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Durham University

Durham Geochemistry Centre

 Durham Geochemistry Centre

Our Mission:

Our aim is to play a leading role in developing innovative techniques for isotope and elemental tracing in Earth, Environmental, Physical, Archaeological, Biological and Biomedical sciences.

To apply those techniques in partnership with industry, research councils, and government to undertake internationally excellent and world leading research in Geochemistry.

Within this framework the training and professional development of young scientists is a key priority of the Durham Geochemistry Group. While young researchers sometimes work on very different aspects of geochemistry, from field and experimental studies to theory and modelling, these are brought together with a comprehensive training programme that provides a common grounding in both theory and technique.

We are always interested in hearing from individuals with a strong science background who may wish to join us as Research Fellows, Postdoctoral Researchers or Graduate Students.


New member of staff

DGC would like to welcome Dr Julie Prytulak.

Julie’s research broadly focuses on the investigation of mantle melting and magmatic evolution in various tectonic settings. She is also keen participant in the International Ocean Discovery Program. Her main tools are geochemical, from major and trace elements to classic radiogenic isotope systems. She has been recognized for her more recent work on the development and application of novel stable isotope systems the 2017 Houtermans Award of the European Association of Geochemistry. Although she mainly works on ‘high temperature’ applications, she also dabbles in the ‘low temperature’ world of sediments and surface processes and is always interested in applying the isotope systems she helps develop to a wide breath of applications in Earth and Environmental science. She can be found in Room 316.

(11 Apr 2018)

New PhD Student

DGC would like to welcome Bryony Rogers who has recently started as a new NERC IAPETUS CASE funded student, partnered with the British Geological Survey (BGS).

(8 Dec 2017) » More about New PhD Student

PhD success

Congratulations to Fienke Nanne who successfully defended her PhD thesis ‘Determining the oxidation state of the Earth's mantle using platinum group elements and their isotopes’.

(1 Nov 2017)

Contact Details

Durham Geochemistry Group
Department of Earth Sciences,
Durham University,
Science Labs,
Durham DH1 3LE

Tel: +44 0191 3342300
Fax: +44 0191 3342301