Geoff Bromiley

Geoff Bromiley

Extreme conditions: making planets in the lab



Ardith D. Bravenec. PhD Thesis: Water in the early solar system: a study of terrestrial, lunar and Martian mantle melting. 2016-

Sally Law. PhD thesis: Evolution of basalts in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. 2016-

Annemiek C. Waajen. PhD thesis (Primary Supervisor Charles Cockell): The potential of recalcitrant organics as a microbial energy and carbon source. 2018-

Philippe B.R. Reekie. PhD thesis (Primary Supervisor Charles Cockell):  microbial entombment in planetary salt minerals, and the search for life in our solar system. 2018-



2007-2011 Shigeto Hirai PhD thesis: Investigation of CaIr1-xPtxO3 and CaIr0.5Rh0.5O3: Structural properties, physical properties and stabilising conditions for post-perovskite oxides. click here for thesis

2009-2013 Matthew J. Hiscock PhD thesis: Importance of grain boundary diffusion: an experimental study. click here for thesis

2012-2016 Mark Thacker  PhD thesis (School of History, Classics and Archaeology): Constructing lordship in North Atlantic Europe: the archaeology of masonry mortars in the medieval and later buildings of the Scottish North Atlantic. click here for thesis. Mark used high temperature equipment within the lab to replicate manufacturing processes in medieval buildings in Scotland.

2011-2015 Madeleine T.L. Berg PhD thesis: 3D visualisation of melts at the conditions of Earth’s deep interior. click here for thesis

2012-2016 Jennifer C. Brooke PhD thesis: Probing the water content of the Earth’s mantle: an experimental study of hydrogen mobility under extreme conditions. click here for thesis

2014-2018: Thomas N. Stokes  PhD Thesis: Crystal chemistry of accessory minerals as a probe of magmatic oxygen fugacity: an experimental study. click here for thesis

2016-2020: Juergen Schleppi PhD in Space Resources, Sustainability and Renewable Energy at Heriot-Watt University. Juergen used high temperature furnaces within the lab to synthesis high-quality glasses, as engineering materials, from lunar simulants.




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