Will Osborne


PhD Student at The University of Leeds studying fluid-rock interaction in the deep oceanic crust.


2017-2021: Integrated Masters in Earth Science, University of Oxford.

Research Interests

Fluid-rock Interaction, Oceanic Crust, Hydrothermal Systems

Teaching interests

Field Courses, Metamorphic Petrology

Project Title

Fluid-rock interaction in the deepest part of the oceanic crust: Insights from the newly-drilled International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 399.


Dr Ivan Savov

Dr Andrew McCaig

Dr Samuele Agostini (IGG-CNR Pisa)

Project outline

I am currently working on International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 399 drill cores in exhumed mantle rocks at the Atlantis Massif on the Mid Atlantic Ridge. The project objectives are to characterize the life cycle of an oceanic core complex and the links among igneous, metamorphic, structural and fluid processes; accessing the chemical kitchen that preceded the appearance of life on Earth; and to characterize the deep biosphere and limits for life in the Atlantis Massif, in particular the impact of lithologic substrate, porosity, permeability, temperature, fluid chemistry, and reactive gradients.


LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/will-osborne-1a70311b8

University profile: https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see/pgr/12048/will-osborne

Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=grUDXoIAAAAJ&hl=en