Dr Martin Suttle

Dr Martin Suttle

Postdoctoral Researcher, STFC

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division
Publication list - Google Scholar
Researchgate profile

Summary

I am a Post-doc researcher at the Natural History Museum, London, employed under the project title: "The geological history of water-rich asteroids" – an STFC funded grant for research into the CO, CM, CY and CI carbonaceous chondrites. My current focus is the investigation of alteration conditions on primitive C-type asteroids using hydrothermal alteration experiments to simulate fluid-rock interactions.

In collaboration with the University of Pisa, I also work on giant fine-grained unmelted micrometeorites, derived from the Transantarctic Mountain micrometeorite collection. We use oxygen isotopes to investigate the parent bodies of ultra-hydrated particles. Their high water contents reveal new insights into the activity and diversity of early planetesimals.

Qualifications

Degrees

MSci Geology, Imperial College London, London, 2021 - 2021

PhD Planetary Sciences, Imperial College London, London, 2014 - 2018

Employment history

Academic

Post-Doc Research Associate, Universtia di Pisa, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Italy, 2018 - 2019

A2 Geology Teacher, Mander Portman Woodward, United Kingdom, 2014 - 2017

Publications

Di Vincenzo G, Folco L, Suttle MD, Brase L, Harvey RP (2021) Multi-collector 40Ar/39Ar dating of microtektites from Transantarctic Mountains (Antarctica): A definitive link with the Australasian tektite/microtektite strewn field. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 298 : 112 - 130. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2021.01.046

Suttle MD, King AJ, Schofield PF, Bates H, Russell SS (2021) The aqueous alteration of CM chondrites, a review. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 299 : 219 - 256. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2021.01.014

Suttle MD, Greshake A, King AJ, Schofield PF, Tomkins A, Russell SS (2021) The alteration history of the CY chondrites, investigated through analysis of a new member: Dhofar 1988. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 295 : 286 - 309. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2020.11.008

Suttle MD, Folco L, Genge MJ, Franchi IA, Campanale F, Mugnaioli E, Zhao X (2021) The aqueous alteration of GEMS-like amorphous silicate in a chondritic micrometeorite by Antarctic water. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 293 : 399 - 421. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2020.11.006

Soens B, Suttle MD, Maeda R, Vanhaecke F, Yamaguchi A, Van Ginneken M, Debaille V, Claeys P, Goderis S (2020) Evidence for the presence of chondrule‐ and CAI‐derived material in an isotopically anomalous Antarctic micrometeorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 55 (12) : 2703 - 2726. doi: 10.1111/maps.13599

Suttle MD, Folco L, Genge MJ, Russell SS (2020) Flying too close to the Sun – The viability of perihelion-induced aqueous alteration on periodic comets. Icarus, 351 : 113956 - 113956. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113956

Devillepoix HAR, Cupák M, Bland PA, Sansom EK, Towner MC, Howie RM, Hartig BAD, Jansen-Sturgeon T, Shober PM, Anderson SL, Benedix GK, Busan D, Sayers R, Jenniskens P, Albers J, Herd CDK, Hill PJA, Brown PG, Krzeminski Z, Osinski GR, Aoudjehane HC, Benkhaldoun Z, Jabiri A, Guennoun M, Barka A, Darhmaoui H, Daly L, Collins GS, McMullan S, Suttle MD, Ireland T, Bonning G, Baeza L, Alrefay TY, Horner J, Swindle TD, Hergenrother CW, Fries MD, Tomkins A, Langendam A, Rushmer T, O’Neill C, Janches D, Hormaechea JL, Shaw C, Young JS, Alexander M, Mardon AD, Tate JR (2020) A Global Fireball Observatory. Planetary and Space Science, 191 : 105036 - 105036. doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2020.105036

Suttle MD, Dionnet Z, Franchi I, Folco L, Gibson J, Greenwood RC, Rotundi A, King A, Russell SS (2020) Isotopic and textural analysis of giant unmelted micrometeorites – identification of new material from intensely altered 16O-poor water-rich asteroids. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 546 : 116444 - 116444. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116444

