Dr Iain Neill

  • Lecturer in Magmatic Processes (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

telephone: 01413 305477
email: Iain.Neill@glasgow.ac.uk

Gregory Building, University Avenue, G12 8qq

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4168-3931

Biography

BSc, Geoscience, University of St Andrews 2003-2007

PhD, "Tectono-magmatic evolution of the SE Caribbean Plate", Cardiff University 2007-2011

PDRA, "Orogenic Plateau Magmatism", Durham University 2011-2014

University Teacher, University of Glasgow 2014-2016

Lecturer, University of Glasgow 2016-2018

PgCAP, University of Glasgow 2018

Lecturer in Magmatic Processes, University of Glasgow 2018-

Research interests

I study the manner in which Earth's lithosphere is formed, deformed and recycled through geologic time, with a view to connecting basic solid Earth geology to applications such as geothermal energy, volcanic hazards and critical metals. As the 'jack of all trades' I use a mix of geochemical proxies, fieldwork and geochronology in collaboration with geodynamic modellers, regional and resource experts, mantle tomographers and more.

I began my research career at Cardiff University as a NERC-funded PhD student, re-evaluating the origin and tectonic evolution of the Caribbean Plate. At the University of Durham, as a NERC-funded PDRA, I used fieldwork and whole-rock geochemistry to refine our models of how mantle-derived magmatism operates during continental collision, which introduced me to the geology of Iran and Armenia and to the integration of analogue data with geodynamic models.

After two years as a University Teacher at Glasgow (2014-2016), I have been building up my research interests and looking to broaden the application of my research topics into critical areas of economic or societal importance. Topics I am keen on include 1) fundamental connections between magma genesis, plate tectonics and the generation of geological resources, 2) hazards posed by tectonic and volcanic activity in young collision-related settings such as the South Caucasus, 3) low and high temperature geothermal energy sources, 4) the impact of the basement of the Caribbean Plate on modern subduction processes and 5) new insights into Scotland's terranes in deep time and their economic application.

Publications

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2020

Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I. , Allen, M. B., Emami, M. H. and Shahraki Ghadimi, A. (2020) Distinct sources for high-K and adakitic magmatism in SE Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 196, 104355. (doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2020.104355)

Eskandari, A., Deevsalar, R., De Rosa, R., Shinjo, R., Donato, P. and Neill, I. (2020) Geochemical and isotopic constraints on the evolution of magma plumbing system at Damavand Volcano, N Iran. Lithos, 354-55, 105274. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2019.105274)

Meliksetian, K., Neill, I. , Barfod, D. , Milne, E., Waters, E., Navasardyan, G., Grigoryan, E., Olive, V., Odling, N. and Karakhanian, A. (2020) Pleistocene - Holocene volcanism at the Karkar geothermal prospect, Armenia. EarthArXiv, (doi: 10.31223/osf.io/x3tpg) (Submitted)

2019

Yeganehfar, H., Deevsalar, R., Ahadnejad, V., Shinjo, R. and Neill, I. (2019) Biotite compositional variations – a physicochemical approach to investigate crustal involvement and ore potential in Middle Jurassic plutonic rocks from the Malayer-Boroujerd Plutonic complex, W Iran. Neues Jahrbuch fur Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 196(1), pp. 19-42. (doi: 10.1127/njma/2019/0131)

2018

Deevsalar, R., Shinjo, R., Wang, K.-L., Yaganehfar, H. and Neill, I. (2018) Gabbroic-dioritic dykes from the Sanadaj-Sirjan Zone: windows on Jurassic and Eocene geodynamic processes in the Zagros Orogen, western Iran. Journal of the Geological Society, 175(6), pp. 915-933. (doi: 10.1144/jgs2017-156)

Deevsalar, R., Shinjo, R., Liégeois, J. P., Valizadeh, M. V., Ahmadian, J., Yeganehfar, H. and Neill, I. (2018) Subduction-related mafic to felsic magmatism in the Malayer-Boroujerd plutonic complex, western Iran. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 111(1-2), pp. 269-293. (doi: 10.1007/s00015-017-0287-y)

