Dr Will Hutchison

Dr Will Hutchison
Research Fellow


I am a geochemist working on the volatiles in the roof regions of magma chambers in Southern Greenland. I am an Aberdonian although my family moved to Trinidad for a few years when I was a boy. I have a first degree and a DPhil from Oxford and I have been a postdoc in Oxford since. I have studied volcanic and geothermal systems around the world and am passionate about integrating geophysical, geochemical and geological data sets to understand the fundamental processes that drive these systems, and how we can safely and sustainably develop the resources they offer. My DPhil focused on active peralkaline volcanoes in the East African Rift, and in particular the processes that take place at the interface between the magmatic and hydrothermal reservoirs. I'm now investigating the "fossilized" equivalents of these peralkaline systems in Greenland's Gardar Province as part of the HiTech AlkCarb consortium. The goal is to improve our understanding of volatile behaviour in the roof zones of peralkaline magma chambers, and hopefully draw parallels with the active volcanic systems I've studied previously.

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Mixing and crystal scavenging in the Main Ethiopian Rift revealed by trace element systematics in feldspars and glasses Fiona Iddon, Charlotte Jackson, William Hutchison, Karen Fontijn, David M. Pyle, Tamsin A. Mather, Gezahegn Yirgu, Marie Edmonds
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems vol.Early View
Causes of unrest at silicic calderas in the East African Rift: new constraints from InSAR and soil-gas chemistry at Aluto volcano, Ethiopia William Hutchison, Juliet Biggs, Tamsin A. Mather, David M. Pyle, Elias Lewi, Gezahegn Yirgu, Stefano Caliro, Giovanni Chiodini, Laura E. Clor, Tobias P. Fischer
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 2016 vol.17 pp.3008-3030
The eruptive history and magmatic evolution of Aluto volcano William Hutchison, David M. Pyle, Tamsin A. Mather, Gezahegn Yirgu, Juliet Biggs, Benjamin E. Cohen, Dan N. Barfod, Elias Lewi
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 2016 vol.328 pp.9-33

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Dr Will Hutchison
Irvine Building
University of St Andrews
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL

tel: 01334 464018
room: 426
email: wh39@st-andrews.ac.uk



School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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