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Dr Oliver Lord

Dr Oliver Lord

Dr Oliver Lord
MSc, PhD

Royal Society University Research Fellow and Proleptic Lecturer

Area of research

Experimental Petrology of the Deep Earth and other planets

Office IC 2.15
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 4762

Research summary

Oliver studies the behaviour of matter at extreme conditions of pressure and temperature using a wide range of experimental techniques including micro-fabrication and laser-heated diamond anvil cell and large volume press experiments often in combination with various forms of X-ray analysis at Synchrotron user facilities (where he spends a lot of time), Raman spectroscopy, neutron diffraction and ab-initio computations. Oliver uses these techniques (and develops new ones) to try to better understand the interior structure and dynamics of the Earth and planets. He also enjoys collaborating with others to apply these capabilities to a range of problems that cut across ...

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Oliver is a Royal Society funded University Research Fellow and the head of the Petrology Group in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. He has been located in Bristol almost continuously since completing his PhD in Experimental Petrology in 2009, under Professor Mike Walter, first as a post-doctoral research assistant and then a NERC fellow, excepting a brief post-doctoral stint at the Department of Earth Sciences, UCL. Before then he studied Geology at what is now the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment at the University of Leicester ...

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