Dr Natasha Almeida

Dr Natasha Almeida

Curation Assistant, Meteorites

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division
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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. As Meteorites Curator, I ensure responsible use of the meteorite collection by facilitating loans, hosting scientific visitors, supporting exhibitions, answering enquiries and representing the Museum through public engagement.

Qualifications

Degrees

Ph.D., Birkbeck College, London & Natural History Museum, London, 2013 - 2017

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

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

Publications

Krzesinska AM, Schofield PF, Smith CL, Salge T, Almeida NV, Russell SS (2017) VOLATILE METAL-BEARING PHASES ASSOCIATED WITH CUMULUS PIGEONITE IN CHASSIGNY - INDICATIONS FOR THE PETROGENESIS. METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE 52 : A184 - A184.

Krzesinska AM, Schofield PF, Smith CL, Salge T, Almeida NV, Russell SS (2017) Volatile Metal-bearing Phases Associated with Cumulus Pigeonite in Chasisgny – Indications for the Petrogenesis. 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Soceity, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (52) : Wiley : 6238 - 6238.

Almeida NV, Krzesinska AM, Smith CL, Downes H, Russell SS (2016) A Three-Dimensional Survey of Metal Grain Size Distribution in Ordinary Chondrites: Effects of Metamorphism. 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (51) : Meteoritical Society : 6230 - 6230.

Almeida NV, Smith CL, Sykes D, Downes H, Ahmed F, Russell SS (2015) QUANTIFYING THE DEFORMATION OF LEOVILLE CHONDRULES IN 3D: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE POST-ACCRETIONAL HISTORY OF THE CV3 PARENT BODY. METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE 50 :

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.

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.

Smith CL, Sykes D, Almeida N, Ahmed F (2013) X-RAY MICROTOMOGRAPHY OF MARTIAN METEORITES - CURRENT AND FUTURE RESEARCH/CURATION APPLICATIONS. METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE 48 : A321 - A321.

Almeida NV, Downes H, Smith CL, Greenwood RC, Hellmann JL, Kleine T, Franchi IA, Russell SS (2017) IGNEOUS INCLUSIONS IN THE BARWELL L6 CHONDRITE. METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE 52 : A3 - A3.

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. As Meteorites Curator, I ensure responsible use of the meteorite collection by facilitating loans, hosting scientific visitors, supporting exhibitions, answering enquiries and representing the Museum through public engagement.

Qualifications

Degrees

Ph.D., Birkbeck College, London & Natural History Museum, London, 2013 - 2017

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

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

Publications

Publications

Krzesinska AM, Schofield PF, Smith CL, Salge T, Almeida NV, Russell SS (2017) VOLATILE METAL-BEARING PHASES ASSOCIATED WITH CUMULUS PIGEONITE IN CHASSIGNY - INDICATIONS FOR THE PETROGENESIS. METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE 52 : A184 - A184.

Krzesinska AM, Schofield PF, Smith CL, Salge T, Almeida NV, Russell SS (2017) Volatile Metal-bearing Phases Associated with Cumulus Pigeonite in Chasisgny – Indications for the Petrogenesis. 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Soceity, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (52) : Wiley : 6238 - 6238.

Almeida NV, Krzesinska AM, Smith CL, Downes H, Russell SS (2016) A Three-Dimensional Survey of Metal Grain Size Distribution in Ordinary Chondrites: Effects of Metamorphism. 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteoritics and Planetary Science S1 (51) : Meteoritical Society : 6230 - 6230.

Almeida NV, Smith CL, Sykes D, Downes H, Ahmed F, Russell SS (2015) QUANTIFYING THE DEFORMATION OF LEOVILLE CHONDRULES IN 3D: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE POST-ACCRETIONAL HISTORY OF THE CV3 PARENT BODY. METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE 50 :

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.

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.

Smith CL, Sykes D, Almeida N, Ahmed F (2013) X-RAY MICROTOMOGRAPHY OF MARTIAN METEORITES - CURRENT AND FUTURE RESEARCH/CURATION APPLICATIONS. METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE 48 : A321 - A321.

Almeida NV, Downes H, Smith CL, Greenwood RC, Hellmann JL, Kleine T, Franchi IA, Russell SS (2017) IGNEOUS INCLUSIONS IN THE BARWELL L6 CHONDRITE. METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE 52 : A3 - A3.