UCL Earth Sciences


New Staff Introduction

15 May 2024

Greetings to the newest additions to our professional services team: Finn, Joseph, Medhi, Judie, Emma, Mark and Imogen. We are thrilled to welcome you to our department!

Professional Service Team - new starters

Image: From left - Finn Noyes, Joseph Paine, Medhi Zahir, Judie Brown, Dr Emma Humphrey-Williams, Mark Stanley and Imogen Dyer.

Finn: To provide high quality mechanical engineering expertise in manufacturing and design support to the various research laboratories within the Department of Earth Sciences. This includes designing, developing and manufacturing complex novel scientific equipment as well as repair and maintenance to equipment for research and teaching.
Joe: To provide practical technical support to laboratory teaching and to facilitate the effective and efficient day to day running of the Teaching Laboratories and related spaces within UCL Earth Sciences and work closely with undergraduate students, laboratory demonstrators and academic staff, providing support as required.

Mehdi: To provide control engineering and electronic support to the various research laboratories in the rock, ice and mineral physics laboratories, which includes designing, developing and manufacturing control systems for complex novel scientific equipment as well as repair and maintenance of equipment for research and teaching.
 Julie:  Senior Technician in Stable-isotope geochemistry and Laboratory Manager of the Bloomsbury Environmental Isotope Facility (BEIF) is responsible primarily for running and maintaining (1) the Nu Perspective IS for analysis of small carbonates and ‘clumped’ isotopes and (2) GasBench linked to the ThermoDelta V for the analysis of carbonates, as well as ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of BEIF under the direction of the BEIF steering Group.

Emma: To manage the Geochemistry facilities within the department, be responsible for the safe operation of the facility, supervising technical staff and providing technical expertise in a wide range of analytical applications. As Departmental Safety officer have oversight of the departmental safety arrangements, monitor and update all safety procedures and documentation according to current legislation.  Be the focal point for all Health & Safety issues and disseminate information regarding UCL safety management processes.

Mark: To provide technical support to the Geochemistry related laboratories, including  the use of various analytical equipment including SEM and LA-ICP-MS. The role also involves safety management processes, inductions for users, safe storage of material, equipment, and waste disposal, managing stocks, purchasing equipment and consumables, arranging maintenance, and repairing of equipment.
Imogen: To provide administration to the department’s teaching programmes. To provide support for all matters relating to the teaching and learning activities of students from enquiry to completion, incorporating supporting committees and processes relating to assessment, student and course records.