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Alexander Lewis Peace

Assistant Professor (Structural Geology), McMaster University

I am a structural geologist leading the McMaster Structural Geology and Tectonics Group, in the School of Earth, Environment and Society at McMaster University. I research deformation processes and associated hazards as well as resources. I am particularly interested in rifting and breakup, rift-related magmatism, seismic hazards, and structural inheritance. Geographically, I have worked around the North Atlantic, with a particular emphasis on Eastern Canada. 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