Research group


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We use advanced facilities to perform the precise and accurate analysis of the chemical and isotopic composition of Earth materials.

Our analyses of rocks, waters, biominerals, sediments, ocean particles and hydrothermal fluids are used to provide novel insights into a wide range of problems. These range from reconstructing past climates to tackling pressing issues like carbon capture and storage and sourcing metals critical for the green energy revolution.

Our research spans the Earth and Environmental Sciences from reconstructing past climate change to environmental radioactivity. All this work is firmly rooted in the precise and accurate geochemical and isotopic analysis of natural and synthetic materials.
Professor of Isotope Geochemistry

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If you'd like to work with us or use our facilities contact Professor Gavin Foster.