I am a petrologist with an keen interest in high-temperature crustal processes. My research combines field and petrographic techniques with phase-equilibrium modelling to better understand crustal evolution. I recently moved to Simon Fraser University, where I am building a research group that combines elements of igneous and metamorphic petrology with microstructural analysis to study deep crustal processes (i.e., melting, crystallisation, and plastic deformation). Prior to SFU, I held a Royal Commission of 1851 Research Fellowship at Cambridge, where I studied the crystallisation dynamics and microstructure of granite. This work originated from my past experience with high-temperature metamorphism and crustal melting that I gained throughout my PhD at Oxford, and while working as a researcher at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.
Will started as a PhD student at SFU in 2019 after graduating from Oxford University with a masters in Earth Sciences. Will's current research is situated in the Kluane Basin, Yukon, where he employs multiple field, lab and computational techniques to understand the Jurassic-Cretaceous evolution of the northern Cordillera. Will is also interested in the exhumation of the Western Gneiss Complex in Norway.