Imperial College London

Mr Mark R Boyd

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Postgraduate







Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





I am a NERC-funded PhD student in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, under the supervision of Dr Matthew Genge. My research focuses on both extra-terrestrial and terrestrial microspherules in the geologic record and their application to palaeoenvironment and palaeoclimate studies. My broader research interests include planetary science and cosmochemistry.

I am a student with the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), within the Grantham Institute.

I am committed to outreach and science communication activities, related to both planetary science and climate change topics. If you would like to find out more about my research, resources for 11-14 year olds are available here, through Imperial's Stem in Action programme. I am also involved in the delivery of Imperial Outreach's mobile planetarium shows. Please email me if you are interested in discussing these resources further.


  • PhD, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London (2021-)
  • MS, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Alabama (2019-21)
  • BSc, Natural Sciences (Earth Science and Chemistry), Durham University (2016-19)