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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre SouthamptonPostgraduate study
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L.Grant@soton.ac.uk

Mr Lewis Cuffaro Grant MSc

Postgraduate research student

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Lewis Grant is a post graduate research student within the University of Southampton’s Geochemistry research group, based at the National Oceanography Centre.

Academic History:

Geoscience MSc – University College London, 2016-2017

Geography and Geology, with year abroad BSc(hons) – University of Manchester, 2012-2016

Work History:

Journal Specialist – Frontiers in Engineering, 2020-2021

Senior Manuscript Assistant – Springer Nature, 2018-2020

Masters Thesis Title: Calcareous Nannofossil Response to Oligocene Eccentricity Cycles
Supervisors: Prof. Paul Bown and Prof. Bridget Wade

I began my PhD in January 2021 and focus on reconstructing past ocean chemistry by quantifying the geochemical effects of hydrothermal alteration within the oceanic crust. I am also utilizing machine learning techniques to create an algorithm which auto-classifies igneous lithological features within oceanic drill cores.  

Research interests

  • Hydrothermal alteration of the ocean crust
  • Chemical exchange between the oceans and lithosphere through time, specifically to constrain palaeoceanographic/climatological reconstruction
  • Machine learning and computer vision applications for oceanic drill core analysis

Research project: Quantifying Variations in Hydrothermal Contributions to the Oceans: Scaling from Drill Core Observations to Global Models

Supervisors:

Dr Roz Coggon
Prof Damon Teagle
Dr Blair Thornton

Funding: The Royal Society

Research group

Geochemistry

Mr Lewis Cuffaro Grant
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH
UK

Room Number NNN: NOCS

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