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Professor Julie Prytulak

Professor of Geochemistry

Professor of Geochemistry in the Department of Earth Sciences+44 (0) 191 33 42328


I am a geochemist with strong research interests in isotope geochemistry as a tool to address scientific questions from melt generation to surface environmental pollution. My research uses state of the art multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS) and thermal ionisation mass spectrometry (TIMS), supported by an extensive suite of clean labs for elemental separation in materials from rocks to soils to water.

2018 - Associate Professor, University of Durham

2011 - 2018: NERC Research Fellow, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London

2008 - 2011: PDRA, NERC Research Fellow, University of Oxford

2004 - 2008: PhD, University of Bristol

2002 - 2004: Master of Science, Washington State University, USA

1998 - 2002: B.Sc. Honors, Carleton University, Canada

I am actively recruiting postgraduate students under the broad themes of:

  • Subduction zone geochemistry
  • Metal Pollution identification and mitigation
  • Developement of isotopic tools for Earth systems

Specific projects are usually advertised in November for starting in October the following year. Projects could be funded through the IAPETUS2 DTP (, Durham Doctoral Scholarships, or other means.

Do not hesitate to get in touch at any time of year to discuss potential projects!

  • Lewis Robinson (Durham)
  • Gemma Brown (Durham)
  • Vicky Alcock (Oxford)

Esteem Indicators

  • 2000: Houtermans Award: European Association of Geochemistry Houtermans Award for exceptional contributions to geochemistry


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