Research activities fall into the following categories:
- Development of new accretion models, starting especially from the "Grand Tack" model of Walsh et al. (2011, Nature 475, 206-209).
- Experimental studies of the partitioning of a range of elements between liquid Fe and liquid silicate up to 100 GPa and 4000 K.
- Development of models of the thermal evolution of accreting bodies.
- Integration of accretion models, thermal evolution models and core formation models.