breakup, rift-related magmatism, structural inheritance and mantle dynamics.

Geographically, my work to date has focused on the continental margins of the North Atlantic and surrounding regions including: Newfoundland, Greenland, Jan Mayen, Labrador and the UK/Irish margin. The nature of my work requires a multifaceted approach incorporating a wide variety of approaches and methodologies such as: seismic interpretation, field-based studies, numerical modelling, petrology, structural modelling and geochemistry.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor (Structural Geology), McMaster University
  • 2018–2019
    Postdoctoral fellow, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • 2017–2017
    Research assistant, Durham University


  • 2017 
    Durham University, PhD
  • 2011 
    Durham University, BSc

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London
  • Member of the European Geosciences Union
  • Member of American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Secretary of the Canadian Tectonics Group