Dr Jeremy Rushton

Senior Petrologist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3275

E-mail Dr Jeremy Rushton


  •  2007 – ongoing : Senior Petrologist, British Geological Survey
  •  1994 –2007 : Self-employed oil industry petrography consultant
  •  1990 : PhD University of Aberdeen, Geology: The Diagenetic Formation of Feldspars
  •  1989 –1994 : Petrographer and senior petrographer, Core Laboratories
  •  1985 : BSc (Hons) University of Reading, Geochemistry


  • Image analysis
  • Post-test petrography
  • Scanning electron microscope; use and development
  • Sedimentary petrography

Research interests

  • CCS
  • Nanoparticles:€“ use as gas pathway tracers
  • Petrography technique development
  • Porosity characterisation
  • Radioactive waste disposal
  • Sandstone diagenesis

Current projects and collaboration

Professional association

  • Fellow of Mineralogical Society

Published outputs

Key papers

ALEXANDER, W. R., MILODOWSKI, A. E., PITTY, A. F., HARDIE, S. M. L., KEMP, S. J., KORKEAKOSKI, P., RIGAS, M., RUSHTON, J. C., SELLIN, P., and TWEED, C. J. 2012. Reaction of bentonite in low-alkali cement leachates:an overview of the Cyprus natural analogue project (CNAP): Mineralogical Magazine, v. 76, no. 8, p. 3019-3022.

HARRINGTON, J. F., MILODOWSKI, A. E., GRAHAM, C. C., RUSHTON, J. C., and CUSS, R. J. 2012. Evidence for gas-induced pathways in clay using a nanoparticle injection technique.: Mineralogical Magazine, v. 76, no. 8, p. 3327-3336.

MONAGHAN, A., FORD, J., MILODOWSKI, A. E., MCINROY, D., PHARAOH, T., RUSHTON, J. C., BROWNE, M., COOPER, A., HULBERT, A., and NAPIER, B. 2012. New insights from 3D geological models at analogue CO2 storage sites in Lincolnshire and eastern Scotland, UK: Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, v. 59, no. 1, p. 53-76.