Sam is a postdoctoral research scientist in igneous petrology at GEUS. His current focus is on mushy layer and dynamical processes in igneous systems. He has a background in numerical modelling of fluid dynamics, reactive instabilities and petrological processes, especially in basaltic and alkaline systems, although is taking a more traditional petrological approach to his postdoctoral project.
Sam holds a PhD and undergraduate degree in Earth Sciences, both from the University of Oxford. He has more than 36 weeks' field experience in the Arctic Canada, Greenland and Mongolia in remote camps, mapping, sampling, drilling and working alongside indigenous communities in a wide range of geological environments.
-Helicopter slinging operations (>12 hrs)
-Small boat work