The department, in association with the Natural History Museum, conducts a wide range of research in geochemistry and environmental change. Geochemical research in the department benefits from assess to world-class analytical facilities. If you are interested in one of the projects listed below please feel free to contact the associated staff.

Projects


Environmental reconstruction using clumped isotopes: testing the effects and signs of recrystallization in carbonates [Info sheet]

Cédric M. John


Residence and mobility of metals in the alteration zones of porphyry ore systems [Info Sheet]

Exploring terrestrial geological eiidence for past glaciation and volcanism in the Thwaites Glacier catchment, Antarctica [Info sheet]

Joanne Johnson (British Antarctic Survey), Dylan Rood (Imperial College London), Brent Goehring (Tulane University), and Stephen Roberts (British Antarctic Survey)


Understanding modern biogeochemical cycles in the context of the international GEOTRACES program – Cadmium, zinc, lead and neodymium isotope analyses [Info Sheet]

Tina van de Flierdt Mark  Rehkämper and Susan Little


Mixing and volatile depletion of the early solar system [Info sheet‌]


Novel applications of trace metal stable isotopes in medical research [Info Sheet]

Mark  Rehkämper  


Environmental effects and fate of engineered nanomaterials [Info Sheet]

Mark  Rehkämper, Claus Svendsen – NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)


Cadmium enrichment in cocoa beans – a stable isotope investigation of Cd sources and mitigation strategies [Info Sheet]

Mark  Rehkämper and Laurence Maurice (Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar, Quito, Ecuador; IRD & GET, Université de Toulouse)


Environmental effects and fate of engineered nanomaterials [Info Sheet]

Mark  Rehkämper, Claus Svendsen – NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)


Extracting Records for Life on Mars [Info Sheet]

 Mark Sephton


Rapid Assessment of Organic-rich Rocks for Astrobiology [Info sheet]

Mark Sephton


Unconventional Hydrocarbon Assesments [Info sheetInfo sheetInfo sheetInfo sheetInfo sheetInfo sheet‌]

 Mark Sephton


A next generation life detector [Info sheet‌]

Mark Sephton


New shale gas reservoir assessments [Info sheet‌]

Mark Sephton & Craig P. Smalley


A new method to correlate petroleum with its source rocks [Info sheet‌]

Mark Sephton


A laboratory scale petroleum reservoir [Info sheet‌]

Mark Sephton


Hydrocarbon gases and their biological or non-biological sources - recognising the fingerprint of life [Info sheet‌]

Mark Sephton & Craig P. Smalley


Arsenic Contamination of Drinking Water [Info sheet‌]

Dominik Weiss


Geochemistry of Non-Traditional Stable Isotopes [Info sheet‌]

Dominik Weiss


Micronutrient cycling in submerged soils and uptake into rice [Info sheet‌]

Dominik Weiss


Nuclear Waste – How to deal with it safely [Info sheet‌]

Dominik Weiss


Human and Natural Control on Global Atmospheric Trace Element Cycles [Info sheet‌]

Dominik Weiss


 Modeling the global Pb cycle: from industrial emissions to the bottom of the ocean [Info Sheet‌]

 Yves Plancherel 


Fluid dynamics of magma reservoirs at mid-ocean ridges [Info sheet]

Matt Jackson


Developing tools for the sustainable exploration of epithermal ore deposits: alteration mineral chemistry for targeting and assessment of fertility [Info sheet]

Supervisor: Dr Jamie Wilkinson


Titanite occurrence and chemistry as a monitor of melt redox state, magmatic fertility and hydrothermal alteration in porphyry ore systems [‌]

Jamie Wilkinson (NHM)


Magmas, fluids, faults and metals – re-assessing the controls on magmatic-hydrothermal W-Sn-As-Cu-Zn-Pb mineralisation and zonation associated with the Cornubian Batholith, SW England [Info sheet]

Dr Robin Shail (Camborne School of Mines, Falmouth Campus, Exeter University)  Dr Jamie Wilkinson (The Natural History Museum and Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London) 

This project is based at the Penrhyn Campus of Exeter University (Cambourne School of Mines)


The “colour” of hydrothermal quartz [Info sheet]‌‌‌

Jamie Wilkinson (NHM, Imperial College London)


Validating Earthquake Hazard Models For Critical Engineered Structures Using Geologic Data And Cosmogenic Isotopes [Info sheet]

Dylan RoodJP Latham and Peter Stafford


‌‌Histories of mantle convection: Constraints from Arabia's landscape [Info sheet‌]

Gareth Roberts, Alex Whittaker , Dylan Rood


Will climate change make coastal erosion rates faster?: Comparing historic and Holocene cliff retreat rates using cosmogenic isotopes with numerical models [Info sheet]

Dylan Rood


Human and Natural Control on Global Atmospheric Trace Element Cycles [Info sheet]

Dominik Weiss  


Geochemistry of Non-Traditional Stable Isotopes [Info sheet]

Dominik Weiss  


The Aqueous Chemistry of Actinides and Metalloids [Info sheet]

Dominik Weiss  


Micronutrient cycling in submerged soils and uptake into rice [Info sheet]

Dominik Weiss  


Unconventional Hydrocarbon Assesments [Info sheet‌]

 Mark Sephton