Dr Sarah Crowther is a Research Fellow in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester.
Sarah did her DPhil in Chemistry at the University of Oxford, and then changed track slightly to pursue research in planetary science as a member of the Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry Group at the University of Manchester. Her research looks at the evolution of the early Solar System through laboratory-based chemical analysis of extra-terrestrial materials. A large part of her research focuses on age-dating meteorites, to unravel the thermal and impact histories of their parent asteroids. She is a member of the international Science Team that analyses samples returned by NASA’s Genesis mission, and produced the first multi-isotope identification and analysis of xenon in the present-day solar wind.
She is involved with international teams analysing samples from the Apollo missions, NASA’s Stardust mission and the Japanese Hayabusa mission.