Mr Thomas Harvey

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I am a 2nd Year PhD student in the Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry research group. My main interests include geological processes in the Solar System, and using the chemistry of the rocks formed by these processes to better understand them. 

I am investigating the effect of impact melting processes on the composition and crystallographic microstructure of metal particles in chondritic and lunar rocks. I am using a combined approach which involves using a range of analytical equipment in order to achieve an understanding of the variation in metal particle compositions and microstructures in relation to their relative interaction with impact melt. 

I am a geologist by training and prior to beginning a planetary science project, I investigated the origins of a terrestrial metal called Josephinite. Opportunities to work on natural forming metals from all environments are of particular ineterest. 

Areas of expertise


  • geoscience

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2018 - Master of Science, Geoscience, University College London (UCL)
  • 2017 - Bachelor of Science, Geology, Royal Holloway, University of London