Meet the Department
Get to know us by finding out about our earth and environmental scientists, both past and present. We’ll be putting questions to our academics and sharing their answers with you.
Meet the Department 3rd September 2020
In this blog post Dr Nick Marsden, Experimental Officer for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, discusses his background and how this led to an academic and professional career in industry and research. Nick’s story showcases the ways that talent, ambition, education and industrial experience can result in a successful science career which really makes a difference.
Meet the Department 13th July 2020
Dr Patricia Clay is a UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellow with the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Patricia is an earth and planetary scientist and her research uses the noble gas and halogen elements to understand the chemical evolution of planets. In this interview, she tells us more about her role in the Department and her research.
Meet the Department 21st May 2020
The common first year of our undergraduate degree programmes provides new students with the skills they need to specialise on any of our Pathways starting from year 2. Our common first year also allows students to transfer between courses if their interests shift during their first year – between Environmental Science and Earth and Planetary Science. We would now like to introduce you to the teaching teams for the common first year…
Meet the Department 30th September 2019
I spoke to Dr Russell Garwood about everything from computational palaeobiology (his own coinage), William Blake and black metal, recreating evolutionary processes digitally, and, the new degree programmes in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Manchester.
Meet the Department 16th September 2019
I spoke to Dr Sarah Crowther, Research Fellow in Planetary Science, about everything from zapping space rocks with lasers, to xenon, to public engagement, and, Bon Jovi.
Meet the Department 5th August 2019
I spoke with Presidential Fellow Dr Brendan McCormick Kilbride about his work – from the role of volcanic gas emissions in detecting the onset of eruptions, to mass spectrometry at Manchester, and monitoring and hazard response in Papua New Guinea.
Meet the Department 29th July 2019
I spoke with Presidential Fellow Dr David Neave last week about his work – from magma plumbing systems, to measuring the depth of magma chambers and recreating magma in the lab. He talked about his background and why Manchester is the perfect place to continue his research.
Meet the Department 15th July 2019
Dr Rhian Jones is Reader in Isotope Geo & Cosmochemistry and Admissions Tutor for Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester. In the interview below, she reflects on how she became interested in science, why meteorites are fascinating, aspects of her role at Manchester, and how her academic career has progressed.