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Research interests

I obtained a First Class (Hons) degree in Geology, I went on to complete a NERC funded PhD in three years, at the University of Southampton. The thesis is entitled ‘The Roles of Aqueous Fluids in Crustal Processes at the inter and intra-crystalline levels’. Several international publications were forth coming, and I moved onto to secure two prestigious NERC Research Fellowships based at the National Oceanography Centre at Southampton, during which time, I participated in the highly prestigious multi-national Ocean Drilling Programme. From these works I continue to publish in leading international journals on a variety of scientific topics, and have collaborative ties with The National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton.

Since arriving at Brighton I have enjoyed considerable grant success, as principal investigator with Research Council, EEEC, DTI and Industry. This has enabled me to diversify my research interests. In more recent years my interests have evolved somewhat from ‘classical geology’, applied geochemistry investigations into electrokinetics and more recently towards carbonate mineral paragenesis and most recently vibrational spectroscopy and in particular near-infrared spectroscopy in relation to inorganic minerals.

Supervisory Interests

I am interested in supervising post graduate research students in the following areas: near and mid infrared spectroscopy in Earth and planetary sciences, sulfate, phosphate and carbonate mineralogy

Education/Academic qualification

University of Brighton

PhD, University of Southampton

Bachelor, University of Greenwich

External positions

Fellow Geological Society of London

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contaminated land Earth & Environmental Sciences
silcrete Earth & Environmental Sciences
carbonate Earth & Environmental Sciences
sediment Earth & Environmental Sciences
iron Earth & Environmental Sciences
saltmarsh Earth & Environmental Sciences
calcite Earth & Environmental Sciences
laser Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2018

The near-infrared spectra of the alkali carbonates

Hopkinson, L., Rutt, K. & Kristova, P., 11 Apr 2018, In : Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy. 200, p. 143-149

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Infrared radiation
Frequency bands

The near-infrared (NIR) spectra of powdered calcite in the 3 to 121μm mode particle size range

Hopkinson, L., Kristova, P. & Rutt, K., 6 Apr 2017, In : Vibrational Spectroscopy. 90, p. 69-73 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
near infrared
particle size
behavioral response

Crystal chemical correlations between the mid and near-infrared in carbonate minerals

Hopkinson, L. & Rutt, K., 8 Mar 2016, In : Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular And Biomolecular Spectroscopy. 162, p. 105-108 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
near infrared

Sourcing limestone masonry for restoration of historic buildings, a spectroscopic pilot study

Hopkinson, L., Rutt, K., Kristova, P., Blows, J. & Firth, C., 1 Jan 2015, In : Journal of Cultural Heritage. 16, 6, p. 822-830 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
historic building

The Effect of the Particle Size on the Fundamental Vibrations of the [CO32-] Anion in Calcite

Kristova, P., Hopkinson, L. & Rutt, K., 1 Jan 2015, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 119, 20, p. 4891-4897 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Calcium Carbonate
Particle size
Infrared spectroscopy
Grain refinement