2017

Deevsalar, R., Shinjo, R., Ghaderi, M., Murata, M., Hoskin, P.W.O., Oshiro, S., Wang, K.-L., Lee, H. Y. and Neill, I. (2017) Mesozoic-Cenozoic mafic magmatism in Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone, Zagros Orogen (Western Iran): geochemical and isotopic inferences from Middle Jurassic and Late Eocene gabbros. Lithos, 284-85, pp. 588-607. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2017.05.009)

2015

Zhange, J., Davidson, J.P., Humphreys, M.C.S., Macpherson, C.G. and Neill, I. (2015) Magmatic enclaves and andesitic lavas from Mt. Lamington, Papua New Guinea: Implications for recycling of earlier-fractionated minerals through magma recharge. Journal of Petrology, 56(11), pp. 2223-2256. (doi: 10.1093/petrology/egv071)

Hastie, A.R., Fitton, J.G., Mitchell, S.F., Neill, I. , Nowell, G.M. and Millar, I.L. (2015) Can fractional crystallization, mixing and assimilation processes be responsible for jamaican-type adakites? Implications for generating eoarchaean continental crust. Journal of Petrology, 56(7), pp. 1251-1284. (doi: 10.1093/petrology/egv029)

Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I. and Allen, M.B. (2015) Petrogenesis of OIB-like volcanic rocks in a continental collision zone: Late Cenozoic magmatism of eastern Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 106(1), pp. 19-33. (doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.02.027)

Neill, I. , Meliksetian, K., Allen, M. B., Navasardyan, G. and Kuiper, K. (2015) Petrogenesis of mafic collision zone magmatism: the Armenian sector of the Turkish-Iranian Plateau. Chemical Geology, 403, pp. 24-41. (doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.03.013)

2014

Neill, I. , Kerr, A. C., Chamberlain, K. R., Schmitt, A. K., Urbani, F., Hastie, A. R., Pindell, J. L., Barry, T. L. and Millar, I. L. (2014) Vestiges of the proto-Caribbean seaway: origin of the San Souci Volcanic Group, Trinidad. Tectonophysics, 626, pp. 170-185. (doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.04.019)

Kaislaniemi, L., van Hunen, J., Allen, M. B. and Neill, I. (2014) Sublithospheric small-scale convection: a mechanism for collision zone magmatism. Geology, 42(4), pp. 291-294. (doi: 10.1130/G35193.1)

2013

Neill, I. , Meliksetian, K., Allen, M.B., Navarsardyan, G. and Karapetyan, S. (2013) Pliocene–Quaternary volcanic rocks of NW Armenia: magmatism and lithospheric dynamics within an active orogenic plateau. Lithos, 180-18, pp. 200-215. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2013.05.005)

Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I. , Allen, M.B. and Ajdari, K. (2013) Small-volume melts of lithospheric mantle during continental collision: Late Cenozoic lavas of Mahabad, NW Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 74, pp. 37-49. (doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.06.002)

Neill, I. , Kerr, A. C., Hastie, A. R., Pindell, J. L. and Millar, I. L. (2013) The Albian-Turonian Island arc rocks of Tobago, West Indies: geochemistry, petrogenesis, and Caribbean plate tectonics. Journal of Petrology, 54(8), pp. 1607-1639. (doi: 10.1093/petrology/egt025)

Allen, M. B., Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I. , Emami, M. H. and Mcleod, C. L. (2013) Generation of arc and within-plate chemical signatures in collision zone magmatism: quaternary lavas from Kurdistan Province, Iran. Journal of Petrology, 54(5), pp. 887-911. (doi: 10.1093/petrology/egs090)

Hastie, A. R., Mitchell, S. F., Treloar, P. J., Kerr, A. C., Neill, I. and Barfod, D. N. (2013) Geochemical components in a Cretaceous island arc: The Th/La–(Ce/Ce*)Nd diagram and implications for subduction initiation in the inter-American region. Lithos, 162-63, pp. 57-69. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2012.12.001)

2012

Neill, I. , Kerr, A. C., Hastie, A. R., Pindell, J. L., Millar, I. L. and Atkinson, N. (2012) Age and petrogenesis of the Lower Cretaceous North Coast Schist of Tobago, a fragment of the Proto–Greater Antilles Inter-American arc system. Journal of Geology, 120(4), pp. 367-384. (doi: 10.1086/665798)

