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Edward Inglis

Dr Edward Inglis

Trace Element and Isotope Analysis Laboratory Manager

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

+44 29208 79469
Main Building, Room Office 2.26A, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT
Available for postgraduate supervision


I am responsible for the overall scientific management and operation of the trace element and isotope facility housed within the School of Earth and Environmental Science. This facility comprises 7 mass and atomic spectrometers, 2 laser ablation systems and a class 1000 clean laboratory suite, together designed for trace and ultra-trace elemental concentration and isotope ratio measurements. The facility supports cross university research interests involving the schools of Earth and Environmental Science, Bioscience, Pharmacy, Medicine and History, Archaeology and Religion.


As a geologist by training my background is in isotope ratio geochemistry applied to metamorphic and igneous processes. A significant portion of my career has focused on the development of new analytical protocols to address a range of geological problems. I am becoming increasingly interested in the use of inorganic mass spectrometry for novel applications, in the fields of biology, archaeology and medicine. 


2022 - Present: Trace Element and Isotope Facility Manager, School of Earth and Environmental Science, Cardiff University, UK

2017 - 2022: Postdoc with Cosmochemistry, Astrophysics, and Experimental Geophysics group at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France

2013 - 2017: Ph. D in Geology and Geochemistry at Durham University, UK

2009 - 2013: M. Sci in Geology at University of Southampton, UK


I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • Non traditional stable isotope geochemistry 
  • Metamorphic processes
  • Analytical development