School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Sampling a natural CO2 geyser, Green River, Utah

Stuart Gilfillan

Chancellor's Fellow in Geochemistry

BSc (Hons) Earth Science, University of Glasgow
PhD: Deep Magmatic Degassing and the Colorado Uplift, University of Manchester


I'm a Chancellor's Fellow working primarily with Prof. Stuart Haszeldine and Prof. Fin Stuart. My research is focused on determining if CO2 can be safely stored in the subsurface over significant timescales. This is the most critical issue confronting the acceptance of geological storage of man-made CO2 in the Earth's crust.

I'm particularly interested in geochemically investigating how CO2 migrates in the crust, especially through faults and cap rocks and the residence time of CO2 in natural reservoirs. The work forms a constituent part of the wider NERC and UKERC programmes focused on developing low carbon energy technologies within the UK and I am part of Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage at Edinburgh. To find out more about me and my research interests use the menu at the top left of this page, or click here to see my CV.

Contact Details

Room 306
School of GeoSciences
Grant Institute
The King's Buildings
West Mains Road

Phone: +44 (0) 131 651 3462
Twitter: @stugilfillan