Dr Geoffrey Bromiley

Lecturer in Experimental Geoscience and Earth Materials Science

School of GeoSciences

Research Interests 

My work adopts a cross-disciplinary approach, investigating large-scale planetary processes by studying the physics and chemistry of geomaterials.

This typically involves using large-volume, high-pressure apparatus to replicate conditions of planetary deep interiors, and analytical techniques such as in-situ diffraction and tomographic imaging, vibrational spectroscopy and various electron/ion beam methods. My research interests include constraining the processes of planetary differentiation in the early solar system, determining how volatiles are incorporated in planetary interiors and recycled through large-scale melting and tectonic processes, the role of plate tectonics in geochemical recycling within the Earth, and developing new techniques for visualising melt processes under extreme conditions.

Email Address 


School of GeoSciences, The University of Edinburgh, Grant Institute, Room 318, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JW, United Kingdom


+44 (0)131 650 8519


+44 (0)131 668 3184