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Dr Charlie Oldman

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Professional biography

I am a recent PhD graduate from the Open University, funded by NERC through CENTA DTP.

My doctoral thesis is titled "The Formation and Age of leucogranitic Melt in the Garwhal Himalaya"

I previously studied geology at the University of Southampton, earning an Integrated Master's degree.

Research interests

For my PhD project, I studied leucogranites, migmatites and metapelites from the Garhwal Himalaya, India. I constrained the source, melt reactions and timescales of melting episodes of these upper Greater Himalayan Sequence rocks to build on our knowledge of mountain belt formation and mid-crustal metamorphic processes.

This involved detailed petrographic observation of samples collected during my fieldwork in the Himalaya in October 2018, coupled with EDS and LA-ICP-MS elemental data collected at the Open University, as well as analysis of O isotopes, U-Th-Pb, and trace elements in zircon separates.

My wider research interests include igneous and metamorphic petrology, geochemistry, geochronology, and orogenic processes.