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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

Current Postgraduate Students

Ms Katharina Schweitzer

PhD Student in the Department of Earth Sciences

(email at katharina.m.schweitzer@durham.ac.uk)

Education

2010 – 2015

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany

Steinmann-Institut für Geologie, Paläontologie und Mineralogie

Degree: MSc Geosciences 
„Highly siderophile elements (HSE) and 187Os signatures of the mantle xenoliths from the Hyblean Plateau, Sicily.“

Supervisors: Prof. Ambre Luguet & Dr. Jude Coggon

Degree: BSc Geosciences 
„Preliminary geochemical and petrological investigations of the volcanic rocks of the upper Triassic. El Pont de Suert, S Pyrenees, Spain.“ 

Supervisors: Dr. Mario Valdivia-Manchego & Prof. Ambre Luguet

Workshop & Conference Contributions

4th International Workshop on Highly Siderophile Element Geochemistry - July 2016

Schweitzer, K.M., Luguet, A., Coggon, J.A., Fonseca, R.O.C., Nowell G.M. and Ottley, C.J.
Highly siderophile elements and 187Os signatures of peridotite xenoliths from the Hyblean Plateau, Sicily (oral)

Schweitzer, K.M., Luguet, A., Nowell, G.M., and Burton, K.W.
Highly siderophile element (HSE) and Hf-Os isotope signatures of carbonatites (Poster)

Goldschmidt conference 2017, Paris

Schweitzer, K.M., Luguet, A., Nowell, G.M., and Burton, K.W.
Highly siderophile element (HSE) and Hf-Os isotope signatures of carbonatites (oral)

GGRiP 2018, Bristol

Schweitzer, K.M., Nowell, G.M., Ottley, C.J., Burton, K.W., and Luguet, A.
Hf-Nd isotope signatures of carbonatites – trying to find a carbonatite source (oral)

Research Interests

  • Re-Os isotope systematics
  • Isotope geochemistry
  • Igneous petrology
  • Carbonatites
  • Mantle rocks