Dr Patricia Clay

UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

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I am an Earth scientist interested in understanding the chemical evolution of planets.  


  • PhD in Earth Sciences (2010), the Open University, UK: “Ar-Ar Dating of Young Volcanic Glass” 

  • M.A. in Earth Sciences (2006) Boston University, Boston, MA, USA: “Partitioning of Noble Gases between Crustal Minerals: An Experimental Diffusion Study”

  • B.S. in Geology (2004), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

2017current: Committee member of the Geochemistry Group special interest group of the Geological Society of London

Geochemical Society

Mineralogical Society of America 

Areas of expertise


  • halogen, volatile, noble gas, diffusion, mineralogy, geochemistry

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