Dr Mark Wildman
- Analytical Geochemistry & Geochronology Technician (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)
Applying quantitative dating techniques to understand Earth and environmental processes over geological timescales and enhancing the methodology underpinning these techniques. I have developed expertise in undertaking low temperature thermochronology, geomorphology and structural geology investigations within an academic and industry framework in a variety of geological settings, particularly passive margins and cratonic intracontinental domains.
Magnetic mineral separation
Heavy liquid mineral separation
Mounting, grinding and polishing sample preparation
Isotope spiking and acid dissolution sample preparation
Acid etching of minerals
Noble gas vacuum-extraction.
Mass Spectrometry: Quadrupole MS, isotope dilution ICP-MS, laser ablation ICP-MS).
Fission Track analysis
2016 – 2019: Marie Curie Individual European Fellowship (Université de Rennes 1)
2011 – 2015: Natural Environmental Research Council: PhD studentship (University of Glasgow).
Thesis title: “Reassessing the structural and geomorphic evolution of a ‘classic’ Atlantic type passive margin: an integrated study of the Namaqualand sector of the South African margin.”