Mr Sam Hughes

Lecturer in Surveying and Geology / Part-Time Postgraduate Research Student

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What I do at CSM - Associate Lecturer (E&S)

My role at CSM as an associate lecturer (education and scholarship) includes teaching and supervision on a variety of our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes within the disciplines of surveying and geology.  I also provide project supervision with a SW England theme, and I am an academic tutor for undergraduate geology students.  More info.

What I do at CSM - Postgraduate Research

I am also a postgraduate research student, working towards a PhD in earth resources.  My research focus is on understanding tectonomagmatic controls on granite pluton construction and the processes leading to the magmatic-hydrothermal transition.  My research area is in west Cornwall, focusing on the Land's End Granite. More info.

Research Interests

  • Magmatic evolution of granite systems, and the transition from magmatic to hydrothermal processes leading to the formation of magmatic-hydrothermal ore deposits
  • Structural controls on pluton construction and the role of regional tectonics
  • Variscan and post-Variscan tectonic evolution of SW England
  • Devonian / Carboniferous basin development in SW England
  • Historical and contemporaneous mining in Cornwall and west Devon

Biography

2009 to present: PhD in Earth Resources, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.
2009 to present: Lecturer (Education & Scholarship), Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.
2009 to 2010: Surveyor, Kemp Engineering and Surveying.
2005 to 2008 – BSc Applied Geology, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.

Industrial Associations / Membership of Professional Bodies

Publications

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Other Academic Activities

  • Outreach
  • Geological Society of London South West Regional Group (SWRG)
  • The Ussher Society
  • Marine Learning Alliance

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