James W E Drewitt
BSc (Hons) PhD
Liquids under Extreme Conditions
I am a senior research associate in experimental petrology and mineral physics at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol. My research aims to improve our understanding of the structure and properties of liquids and glasses of geological interest under the extreme conditions (high pressure and/or temperature) experienced deep within planetary interiors by combining a range of state-of-the-art high-pressure and high-temperature experiments with first principles (ab initio) and classical molecular dynamics computer simulations.

My work includes atomic-scale measurements made using in situ synchrotron x-ray and neutron scattering techniques made at central user facilities around the world, including Diamond Light Source (UK), the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France), the Institut-Laue Langevin (France).