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Dr Richard Brooker

Dr Richard Brooker

Dr Richard Brooker
B.Sc., Ph.D.(Manc.)

Manager of Experimental Petrology Research Laboratory

Area of research

Volatiles in Igneous Processes

Office G41
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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+44 (0) 117 954 5377


I currently have responsibility for the Experimental Petrology Facility and the MicroFTIR Laboratory and have been involved in developing new apparatus and analytical techniques within the BEEST group at Bristol. The majority of my research has been related to the behaviour of volatile components in igneous systems. This ranges from storage and release of volatiles during melting in the mantle, right through to explosive exsolution of gas at volcanic centers.


Various Postdoc positions in Arizona State University, Bristol, UCL and Tübingen

1987-1990 PhD Geology  (awarded 1995)                 University of Manchester

1981-1984 BSc (Hons) Geology (2i)                          University of Manchester


Established new mineralogy course for Continuing Education Program in 2004


  • Experimental Petrology and Volcanology
  • Volatiles in Magmas
  • Igneous petrology
  • Geochemistry
  • Volcanoes
  • Magmatism
  • Subduction zones
  • Destructive plate boundaries

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