Coronavirus information and guidance

Interdisciplinary PhD students

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences actively participates, encourages and supports collaborative research. Below are a few of our interdisciplinary PhD students who work across the University.

Alexander Chaudhri

PhD Earth and Environmental Sciences student

Alex joined us in September 2019 and is supervised by Dr Michael Byrne, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Dr Richard Scott, School of Mathematics and Statistics.

Filippo Formoso

PhD Earth and Environmental Sciences student

Filippo joined us in September 2018 and is supervised by Dr Sami Mikhail, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Prof Sharon Ashbrook, School of Chemistry.

phd earth and environmental sciences student

Oliver Herbort

PhD Astronomy and Astrophysics student

Oliver joined us in September 2018 and is supervised by Dr Peter Woitke, School of Physics and Astronomy and Dr Aubrey Zerkle, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Oliver is investigating the atmospheres of rocky exoplanets by linking geology and atmospherical physics. Special focus lies on the effect of variations of elemental composition. This includes atmospheric properties, such as cloud formation, as well as crust properties, such as the stability of liquid water.

phd physics and astronomy student

Patrick Barth

PhD Astronomy and Astrophysics student

Patrick joined us in September 2019 and is supervised by Dr Christiane Helling, School of Physics and Astronomy and Dr Eva Stueeken, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Patrick is working on the effect of lighting on the atmospheric chemistry of Earth and other planets and investigating its impact on the origin of life. This includes Miller-Urey like sparking experiments and simulations of chemical processes in planetary atmospheres.

phd astronomy and astrophysics student