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.


  • 2014: PhD Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2010: MSci Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2009: BA Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK

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

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Areas of expertise

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

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