Research interests:

-The differentiation history of the Earth, and the generation of the atmosphere.

-Using cosmogenic isotopes to determine the pace of landscape change.

-Applying low temperature thermochronometers for constraints on the denundation history of the crust.

Career history:

Present: Professor of Isotope Geochemistry, SUERC

Active research projects:

Applying natural tracer technologies in the environmental monitoring of unconventional gas extraction. (PI: S Gilfillan, Edinburgh) NERC Oil and Gas, Knowledge Exchange. 2013-2015.

Fingerprinting captured CO2 using natural tracers: Determining CO2 fate and proving ownership. (PI: S Gilfillan, Edinburgh) EPSRC. 2013-2015.

A new approach to West Antarctic Ice Sheet evolution using blue-ice moraines on nunataks. (PI: D Sugden, Edinburgh) NERC. 2012-2015.

Reconstructing thermal and fluid alteration histories of planetary materials. GSA consortium. (PI: D Mark, SUERC) STFC.

A new approach to (U-Th)/He thermochronometry: exploiting the natural dispersion of single grain ages to obtain robust thermal history information. (PI: R Brown, Glasgow) NERC. 2012-2014.

Recent publications:

B Davidheiser-Kroll, F M Stuart, A J Boyce. (2014). Mantle heat drives hydrothermal fluids responsible for carbonate-hosted base metal deposits: Evidence from 3He/4He of ore fluids in Irish Pb-Zn mineralisation. Mineralium Deposita 49, 547-553. doi:10.1007/s00126-014-0516-5

A Abdel Wahab, F M Stuart, M A Abul Maaty, H Awad, A M Kafafy. (2014). The geology and geochronology of Al Wahbah maar crater, Harrat Kishb, Saudi Arabia. Quaternary Geochronology 21, 70-76. doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2013.01.008

M de Podesta, R Underwood, G Sutton, P Morantz, P Harris, D F Mark, F M Stuart, G Vargha, G Machin. (2013). A low-uncertainty measurement of the Boltzmann constant. Metrologia 50, 354-366. doi:10.1088/0026-1394/50/4/354

J P T Foeken, F M Stuart, D F Mark. (2012). Long-term low latitude cosmogenic 3He production rate determined from a 126 ka basalt from Fogo, Cape Verdes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 359, 14-25. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.10.005

F M Stuart, M Lee. (2012). Micrometeorites and extraterrestrial He in a ferromanganese crust from the Pacific Ocean. Chemical Geology 322, 209-214. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.07.002