Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Officer in Organic Geochemistry and Mineralogy



+44 (0)20 7594 6399jonathan.watson Website




2.60Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





2013-present Research Officer, Imperial College
2011-2013 Research Associate, Imperial College
Research Associate, The Open University

2007 Professional Diploma in Management, The Open University
Professional Certificate in Management, The Open University

1999 Ph.D. Hydrocarbon and carboxylic acid compositions of crude oil biodegraded in marine systems, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
M.Sc. Petroleum Geochemistry, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
B.Sc. (Hons) Geology, University of Edinburgh



Tan J, Salter T, Watson J, et al., 2023, Organic biosignature degradation in hydrothermal and serpentinizing environments: Implications for life detection on Icy Moons and Mars, Astrobiology, ISSN:1531-1074

Salter TL, Watson JS, Sephton MA, 2023, Effects of minerals (phyllosilicates and iron oxides) on the responses of aliphatic hydrocarbon containing kerogens (Type I and Type II) to analytical pyrolysis, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Vol:170, ISSN:0165-2370, Pages:1-8

Sephton M, Chan Q, Watson J, et al., 2023, Insoluble macromolecular organic matter in the Winchcombe meteorite, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, ISSN:1086-9379

Royle S, Cropper L, Watson J, et al., 2023, Solid phase micro extraction for organic contamination control throughout assembly and operational phases of space missions, Astrobiology, Vol:23, ISSN:1531-1074, Pages:127-143

Kumar P, Zavala-Reyes JC, Kalaiarasan G, et al., 2023, Characteristics of fine and ultrafine aerosols in the London underground., Science of the Total Environment, Vol:858, ISSN:0048-9697

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