School of Earth and Environment

Mark Holden Dr Mark Holden

Research Fellow

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Room: 10.127

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


My research is based on the control of crystal nucleation on surfaces. This involves studying a variety of materials nucleating under different conditions, such as from vapour, solution or melt. In particular, my work involves investigating ice nucleation on atmospherically important minerals such as feldspars. This collaborative project is between groups in the School of Earth and Environment (Murray group), School of Chemistry (Meldrum group) and School of Physics (Christenson and Burnell groups) at the University of Leeds.

Prior to this project, I worked in industry as a radiochemist at Amec Foster Wheeler. I completed my PhD in materials chemistry at the University of Manchester in 2012, studying the crystal growth of nanoporous materials.


MChem Chemistry (1st Class hon.), University of Manchester, 2008.

PhD Materials Chemistry, University of Manchester, 2012.