My research interests lie in understanding the early solar system and the formation of Earth, for which I use high precision isotope measurements of Cr. I am attempting to use Cr stable isotope measurements to better constrain conditions of core formation with the aim of providing information on the material that created earth. In order to better understand the causes of Cr fractionation I have studied terrestrial samples. By working on mantle peridotites I have been able to better understand the effects on fractionation of melting, somatism and variations between minerals.
Measurements are carried out on the departments Thermal Ionisation Mass Spectrometer.
Previously I have carried out a summer project at Durham using Fe stable isotopes.
My supervisors are Alex Halliday at Oxford and Pierre Bonnand at Universitie Blaise Pascal Clermont Ferrand.