Liam Hoare
Dr. Liam Hoare
Petrology and Geochemistry

Dr. Liam Hoare

Research Profile

My primary interests focus on the application of novel isotopic and petrologic tools to address questions pertaining to the formation and evolution of terrestrial planets and the solar system. I am particularly interested in the utilisation of stable isotopes to investigate the formation and evolution of magmas on the Earth, Moon and other terrestrial planets. I am integrating state-of-the-art Titanium (Ti) isotope analysis of rocks and their mineral constituents in combination with petrologic modelling to elucidate the mechanics and applications of Ti isotope fractionation in magmatic systems.


  • Marc-Alban Millet (University of Cardiff)
  • Martijn Klaver (University of Münster)

Recent Publications

Hoare, L., Klaver, M., Saji, N.S., Gillies, J., Parkinson, I.J., Lissenberg, C.J. and Millet, M.A., 2020. Melt chemistry and redox conditions control titanium isotope fractionation during magmatic differentiation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 282, pp.38-54.


2018 – 2021 PhD in Isotope Geochemistry, Cardiff University, UK Thesis: Mechanics and Applications of Titanium Isotope Fractionation in Terrestrial Magmas
Primary supervisors: Dr. Marc-Alban Millet and Dr. C. Johan Lissenberg

2017 Research Intern, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas, USA - A competitive 10-week internship program in planetary science research at the Lunar
and Planetary Institute and NASA's Johnson Space Centre. I worked on a project supervised by Dr. David Kring analysing the petrology and geochemistry the LL
chondrite meteorite, NWA 6813 to elucidate it's thermal and impact history. Utilized a combination of optical microscopy, SEM and EPMA. This research was then
presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) the following year as part of participation in this program.

2013 – 2017 MSci Geology with Study Abroad, University of Bristol, UK - First class honours Masters project: Investigating the Heterogeneous Magnesium Isotopic Composition of
Eucrites: Insights into Post-Magmatic Processes on the HED Parent Body Primary supervisors: Prof. Tim Elliott and Dr. Remco Hin

2015 – 2016 Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ, USA – Host institution during study abroad
Undergraduate research projects: Petrology of the CR2 chondrite NWA 801 (Supervisor: Prof. Juliane Gross). Semester long undergraduate research project
utilising optical microscopy and EPMA analysis of carbonaceous chondrite.