Dr Emma Waters
- Researcher Development Specialist (PGR) (Research & Innovation Services)
- Honorary Lecturer (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)
2013-2017 BSc (Hons) Earth Science, University of Glasgow
2017-2022 PhD Earth Science, University of Manchester
2022 Practical Class Coordinator, University of Glasgow
2022-Present Lecturer in Earth and Environmental Science, University of Glasgow
My research interests fall within the fields of igenous petrology, geochemistry and volcanology. I am interested in the application of microanalytical techniques and the use of chemistry to answer important questions about the evolution of Earth and ensuring a liveable world for the future.
I started my research career at the University of Manchester where I completed a PhD in Earth Science as part of the Manchester-Liverpool NERC Doctoral Training Partnership. This research focussed on the measurement of the chemical composition of basaltic melt inclusions from Iceland. These compositions were used to investigate how a heterogeneous mantle beneath Iceland supplies heterogenous melt compositions to Iceland's volcanic systems.
Much of my work has focussed on the measurement of halogen elements in Icelandic melt inclusions and glasses in order to fingerprint recycled crustal material present in the mantle and investigate how mantle plumes are involved in the recycling of this material.
I am an experienced user of both EPMA an SIMS techniques. I have worked in partnership with the NERC Ion Microprobe Facility (University of Edinburgh) to develop methodologies for measuring Br and I in basaltic rock compositions by SIMS, including the preparation of reference standards.
My recent research interests include investiaging economic mineral potential in Scotland through geochemical techniques and the development of better teaching practices to make our geoscience degrees more accessible and improve student learning experiences at university.
Earth Science 1A - Landscape Change
Geology BSc Level 3 - Metamorphic Petrology
Environmental Geoscience BSc Level 3 - Quaternary Geoscience