I am a petrologist with a keen interest in high-temperature crustal processes and the evolution of planetary lithosphere. My research combines field and electron-beam microscopy techniques with phase-equilibrium modelling to better understand crustal evolution. In January 2021 I moved to the University of British Columbia – Okanagan, 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 UBC, I was an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University (2017-2020) and I held a Royal Commission of 1851 Research Fellowship at Cambridge (2016-2017). My interest in high-temperature crustal processes originated during my PhD at Oxford, where I studied crustal melting in the Himalaya.
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.