Dr David Neave

Presidential Fellow (Academic)

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My research aims to understand the behaviour and evolution of magmatic systems from the generation and diversification of melts at depth through to their eruption at the surface. I combine experiments and the study of natural examples to understand magma storage and assembly within the crust, and the transfer of melts, crystals and volatiles to and from the planet’s interior. I use a range of approaches in my research, including fieldwork, microscopy, geochemical analyses, computational modelling and high-pressure, high-temperature experiments.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Fellow of the Geological Society of London

Member of the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft

Member of the International Association of Volcanology and the Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior

Member of the American Geophysical Union

Further information

Topic Editor for the Reseach Topic "Crystal Archives of Magmatic Processes" in Frontiers in Earth Sciences: Petrology.

Areas of expertise

  • QE Geology - Igneous petrology, Experimental petrology, Geochemistry, Volcanology

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