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Dr. Ian B. Butler BSc,PhD


Senior Research Fellow in Experimental Geosciences

Room: 105
Address: Grant Institute, The King's Buildings, James Hutton Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FE
Phone: +44 (0) 131 650 5885
Research Institute: Earth and Planetary Science
Research Groups: Porous Media Earth System Science: Crust to Core Edinburgh Earth Resources Observation and Imaging Geobiology and Geochemistry
Research Interests: I'm an experimental geoscientist and geochemist interested in the application of laboratory techniques and experiments to understand geological and geochemical processes. The majority of my research has focused on the kinetics and mechanism of geochemical processes in low temperature and hydrothermal environments and particularly processes in anoxic sulfidic environments where the geochemistry of metals is controlled by their interactions with sulfide. I also have an interest in processes associated with metalliferous mineralisation in hydrothermal environments at mid-ocean ridges. In addition to geochemical studies I make use of x-ray microtomography for visualisation and quantification of processes within geological media, in particular investigations of flow and reaction of fluids within porous media.
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