Adrian Finch’s Group joins the new Centre for Magnetic Resonance

Adrian Finch and his group have become a part of the St Andrews and Dundee Universities Centre for Magnetic Resonance, led by fellow mineralogist Professor Sharon Ashbrook. The Centre combines the knowledge of some of the world's leading experts in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) studying a variety of materials from …

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Dr Will Hutchison wins prestigious award

Congratulations to Dr Will Hutchison who was given the Willy Aspinall award from the UK Volcanic and Magmatic Studies group. The award is "made  to the lead author of an outstanding paper on applied volcanology within three years of being awarded a PhD at a university in the UK". Will Hutchison saw off stiff competition …

Anouk appears in Women in Science piece for the Daily Record

Anouk (Aka the 'human metal detector') was interviewed by the Daily Record for a piece about women in Scottish science. It was illustrated by some of her work from Greenland. She was identified as one of ten top female scientists in Scotland working on Earth and Environmental sciences in Scotland.

Unlocking where Rare Earths sit in mineral crystal structures

Anouk spent a week at the ANKA Light Source at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology in Germany to continue a series of synchrotron-based studies of eudialyte-hosted REE ores. This visit was part of an ongoing collaboration with Platon Gamaletsos at the Center for Electron Nanoscopy, DTU Denmark to study the micro/nano-scale distribution of REE and …

Inaugural Lecture 25th October 2017

Adrian gave his inaugural lecture to the University on the 25th October 2017 in School III, adjacent to St Leonard's Quadrangle. The audience included the Principal's Office of the University and the Principal herself. The note of thanks was given by Professor Douglas Philp, Dean of the Faculty of Science. https://earthsci.st-andrews.ac.uk/2017/10/17/inaugural-lecture-by-professor-adrian-finch-25th-oct-2017/ https://memos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2017/10/11/inaugural-lecture-by-professor-adrian-finch-25th-oct-2017/    

St Andrews team invited as keynote speakers to Brazilian conference on Rare Earths

Three speakers from my research group (Adrian Finch, Anouk Borst and Nicky Horsburgh) have been invited as keynote speakers to the "SOS RARE: Brazilian symposium on rare-earth elements" http://www.ifsc.usp.br/~emulabram/symposium.html to be held in early November in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The symposium will also involve field excursions to the carbonatite at Araxa (the world's largest Nb …