Robert Raiswell is an emeritus professor of sedimentary geochemistry in the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. Rob’s research focuses on the cycling of iron and sulphur in Earth surface environments, past and present. His current research topics include the formation and bioavailability of iron nanoparticles in modern marine and glacial environments and the use of iron minerals to deduce the depositional environments in early Earth history. Outside research, Rob is a keen traveller and has recently trekked in the mountain regions of Nepal, Peru, Arctic Canada, Ecuador, Tanzania and Mongolia. His favourite research sites are in the Polar regions and especially Antarctica (he subscribes to the widely-held view that Antarctica is as much an untreatable disease as a location). He was elected Fellow of the European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society in 2010.
A list of Robert’s publications can be found here.
Geochemical Perspectives Letters latest articles
Chemical nature of the 3.4 Ga Strelley Pool microfossils
J. Alleon,†, S. Bernard, C. Le Guillou, O. Beyssac, K. Sugitani, F. Robert
Nitrogen isotope signatures of microfossils suggest aerobic metabolism 3.0 Gyr ago
F. Delarue, F. Robert, K. Sugitani, R. Tartèse, R. Duhamel, S. Derenne