Ian Butler's interests

Position: Research Fellow in Experimental Geosciences
Email: Ian.Butler@ed.ac.uk
University Website: http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/people/person.html?indv=1217
Personal Website: http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/ibutler/

Ian is an experimental geoscientist and geochemist interested in the application of laboratory techniques and experiments to understand geological and geochemical processes. The majority of his research has focused on the kinetics, mechanism and isotope chemistry of geochemical and biogeochemical processes in low temperature environments and particularly processes in anoxic sulfidic environments where the chemistry of metals is controlled by their interactions with sulfide. In addition he also has an interest in processes associated with metalliferous mineralisation in hydrothermal environments at mid-ocean ridges. Ian’s experimental work has led to the design and construction of an x-ray microtomography instrument which is becoming increasingly used for visualisation and quantification of the properties of and processes within a range of rocks and fossils.

Framboidal pyrite (FeS2, diameter ~30µm) from the Eocene London Clay of SE England. (Butler)
Framboidal pyrite (FeS2, diameter ~30µm) from the Eocene London Clay of SE England. (Butler)