Batzi Fischer
  • KY16 9AL

    United Kingdom

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Research overview

Currently, my particular interest is in early Earth geology and the geology and petrology of igneous and metamorphic rocks. I use and test the tools of a petrologist to contribute to our understanding of the evolution of Earth's crust (e.g. crustal growth and reworking) and secular changes in Earth history (e.g. when did plate tectonics start?).

Although analytical work and quantitative data are crucial for any natural science, I believe that fieldwork is indespensable and the foundation for Earth Science research. It allows us to put our petrological/geochemical measurements and findings into a geological context, and only then can we use them to understand how "Earth works".


  • since 2018 managing some of the geochemistry facilities at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and teaching on degree programmes offered at our School
  • PhD in Geology from the University of St Andrews
  • Diplom (M.Sc. equivalent) in Geology from the University of Mainz in Germany

Teaching activity

  • field courses at all levels
  • 1st year mineralogy
  • 5th year analytical methods (module coordinator)
  • supervision of BSc Geology, MGeol, and MSc dissertation
  • sample preparation for dissertation students

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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