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.
**Fully funded PhD studentship open for recruitment to commence study in October 2018**
Origins of deepwater anoxia in Lower Carboniferous basins of northern England [Info Sheet - Origins of deepwater anoxia in Lower Carboniferous]
This research is based at Imperial London and the PhD Project is in the NERC Centre for Doctoral training CDT in Oil and Gas.
Investigate the thermal history of oil and gas shales using clumped isotope geochemistry [Info Sheet - thermal history of oil and gas shales]
1 PhD studentship available, closing date for applications is 9 April 2018.
DOC-SWEET - Deep Ocean Circulation during Super-Warm Early Eocene Temperatures [Info sheet - DOCSWEET]
Tina van de Flierdt, Dan Lunt (University of Bristol)
This fully funded 48 month studentship is based at Imperial College (with visiting trips /an extended stay at the University of Bristol) and will explore the Eocene deep oceans and ocean circulation using a combined model-data approach.
Fluid dynamics of magma reservoirs at mid-ocean ridges [Info sheet - Fluid dynamics of magma reservoirs at mid-ocean ridges]
Developing tools for the sustainable exploration of epithermal ore deposits: alteration mineral chemistry for targeting and assessment of fertility [Info Sheet - Sustainable exploration of epithermal ore deposits]
Supervisor: Dr Jamie Wilkinson
Titanite occurrence and chemistry as a monitor of melt redox state, magmatic fertility and hydrothermal alteration in porphyry ore systems [Info sheet - Titanite]
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 - Magmas, fluids, faults and metals]
Dr Jamie Wilkinson (The Natural History Museum and Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London) and Dr Robin Shail (Camborne School of Mines, Falmouth Campus, Exeter University)
The “colour” of hydrothermal quartz [Info Sheet - Quartz]
Jamie Wilkinson (NHM, Imperial College London)
Analysing the plumes of Europa: Could there be life on Jupiter’s moon? [Info Sheet - Europa]
Mark A. Sephton
Life Detection Methods for future Mars Missions [Info Sheet - Mars]
Mark A. Sephton
Histories of mantle convection: Constraints from Arabia's landscape [Info sheet - mantle convection]
Will climate change make coastal erosion rates faster?: Comparing historic and Holocene cliff retreat rates using cosmogenic isotopes with numerical models [Info Sheet - Coastal Erosion]
Human and Natural Control on Global Atmospheric Trace Element Cycles [Info Sheet - Trace Element Cycles]
Geochemistry of Non-Traditional Stable Isotopes [Info Sheet - Stable Isotopes]
The Aqueous Chemistry of Actinides and Metalloids [Info Sheet - Actinides and Metalloids]
Micronutrient cycling in submerged soils and uptake into rice [Info Sheet - Micronutrient Cycling]
Closing the digital rock divide in petrophysics for CO2 storage and hydrocarbon production [Info sheet - Digital Rock Petrophysics]
Unconventional Hydrocarbon Assesments [Info Sheet - Unconventional Hydrocarbons]