Oliver Shorttle



I am a University Lecturer at the University Cambridge, working jointly between the Institute of Astronomy and Department of Earth Sciences. My group studies the evolution and habitability of terrestrial planets in the solar system and around other stars.  We investigate chemical and dynamic processes occurring in planetary interiors, surfaces, and atmospheres through a combination of fieldwork, geochemical analysis, and theory.


Much of my academic life has been spent at The University of Cambridge, first as an undergraduate on the Natural Sciences Tripos, then as a PhD student in the Department of Earth Sciences and then as a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College. I have also worked at The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech where I was the Geology Option Postdoctoral Research Fellow. I also travelled to Japan as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow, working with colleagues in the Institute for the Study of the Earth’s Interior.

Descriptions of my research can be found on this site, along with with links to journal papers and conference abstracts. My Google scholar profile contains article metrics.

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