School of Earth and Environment

Richard Walshaw Dr Richard Walshaw

Electron Optics Experimental Officer

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 32393
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Room: Holdsworth Building
PA details: Dr Richard Walshaw +44(0) 113 34 32393


I manage the School of Earth and Environment's Electron Optics Unit which comprises two SEMs and an EPMA and forms part of the Leeds Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy Centre (LEMAS). We offer access, training and support on a complimentary suite of EM equipment which includes: SEM, TEM, FIB, EPMA, EDS, WDS, EBSD, CL and EELS.

Before taking a post at the University of Leeds I was a mass spectrometer engineer.


PhD - Isotope Geochemistry of Irish Carbonate-Hosted Base Metal Deposts, University College Dublin

MSc - Geochemistry, University of Leeds

BSc - Applied Geology, University of Leicester


European Microbeam Analysis Society

JEOL UK EPMA User Group (Founder Member)

EM UK (Facility Manager's Group)

Research Interests

Application of SEM and EPMA to geological analysis.

Ore mineralogy.