Dr Joe Emmings

Dr Joe Emmings

PDRA in Decarbonisation (Geochemistry)

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3040

E-mail Dr Joe Emmings

ORCID: 0000000320840501

Biography

  • 2019 – ongoing : Honorary Research Fellow, University of Leicester
  • 2018 – ongoing : Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Decarbonisation (Geochemistry); formerly PDRA in Shale Gas and Geochemistry.
  • 2014 –2018 : PhD Studentship. NERC CENTA Doctoral Training Partnership. School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, University of Leicester and the British Geological Survey. Thesis title: Controls on UK Lower Namurian Shale Gas Prospectivity: Understanding the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Organic Matter in Siliciclastic Mudstones
  • 2012 –2014 : Staff Engineering Geologist, Fugro GeoConsulting.
  • 2011 –2012 : Laboratory Assistant, British Antarctic Survey.
  • 2008 –2012 : Master of Science (First Class Honours) in Geology. School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton.

Professional association

  • 2019 – ongoing : Young Earth Scientist (YES) network
  • 2016 – ongoing : American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
  • 2015 – ongoing : European Geosciences Union
  • 2015 – ongoing : International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS)
  • 2015 – ongoing : The Geological Society of London
  • 2015 – ongoing : The Mineralogical Society
  • 2014 – ongoing : British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG)

Blogs

Key papers

Awards

  • Invited speaker - From Geology to Machine Reading. New Perspectives on a UK Black Shale Giant. Doctoral Inaugural Lecture, University of Leicester, February 2020.
  • 2018 –2019 : NanoPrime pilot study at the Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC), University of Nottingham. This scheme is funded jointly by EPSRC and the University of Nottingham. Project title "Nano-scale imaging of ‘amorphous organic matter’ in the Mississippian Bowland Shale Formation".

Published outputs

Research interests

  • Decarbonisation and resource management
  • Public perceptions
  • Understanding the controls on redox-sensitive metal content and distribution in black shales
  • Metal mobility
  • Marine anoxia – controls and tipping points
  • Pathways of organic matter preservation and diagenesis
  • Big data techniques

Skills

  • Multidisciplinary
  • Data integration and analysis
  • Communication
  • R programming language
  • Reviewer for Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology (2017); Journal of Paleolimnology (2018); Sedimentology (2019); Climate of the Past (2019); Marine and Petroleum Geology (2019; 2020); GSA Bulletin (2020).