2011

Neill, I. , Kerr, A. C., Hastie, A. R., Stanek, K.-P. and Millar, I. L. (2011) Origin of the Aves Ridge and Dutch-Venezuelan Antilles: interaction of the Cretaceous 'Great Arc' and Caribbean-Colombian Oceanic Plateau? Journal of the Geological Society, 168(2), pp. 333-348. (doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-067)

2010

Neill, I. , Gibbs, J. A., Hastie, A. R. and Kerr, A. C. (2010) Origin of the volcanic complexes of La Désirade, Lesser Antilles: implications for tectonic reconstruction of the Late Jurassic to Cretaceous Pacific-proto Caribbean margin. Lithos, 120(3-4), pp. 407-420. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2010.08.026)

2009

Neill, I. and Stephens, W. E. (2009) The Cluanie granodiorite, NW Highlands of Scotland: a late Caledonian pluton of trondhjemitic affinity. Scottish Journal of Geology, 45(2), pp. 117-130. (doi: 10.1144/0036-9276/01-373)

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Articles

Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I. , Allen, M. B., Emami, M. H. and Shahraki Ghadimi, A. (2020) Distinct sources for high-K and adakitic magmatism in SE Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 196, 104355. (doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2020.104355)

Eskandari, A., Deevsalar, R., De Rosa, R., Shinjo, R., Donato, P. and Neill, I. (2020) Geochemical and isotopic constraints on the evolution of magma plumbing system at Damavand Volcano, N Iran. Lithos, 354-55, 105274. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2019.105274)

Meliksetian, K., Neill, I. , Barfod, D. , Milne, E., Waters, E., Navasardyan, G., Grigoryan, E., Olive, V., Odling, N. and Karakhanian, A. (2020) Pleistocene - Holocene volcanism at the Karkar geothermal prospect, Armenia. EarthArXiv, (doi: 10.31223/osf.io/x3tpg) (Submitted)

Yeganehfar, H., Deevsalar, R., Ahadnejad, V., Shinjo, R. and Neill, I. (2019) Biotite compositional variations – a physicochemical approach to investigate crustal involvement and ore potential in Middle Jurassic plutonic rocks from the Malayer-Boroujerd Plutonic complex, W Iran. Neues Jahrbuch fur Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 196(1), pp. 19-42. (doi: 10.1127/njma/2019/0131)

Deevsalar, R., Shinjo, R., Wang, K.-L., Yaganehfar, H. and Neill, I. (2018) Gabbroic-dioritic dykes from the Sanadaj-Sirjan Zone: windows on Jurassic and Eocene geodynamic processes in the Zagros Orogen, western Iran. Journal of the Geological Society, 175(6), pp. 915-933. (doi: 10.1144/jgs2017-156)

Deevsalar, R., Shinjo, R., Liégeois, J. P., Valizadeh, M. V., Ahmadian, J., Yeganehfar, H. and Neill, I. (2018) Subduction-related mafic to felsic magmatism in the Malayer-Boroujerd plutonic complex, western Iran. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 111(1-2), pp. 269-293. (doi: 10.1007/s00015-017-0287-y)

Deevsalar, R., Shinjo, R., Ghaderi, M., Murata, M., Hoskin, P.W.O., Oshiro, S., Wang, K.-L., Lee, H. Y. and Neill, I. (2017) Mesozoic-Cenozoic mafic magmatism in Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone, Zagros Orogen (Western Iran): geochemical and isotopic inferences from Middle Jurassic and Late Eocene gabbros. Lithos, 284-85, pp. 588-607. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2017.05.009)

Zhange, J., Davidson, J.P., Humphreys, M.C.S., Macpherson, C.G. and Neill, I. (2015) Magmatic enclaves and andesitic lavas from Mt. Lamington, Papua New Guinea: Implications for recycling of earlier-fractionated minerals through magma recharge. Journal of Petrology, 56(11), pp. 2223-2256. (doi: 10.1093/petrology/egv071)

