Mr Michael Stock

Postgraduate Student

TEL: +44 (1865) 272000
FAX: +44 (1865) 272072

Research Profile

I am primarily interested in the interpretation of the petrologic record for determination of pre-eruptive processes. My research encompasses different aspects of volcanology, petrology, mineralogy and geochemistry with an aim to better understand the processes occurring within sub-volcanic systems.

My current work involves analysis of hydrous minerals and volcanic glass to determine the volatile evolution and pre-eruptive volatile contents of volcanic systems. This work has important implications for our understanding of the controls on eruption style and the triggers of large, explosive eruptions.


Supervisors: Madeleine Humphreys (Durham), Victoria Smith (RLAHA), David Pyle


Teaching Profile

First Year

  • Tutor for Fundamentals of Geology

Second Year

  • Tutor for Igneous Petrology

Third Year

  • Tutor for Igneous Petrogenesis
  • Tutor for Volcanoes and the Environment


Selected Publications

Chew, D.M., Donelick, R.A., Donelick, M.B., Kamber, B.S., and Stock, M.J., 2013, 'Apatite chlorine concentration measurements by LA-ICP-MS', Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, doi: 10.1111/j.1751-908X.2013.00246.x

Stock, M.J., Taylor, R.N., and Gernon, T.M., 2012, 'Triggering of major eruptions recorded by actively forming cumulates', Scientific Reports, 2, 731, doi: 10.1038/srep00731