Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Reader in Carbonate Systems and Carbonate Reservoirs



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2.36BRoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





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  • 2018-current: Reader in carbonate systems and carbonate reservoirs, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, UK.
  • 2013-2018: Senior Lecturer, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, UK.
  • 2008-2013: Lecturer, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, UK.
  • 2005-2008: Staff scientist, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
  • 2004-2005: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • 2003 : Ph.D. (Dr. Rer. Nat.), magna cum laude, University of Potsdam, Germany.

Research Interests

  • Numerical geology including forward modelling of sedimentary processes and machine learning
  • Clumped isotope geochemistry and thermal history of carbonate
  • Continental margin sediment and shallow-water carbonates
  • Magnitude, timing, and mechanism of global sea-level changes (Eustasy)
  • Fluid flow and its impact on rock properties (diagenesis)


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

John CM, Bowen D, 2016, Community software for challenging isotope analysis: First applications of "Easotope' to clumped isotopes, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, Vol:30, ISSN:0951-4198, Pages:2285-2300

Quesnel B, Boulvais P, Gautier P, et al., 2016, Paired stable isotopes (O, C) and clumped isotope thermometry of magnesite and silica veins in the New Caledonia Peridotite Nappe, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol:183, ISSN:0016-7037, Pages:234-249

Sluijs A, Brinkhuis H, Schouten S, et al., 2007, Environmental precursors to rapid light carbon injection at the Palaeocene/Eocene boundary, Nature, Vol:450, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:1218-U5

John CM, Bohaty SM, Zachos JC, et al., 2008, North American continental margin records of the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum: Implications for global carbon and hydrological cycling, Paleoceanography, Vol:23, ISSN:0883-8305

John CM, Karner GD, Mutti M, 2004, delta O-18 and Marion Plateau backstripping: Combining two approaches to constrain late middle Miocene eustatic amplitude, Geology, Vol:32, ISSN:0091-7613, Pages:829-832


Zachos JC, Bohaty SM, John CM, et al., 2007, The Palaeocene-Eocene carbon isotope excursion: constraints from individual shell planktonic foraminifer records, ROYAL SOC, Pages:1829-1842

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