Hastie, A.R., Fitton, J.G., Mitchell, S.F., Neill, I. , Nowell, G.M. and Millar, I.L. (2015) Can fractional crystallization, mixing and assimilation processes be responsible for jamaican-type adakites? Implications for generating eoarchaean continental crust. Journal of Petrology, 56(7), pp. 1251-1284. (doi: 10.1093/petrology/egv029)

Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I. and Allen, M.B. (2015) Petrogenesis of OIB-like volcanic rocks in a continental collision zone: Late Cenozoic magmatism of eastern Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 106(1), pp. 19-33. (doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.02.027)

Neill, I. , Meliksetian, K., Allen, M. B., Navasardyan, G. and Kuiper, K. (2015) Petrogenesis of mafic collision zone magmatism: the Armenian sector of the Turkish-Iranian Plateau. Chemical Geology, 403, pp. 24-41. (doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.03.013)

Neill, I. , Kerr, A. C., Chamberlain, K. R., Schmitt, A. K., Urbani, F., Hastie, A. R., Pindell, J. L., Barry, T. L. and Millar, I. L. (2014) Vestiges of the proto-Caribbean seaway: origin of the San Souci Volcanic Group, Trinidad. Tectonophysics, 626, pp. 170-185. (doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.04.019)

Kaislaniemi, L., van Hunen, J., Allen, M. B. and Neill, I. (2014) Sublithospheric small-scale convection: a mechanism for collision zone magmatism. Geology, 42(4), pp. 291-294. (doi: 10.1130/G35193.1)

Neill, I. , Meliksetian, K., Allen, M.B., Navarsardyan, G. and Karapetyan, S. (2013) Pliocene–Quaternary volcanic rocks of NW Armenia: magmatism and lithospheric dynamics within an active orogenic plateau. Lithos, 180-18, pp. 200-215. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2013.05.005)

Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I. , Allen, M.B. and Ajdari, K. (2013) Small-volume melts of lithospheric mantle during continental collision: Late Cenozoic lavas of Mahabad, NW Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 74, pp. 37-49. (doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.06.002)

Neill, I. , Kerr, A. C., Hastie, A. R., Pindell, J. L. and Millar, I. L. (2013) The Albian-Turonian Island arc rocks of Tobago, West Indies: geochemistry, petrogenesis, and Caribbean plate tectonics. Journal of Petrology, 54(8), pp. 1607-1639. (doi: 10.1093/petrology/egt025)

Allen, M. B., Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I. , Emami, M. H. and Mcleod, C. L. (2013) Generation of arc and within-plate chemical signatures in collision zone magmatism: quaternary lavas from Kurdistan Province, Iran. Journal of Petrology, 54(5), pp. 887-911. (doi: 10.1093/petrology/egs090)

Hastie, A. R., Mitchell, S. F., Treloar, P. J., Kerr, A. C., Neill, I. and Barfod, D. N. (2013) Geochemical components in a Cretaceous island arc: The Th/La–(Ce/Ce*)Nd diagram and implications for subduction initiation in the inter-American region. Lithos, 162-63, pp. 57-69. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2012.12.001)

Neill, I. , Kerr, A. C., Hastie, A. R., Pindell, J. L., Millar, I. L. and Atkinson, N. (2012) Age and petrogenesis of the Lower Cretaceous North Coast Schist of Tobago, a fragment of the Proto–Greater Antilles Inter-American arc system. Journal of Geology, 120(4), pp. 367-384. (doi: 10.1086/665798)

Neill, I. , Kerr, A. C., Hastie, A. R., Stanek, K.-P. and Millar, I. L. (2011) Origin of the Aves Ridge and Dutch-Venezuelan Antilles: interaction of the Cretaceous 'Great Arc' and Caribbean-Colombian Oceanic Plateau? Journal of the Geological Society, 168(2), pp. 333-348. (doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-067)

Neill, I. , Gibbs, J. A., Hastie, A. R. and Kerr, A. C. (2010) Origin of the volcanic complexes of La Désirade, Lesser Antilles: implications for tectonic reconstruction of the Late Jurassic to Cretaceous Pacific-proto Caribbean margin. Lithos, 120(3-4), pp. 407-420. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2010.08.026)

Neill, I. and Stephens, W. E. (2009) The Cluanie granodiorite, NW Highlands of Scotland: a late Caledonian pluton of trondhjemitic affinity. Scottish Journal of Geology, 45(2), pp. 117-130. (doi: 10.1144/0036-9276/01-373)

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Grants

Co-I: Oil and Gas Innovation Centre, with Getech 2018: Predicting the presence of weathered fractured granite basement reservoirs. £71,000.

