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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.


The Formation and Age of Leucogranitic Melt in the Garhwal Himalaya (2023-06-28)
Oldman, Charlie James
PhD thesis The Open University