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Dr Duncan Muir

Dr Duncan Muir

Senior Electron Microbeam Specialist

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Email:
muird1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5059
Location:
0.16A, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

I run the Earth Sciences Electron Microbeam Facility and assist users with their scanning electron microscope (SEM) related research. I gained experience with electron microscopy through my research in igneous petrology studying magma systems beneath volcanoes in subduction zones.

Education and qualifications

  • 2013: PhD (Earth Sciences) University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
  • 2008: MSc (Earth Sciences) University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
  • 2004: BSc (Earh Sciences) University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Career overview

  • 2015 - present: Senior electron microbeam specialist, Cardiff University
  • 2006 - 2009: Engineering Geology and Geotechnical staff, Fugro Geoconsulting Ltd., Oxford, UK
  • 2005 - 2006: Exploration Geologist, Almaden Minerals Ltd., Vancouver, Canada

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Royal Microscopy Society

Academic positions

  • 2013 - 2015: Postdoctoral researcher, Uppsala University, Sweden

Committees and reviewing

  • Member of the Physical Sciences and Engineering Committee, Royal Microscopy Society

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2012

2011

  • Electron microscopy imaging and chemical analysis
  • Igneous petrology
  • Experimental petrology

Areas of expertise

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