Co-I: National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (foreign collaborator) for fieldwork in 2016 and 2017: Archaeovolcanological and achaeoseismological studies in Armenia applying 14C, Ar-Ar and 3He isotope age estimates. €2500.

PI: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland Research Incentive Grant 2016: Fire and shaking in the South Caucasus: connecting geo-archaeology and hazards in Armenia. £7459.

PI: Geological Society of London Elspeth Matthews Fund 2016: Fire and Shaking in the South Caucasus: carbon dating Armenia's recent geological past. £1930.

Supervision

Selection of current students:

Mmapula Phesodi (Glasgow) - kimberlite genesis in Botswana - Eleanor Emory PhD scholarship.

Euan McIntosh (Glasgow) - mineralisation and tectonics in the Northern Highlands of Scotland.

Josh Brown (Durham) - geochemistry in the Lesser Antilles Island Arc - NERC IAPETUS PhD scholarship, co-supervisor.

Available supervision:

PhD: I participate each year in the NERC IAPETUS2 Doctoral Training Partnership, projects to be advertised in late autumn of each year on the IAPETUS website. Opportunity for 2021 entry: "Critical Metals and Deep Time" co-supervised with Kathryn Goodenough (BGS) and John MacDonald (Glasgow). Self- or state-funded PhD projects are also available to start at any time by discussion - contact me directly with your interests or ideas. Please note that any prospective student must arrange to have funds in place from a sponsor to cover analytical and other project expenses beyond tuition fees, typically £10,000 for a PhD project.

MSc by Research: Self-funded MSc by Research projects are available to start at any time by discussion - contact me directly with your interests or ideas. These are negotiable in terms of topic although they should focus largely on geochemistry, laser ablation and igneous systems. These projects cost 1 x year tuition fee but there will be an additional bench fee (~£1000-£2000) to cover research activities. Please check if there are any scholarship opportunities which may help reduce these costs.

Eilidh Milne (Glasgow), "The Great Glen Caledonian Igneous Suite", 2020.

Teaching

Level 3 Geology BSc

  • Igneous Geology: Geochemistry, Geochronology and Volcanology (2018-)
  • Metamorphic and Structural Geology (2020-)
  • Geological Synthesis and Application (2020-)
  • Co-leader, residential field course, Tenerife (since 2018)
  • Co-leader, residential field course, Oban (since 2015)
  • Co-leader, residential field course, Mull (since 2020)

Level 4 Geology BSc

  • Stratigraphy and Regional Tectonic Synthesis (2019-2020)
  • Independent Research Dissertation supervision (2020-)

MSc Earth Futures

  • Session on Critical Metals for a Sustainable Future

MSc courses in Geomatics and Water

  • Academic and Professional Skills, co-ordinator

Past

  • Level 1 Earth Science laboratories, minerals and resource geology
  • Level 2 Earth Science materials and igneous geology
  • Level 4 Earth Science Independent Laboratory Research Projects

Additional information

Quality Assurance/Learning and Teaching Enhancement Officer for Geographical and Earth Sciences (2019-)

Co-ordinator for 5th year integrated MSci in Geology or Environmental Geoscience (2020-)

Careers and Further Education co-ordinator for Level 4-5 Geology and Earth Science (2019-)

I also operate as an Advisor of Studies for a variety of students taking the BSc degree in Geology (2016-).

First aid trained

Mental health first aid-trained

Nominee for 'Best Thesis Supervisor' at the SRC Teaching Awards, 2017 and for 'Best Feedback', 2018

Member of the Editorial Board and frequent reviewer for Lithos

Google Scholar profile available at https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=uNqMLsoAAAAJ&hl=en