Dr Robert Steele

Dr Robert Steele

Independent Research Officer

Researcher profile

Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 3849
Email
rcjs@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Teaching

ES5031 Analytical Sciences, Module Coordinator

ES5050 Earth's Greatest Hits

ES5014 The Chemistry of the Solar System

Research areas

My main scientific focus concerns understanding the processes by which solar systems and planets form. Primarily, I develop new analytical techniques to measure elemental and isotopic compositions in terrestrial samples, meteorites and their components. I examine the processing of presolar material in the early Solar System on its journey to become the planets and asteroids we know today.

PhD supervision

  • Molly Trudgill
  • Laura Crick

Selected publications

  • Open access

    The Winchcombe meteorite, a unique and pristine witness from the outer solar system

    King, A. J., Daly, L., Rowe, J., Joy, K. H., Greenwood, R. C., Devillepoix, H. A. R., Suttle, M. D., Chan, Q. H. S., Russell, S. S., Bates, H. C., Bryson, J. F. J., Clay, P. L., Vida, D., Lee, M. R., O'Brien, Á., Hallis, L. J., Stephen, N. R., Tartèse, R., Sansom, E. K., Towner, M. C., Cupak, M., Shober, P. M., Bland, P. A., Findlay, R., Franchi, I. A., Verchovsky, A. B., Abernethy, F. A. J., Grady, M. M., Floyd, C. J., Van Ginneken, M., Bridges, J., Hicks, L. J., Jones, R. H., Mitchell, J. T., Genge, M. J., Jenkins, L., Martin, P-E., Sephton, M. A., Watson, J. S., Salge, T., Shirley, K. A., Curtis, R. J., Warren, T. J., Bowles, N. E., Stuart, F. M., Di Nicola, L., Györe, D., Boyce, A. J., Shaw, K. M. M., Elliott, T., Steele, R. C. J., Povinec, P., Laubenstein, M., Sanderson, D., Cresswell, A., Jull, A. J. T., Sýkora, I., Sridhar, S., Harrison, R. J., Willcocks, F. M., Harrison, C. S., Hallatt, D., Wozniakiewicz, P. J., Burchell, M. J., Alesbrook, L. S., Dignam, A., Almeida, N. V., Smith, C. L., Clark, B., Humphreys-Williams, E. R., Schofield, P. F., Cornwell, L. T., Spathis, V., Morgan, G. H., Perkins, M. J., Kacerek, R., Campbell-Burns, P., Colas, F., Zanda, B., Vernazza, P., Bouley, S., Jeanne, S., Hankey, M., Collins, G. S., Young, J. S., Shaw, C., Horak, J., Jones, D., James, N., Bosley, S., Shuttleworth, A., Dickinson, P., McMullan, I., Robson, D., Smedley, A. R. D., Stanley, B., Bassom, R., McIntyre, M., Suttle, A. A., Fleet, R., Bastiaens, L., Ihász, M. B., McMullan, S., Boazman, S. J., Dickeson, Z. I., Grindrod, P. M., Pickersgill, A. E., Weir, C. J., Suttle, F. M., Farrelly, S., Spencer, I., Naqvi, S., Mayne, B., Skilton, D., Kirk, D., Mounsey, A., Mounsey, S. E., Mounsey, S., Godfrey, P., Bond, L., Bond, V., Wilcock, C., Wilcock, H. & Wilcock, R., 18 Nov 2022, In: Science Advances. 8, 46, 18 p., eabq3925.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    A copper isotope investigation of methane cycling in Late Archaean sediments

    Zavina-James, N. A. V., Zerkle, A. L., Steele, R. C. J., Warke, M. R., Izon, G. & Savage, P. S., 16 Jun 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Precambrian Research. In press, 10 p., 106267.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Elemental abundances of major elements in the solar wind as measured in Genesis targets and implications on solar wind fractionation

    Heber, V., McKeegan, K., Steele, R. C. J., Jurewicz, A., Rieck, K., Guan, Y., Wieler, R. & Burnett, D. S., 20 Jan 2021, In: Astrophysical Journal. 907, 1, 15.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    New insights into the ~74 ka Toba eruption from sulfur isotopes of polar ice cores

    Crick, L., Burke, A., Hutchison, W., Kohno, M., Moore, K. A., Savarino, J., Doyle, E. A., Mahony, S., Kipfstuhl, S., Rae, J. W. B., Steele, R. C. J., Sparks, R. S. J. & Wolff, E. W., 18 Oct 2021, In: Climate of the Past. 17, 5, p. 2119–2137

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Nucleosynthetic heterogeneities in meteorites

    Steele, R. C. J., 2021, Encyclopedia of Geology . Alderton, D. & Elias, S. A. (eds.). 2nd ed. Elsevier Inc., p. 242-257

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Open access

    Matrix effects on the relative sensitivity factors for manganese and chromium during ion microprobe analysis of carbonate: implications for early Solar System chronology

    Steele, R. C. J., Heber, V. S. & McKeegan, K. D., 15 Mar 2017, In: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 201, p. 245-259 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    The Stubenberg meteorite—An LL6 chondrite fragmental breccia recovered soon after precise prediction of the strewn field

    Bischoff, A., Barrat, J-A., Bauer, K., Burkhardt, C., Busemann, H., Ebert, S., Gonsior, M., Hakenmüller, J., Haloda, J., Harries, D., Heinlein, D., Hiesinger, H., Hochleitner, R., Hoffmann, V., Kaliwoda, M., Laubenstein, M., Maden, C., Meier, M. M. M., Morlok, A., Pack, A., Ruf, A., Schmitt-Kopplin, P., Schönbächler, M., Steele, R. C. J., Spurný, P. & Wimmer, K., 2 Aug 2017, In: Meteoritics & Planetary Science. 52, 8, p. 1683-1703

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    The isotope geochemistry of Ni

    Elliott, T. & Steele, R. C. J., 1 Jan 2017, In: Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry. 82, 1, p. 511-542 31 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Titanium isotope source relations and the extent of mixing in the proto-Solar nebula examined by Independent Component Analysis

    Steele, R. C. J. & Boehnke, P., 25 Mar 2015, In: Astrophysical Journal. 802, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Statistical bias in isotope ratios

    Coath, C. D., Steele, R. C. J. & Lunnon, W. F., 1 Jan 2013, In: Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry . 28, 1, p. 52-58 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

 

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