Alexander Brasier

Lecturer in Geology, University of Aberdeen

I was appointed as a Lecturer in Geology at the University of Aberdeen in 2014, following previous academic positions at VU University Amsterdam, the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre / University of Glasgow, and a PhD from the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (2007). In 2017 I helped establish the Aberdeen Centre for Electron Microscopy, Analysis and Characterisation ( which I now lead.

My current research interests can be divided into two broad themes: modern terrestrial and particularly ‘microbial’ carbonate rocks, and ‘deep time’ sedimentary environments and Earth evolution. These studies take me to explore rocks of all ages, from sediments formed in Earth’s oceans two billion years ago, to rocks that are actively forming in modern streams and lakes.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Geology, University of Aberdeen