I carry out and assist with a range of geochemical analyses and their associated sample preparation methods. The main focus being the identification and quantification of minerals by X-Ray diffraction. I assist with risk assessments, lab teaching, fieldwork, and the maintenance of laboratory and field equipment.
I look after the following analytical equipment: X-Ray Diffraction, Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence, Simultaneous Thermal Analysis, various optical microscopes, portable X-Ray Fluorescence.
I have expertise additionally in the area of automated SEM-EDS analysis (i.e. Qemscan).