Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Officer in Organic Geochemistry and Mineralogy



+44 (0)20 7594 6399jonathan.watson




2.54Royal 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



Abubakar R, Muxworthy A, Fraser A, et al., 2020, Mapping hydrocarbon charge-points in the Wessex Basin using seismic, geochemistry and mineral magnetics, Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol:111, ISSN:1873-4073, Pages:510-528

Kirby ME, Watson JS, Najorka J, et al., 2020, Experimental study of pH effect on uranium (UVI) particle formation and transport through quartz sand in alkaline 0.1 M sodium chloride solutions, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, ISSN:0927-7757, Pages:124375-124375

Royle S, Watson J, Zhang Y, et al., 2019, Solid Phase Micro Extraction: Potential for Organic Contamination Control for Planetary Protection of Life-Detection Missions to the Icy Moons of the Outer Solar System, Astrobiology, Vol:19, ISSN:1531-1074, Pages:1153-1166

Georgieva MN, Little CTS, Watson JS, et al., 2019, Identification of fossil worm tubes from Phanerozoic hydrothermal vents and cold seeps, Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, Vol:17, ISSN:1477-2019, Pages:287-329

Zhang Z, Gora-Marek K, Watson JS, et al., 2019, Recovering waste plastics using shape-selective nano-scale reactors as catalysts, Nature Sustainability, Vol:2, ISSN:2398-9629, Pages:39-42

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