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



Royle S, Watson JS, Sephton M, 2021, Transformation of cyanobacterial biomolecules by iron oxides during flash pyrolysis: Implications for Mars life detection missions, Astrobiology, ISSN:1531-1074

Royle SH, Tan J, Watson JS, et al., 2021, Pyrolysis of carboxylic acids in the presence of iron oxides: implications for life detection on missions to Mars, Astrobiology, ISSN:1531-1074, Pages:1-19

Bullen JC, Torres-Huerta A, Salaün P, et al., 2020, Portable and rapid arsenic speciation in synthetic and natural waters by an As(V)-selective chemisorbent, validated against anodic stripping voltammetry, Water Research, Vol:175, ISSN:0043-1354, Pages:1-11

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, Vol:592, ISSN:0927-7757, Pages:1-11

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