Prof Dr Martyn R. Drury
Department of Earth Sciences
3508 TA Utrecht
Phone (+31) 030-253 5108
Messages (+31) 030-253 5111
Fax (+31) 030-253 7725
Office: W 208
My interests in Earth Sciences range across the fields of nano-geosciences, structural geology and metamorphic petrology with links to geophysics, geochemistry and material sciences. The central theme of my research is the application of advanced electron microscopy, experiments and field studies to investigate deformation, metamorphic and magmatic processes in the crust and upper mantle.
The main focus of my current research is on nano-structures and electron microscopy concentrating on electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD)-SEM and Focused Ion beam-SEM.
EBSD in a scanning electron microscope allows the crystallographic orientation of small grains to be measured precisely. We use EBSD to investigate the microstructural and crystallographic signatures of deformation, recrystallization and reaction processes in rocks and polar ice sheets.
We are developing the new technique of FIB-SEM tomography to study the three dimensional structure of geo-materials at the nano-scale. This method can be used to study the porosity and permeability of fluids (water, oil and melts) in rocks and the connectivity of nano-pore and reactive-fracture networks. The FIB-SEM is also being applied to studies of crystal growth of natural and synthetic minerals, We have recently studied diamonds from the continental lithosphere and synthetic zeolites, which are important in petrochemicals industries.
Year 2: Metamorphic Geology.
Year 2: Field course in structural geology, metamorphic geology and tectonics.
Year 4: Structural Analysis of deformed rocks.
Year 4: Petrogenesis of metamorphic rocks.