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Dr Andy Rankin

Emeritus Professor of Applied Geology, Kingston University.

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Overview

Andy Rankin is professor of Applied Geology and Co-ordinator of Enterprise Activities in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing at Kingston University.

He has over thirty five years experience of applied geological, mineralogical and geochemical research, consultancy and CPD course development, with a focus on the characterisation, evaluation and development (including environmental impacts) of Earth's mineral and energy resources. These include base and precious metal deposits, gemstones, industrial minerals, geothermal energy resources and unconventional hydrocarbon resources.  

Prior to his appointment at Kingston University he was Reader in Applied Mineralogy and Head of the Fluid Process Research Group at the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London.  

He is a past president and trustee of the Mineralogical Association and past chair of the Committee of UK and Eire University Geoscience Departments. Currently, he is president of the Gemmological Association, an associate advisor for the Training Design Group of the British Council, and a member of the Scientific Advisory panel for C-Questor plc.

Qualifications

Year gained Subject
1991 C.Geo (Chartered Geologist)
1984 C.Eng (Chartered Engineer)
1973 PhD, Geology (Leicester)
1970 BSc, Chemistry with Geology (Leicester)

Career Highlights

Year Position held
2000 - Head, School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, Kingston University.
1991 - 2000 Head, School of Geological Sciences, Kingston University.
1991 - Professor of Applied Geology, Kingston University.
1989 - 1991 Reader in Applied Mineralogy, Imperial College.
1973 - 1989 Lecturer in Mining Geology, Imperial College.
1970 - 1973 NERC Research Student, University of Leicester.

Research

Some 100 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and conference proceedings.  

Professional Body Membership

Geological Society of London (Fellow)

Mineralogical Society of GB and Ireland (Fellow)

Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining (Member)

Society of Economic Geologists (Member)

Gemmological Association (Member)

 

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