Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Holly Hourston

Department / group: School of Geographical & Earth Sciences
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Research interests:

Organic geochemistry of meteorites and Martian landscapes, particularly in the context of planetary formation. Other interests in astrobiology, observational cosmochemistry and sustainable space solutions in the space industry.

Career history:

2022-present: MSc Geology

2022-present: Lab demonstrator in Level One labs at the University of Glasgow, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences.

2017-2022: MSci Astronomy and Physics, University of Glasgow

2021-2022: President of the Glasgow University Women in STEM Society

2021: Attendee and poster presenter at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics 2021.

Active research projects:

Biogeochemistry of the Winchcombe meteorite CM1 clasts. Identifying organic molecules in the CM1-type clasts in the Winchcombe meteorite, compared with another CM1 meteorite, using gas-chromatography mass-spectrometry. Comparisons will also be drawn with those from the results of Imperial College London’s analysis of the Winchcombe meteorite when results become available.

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