Earth and Planetary Science

Professor of Geophysics

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+ 44 (0) 131 650 4904

Research Groups: 

  • Earth System Science - From Crust to Core
  • Earth Resources
  • Observation and Imaging
  • Geohazards and Risk

Research Institutes: 

  • Earth and Planetary Science
Research Interest

Geomagnetism; dynamics and thermal history of the Earth's core; geophysical inverse theory; electromagnetic induction.

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+ 44 (0) 131 650 5916

Research Institutes: 

  • Earth and Planetary Science
Research Interest

Fingerprinting industrial CO2 and testing noble gas and clumped isotope tracers at the Carbon Management Canada Field Research Station Enquiry

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+ 44 (0) 131 650 5916

Research Institutes: 

  • Earth and Planetary Science
Research Interest

Understanding patterns of volcano-tectonic seismicity in active continental rifts.

Senior Lecturer in Geological CO2 Storage

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+ 44 (0) 131 650 5943

Research Groups: 

  • Earth System Science - From Crust to Core
  • Earth Resources
  • Porous Media

Research Institutes: 

  • Earth and Planetary Science
Research Interest

Geological CO2 storage

  • Natural analogues, what will happen to CO2 when it is injected into a rock? - with PhD students Yutong Shu and Claire McGraw
  • Safe disposal of water produced during storage operations - with PhD student Kit Carruthers Understanding the 'shallow' overburden in the North Sea - UKCCSC-funded grant, with Dr Juan Alcalde
  • What to do if a leak develops (which it probably won't) - EU-funded MIRECOL project, with researcher Katriona Edlmann

Diagenesis, or what happens to sediments as they are buried and turn into rocks. In practice I study reservoirs, for oil / gas, CO2 storage, or water supply

  • Why does the Torridonian Sandstone (NW Highlands) have so much feldspar? Most other deeply buried rocks loose the feldspar, but this one has not.
  • Do sandstones and shales interact during burial? In other words, do solutes (e.g. K, Al, Si) move from sands into shales or vice-versa? With PhD student Felix Xia
  • White trap is an unusual alteration product of basic magmas when they are intruded into the local Carboniferous rocks. Why does this happen?

Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) - can we save energy from renewables for peak demand times? With PhD student Julien Mouli Castillo.

Professor of Rock and Mineral Magnetism

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+ 44 (0) 131 650 4909

Research Institutes: 

  • Earth and Planetary Science
Research Interest

Rock magnetism and Palaeomagnetism: Theoretical and experimental studies of magnetic remanence in single grains and bulk samples. Palaeomagnetic intensity studies. Palaeomagnetism of the Jurassic. Instrumentation.

Professor in Carbonate Geoscience

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+ 44 (0) 131 650 6014

Research Groups: 

  • Earth System Science - From Crust to Core
  • Earth Resources
  • Geobiology and Geochemistry
  • Porous Media

Research Institutes: 

  • Earth and Planetary Science
Research Interest

Carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis; Carbonate hydrocarbon reservoirs; Modelling of Carbonate Systems; Reef evolution and palaeoecology; Biomineralisation and evolution of sea water chemistry.

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+ 44 (0) 131 650 5110

Research Institutes: 

  • Earth and Planetary Science
Research Interest

Are oilfields geochemically special ? An examination of porosity and mass-transfer

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Telephone: 

+ 44 (0) 131 650 5916

Research Institutes: 

  • Earth and Planetary Science
Research Interest

Use of seismic anisotropy for shale gas characterisation

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Telephone: 

+ 44 (0) 131 650 5916

Research Institutes: 

  • Earth and Planetary Science
Research Interest

Dolomite formation observed in 4D microtomography experiments

PDRA in Vertebrate Palaeontology of Thalattosuchian Crocodylomorphs

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+ 44 (0) 131 650 7339

Research Institutes: 

  • Earth and Planetary Science

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