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The University of Southampton
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
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Dr Sargent Bray PhD, MSc, BSc

Research Scientist

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Dr Sargent Bray is Research Scientist within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

2012: PhD Earth and Planetary Science (Biogeochemistry), Macquarie University

2007: MSc Geology (Organic Geochemistry), Southern Illinois University

2003: BSc Geology, James Madison University

My research background includes analysis of organic matter from sediments, coal, rocks, oils, biomass, aerosols, and waters. This involves different methods of physical and chemical separation of complex mixtures of organic matter and analysis using gas chromatography - mass spectrometry.

Research interests

My duties are to maintain laboratory space and instrumentation, and to facilitate research, in the SEAPORT Carbon Labs, part of the Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate Research Group within Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton. We are based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, and are focused on characterising complex mixtures of biologically derived organic matter using a variety of sophisticated analytical techniques.

Much of our research is focused on samples that are from sediments and rocks that are millions, sometimes billions, of years old, allowing our researching students and staff to understand ancient palaeoenvironments and extend our understanding of the evolution of the Earth.

Research group

Marine Biogeochemistry

Affiliate research groups

Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate, Geochemistry

Dr Sargent Bray
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number : NOCS/164/36

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