Ms Natasha Almeida

Ms Natasha Almeida

PhD Student and Curatorial Assistant, Meteorites

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division
Phone: 02079425628 5628
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Mineralogy Collections

Christopher MillerHelena TomanMichael Rumsey, Natasha Almeida, Robin HansenStephen Stukins

Summary

My research focuses on the use of micro-computed tomography in the study of extraterrestrial material, including a variety of meteorites, as well as NASA Apollo samples. I am interested in how this non-destructive technique can be applied to provide new insights into the processes of the early Solar System through 3D imaging in conjunction with scanning electron microscopy and other techniques. I also assist in the curation of the meteorite collection by facilitating loans, supporting visitors, answering enquiries and representing the Museum through public engagement.

Qualifications

Degrees

MA Museum Studies, University College London, United Kingdom, 2011 - 2012

MSci Planetary Science, University College London, United Kingdom, 2004 - 2008

Publications

Almeida NV, Smith CL, Sykes D, Downes H, Ahmed F, Russell SS (2014) FINDING "PEBBLES" IN BARWELL WITH X-RAY MICRO-COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (mu CT). METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE 49 : A15 - A15.

Almeida NV, Smith CL, Sykes D, Downes H, Ahmed F, Russell SS (2014) LOCATING POROSITY IN CHONDRITES WITH X-RAY MICRO-COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (mu CT). METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE 49 : A16 - A16.

Introduction

Summary

My research focuses on the use of micro-computed tomography in the study of extraterrestrial material, including a variety of meteorites, as well as NASA Apollo samples. I am interested in how this non-destructive technique can be applied to provide new insights into the processes of the early Solar System through 3D imaging in conjunction with scanning electron microscopy and other techniques. I also assist in the curation of the meteorite collection by facilitating loans, supporting visitors, answering enquiries and representing the Museum through public engagement.

Qualifications

Degrees

MA Museum Studies, University College London, United Kingdom, 2011 - 2012

MSci Planetary Science, University College London, United Kingdom, 2004 - 2008

Publications

Publications

Almeida NV, Smith CL, Sykes D, Downes H, Ahmed F, Russell SS (2014) FINDING "PEBBLES" IN BARWELL WITH X-RAY MICRO-COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (mu CT). METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE 49 : A15 - A15.

Almeida NV, Smith CL, Sykes D, Downes H, Ahmed F, Russell SS (2014) LOCATING POROSITY IN CHONDRITES WITH X-RAY MICRO-COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (mu CT). METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE 49 : A16 - A16.