Organic Chemistry, Astrobiology, Geochemistry, Petrology, Meteoritics and Planetary Science
BSc – Physics with Astrophysics, First Class Honours, University of Leicester (Graduated 2014).
PGCE Science (Physics) University of Buckingham (2016). Taught High School Physics 2016-2017.
Current Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Glasgow, teaching undergraduate Earth Science and Geography.
Active research projects:
Macromolecular carbon in martian meteorites. Using in-situ analyses such as microscopy, spectroscopy and synchotron techniques to detect and characterise complex organics in martian meteorites. In addition, perform hydrogen pyrolysis and GC-MS to carry out bulk analyses and gain a further insight into structure and thus possible origin of martian organic material.
O’Brien, A.C., Hallis, L., Steele, A., Daly, L. and Lee, M.R. (2018) Complex organics and elemental sulfur in Northwest Africa 8159: Martian or extra-Martian? 81st Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Moscow, Russia, 22-27 Jul 2018. (Unpublished)
O’Brien, A.C., Hallis, L.J., Steele, A. and Lee, M.R. (2018) Reduced Macromolecular Carbon and Elemental Sulfur in Northwest Africa 8159: Implications for Oxygen Fugacity of the Martian Mantle. 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018, The Woodlands, Texas, 19-23 March 2018.