Genge MJ, Van Ginneken M, Suttle MD (2020) Micrometeorites: Insights into the flux, sources and atmospheric entry of extraterrestrial dust at Earth. Planetary and Space Science, 187 : 104900 - 104900. doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2020.104900

Dionnet Z, Suttle MD, Longobardo A, Rotundi A, Folco L, Della Corte V, King A (2020) X‐ray computed tomography: Morphological and porosity characterization of giant Antarctic micrometeorites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 55 (7) : 1581 - 1599. doi: 10.1111/maps.13533

Suttle MD, Folco L (2020) The Extraterrestrial Dust Flux: Size Distribution and Mass Contribution Estimates Inferred From the Transantarctic Mountains (TAM) Micrometeorite Collection. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 125 (2) : doi: 10.1029/2019je006241

Nava J, Suttle MD, Spiess R, Folco L, Najorka J, Carli C, Massironi M (2020) Hydrothermal activity on the CV parent body: New perspectives from the giant Transantarctic Mountains minimeteorite TAM 5.29. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 55 (1) : 164 - 183. doi: 10.1111/maps.13429

Suttle MD, Twegar K, Nava J, Spiess R, Spratt J, Campanale F, Folco L (2019) A unique CO-like micrometeorite hosting an exotic Al-Cu-Fe-bearing assemblage – close affinities with the Khatyrka meteorite. Scientific Reports, 9 (1) : doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-48937-0

Suttle MD, Genge MJ, Salge T, Lee MR, Folco L, Góral T, Russell SS, Lindgren P (2019) A microchondrule‐bearing micrometeorite and comparison with microchondrules in CM chondrites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 54 (6) : 1303 - 1324. doi: 10.1111/maps.13279

Suttle MD, Genge MJ, Folco L, Van Ginneken M, Lin Q, Russell SS, Najorka J (2019) The atmospheric entry of fine-grained micrometeorites: The role of volatile gases in heating and fragmentation. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 54 (3) : 503 - 520. doi: 10.1111/maps.13220

Suttle MD, Folco L, Genge MJ, Russell SS, Najorka J, van Ginneken M (2019) Intense aqueous alteration on C-type asteroids: Perspectives from giant fine-grained micrometeorites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 245 : 352 - 373. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2018.11.019

Genge MJ, van Ginneken M, Suttle MD, Harvey RP (2018) Accumulation mechanisms of micrometeorites in an ancient supraglacial moraine at Larkman Nunatak, Antarctica. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 53 (10) : 2051 - 2066. doi: 10.1111/maps.13107

Genge MJ, Davies B, Suttle MD, van Ginneken M, Tomkins AG (2017) The mineralogy and petrology of I-type cosmic spherules: Implications for their sources, origins and identification in sedimentary rocks. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 218 : 167 - 200. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.09.004

Suttle MD, Genge MJ (2017) Diagenetically altered fossil micrometeorites suggest cosmic dust is common in the geological record. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 476 : 132 - 142. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.07.052

Genge MJ, Suttle M, Van Ginneken M (2017) Thermal shock fragmentation of Mg silicates within scoriaceous micrometeorites reveal hydrated asteroidal sources. Geology, 45 (10) : 891 - 894. doi: 10.1130/g39426.1

Suttle MD, Genge MJ, Russell SS (2017) Shock fabrics in fine-grained micrometeorites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 52 (10) : 2258 - 2274. doi: 10.1111/maps.12927

Suttle MD, Genge MJ, Folco L, Russell SS (2017) The thermal decomposition of fine-grained micrometeorites, observations from mid-IR spectroscopy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 206 : 112 - 136. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.03.002

Genge MJ, Larsen J, Van Ginneken M, Suttle MD (2017) An urban collection of modern-day large micrometeorites: Evidence for variations in the extraterrestrial dust flux through the Quaternary. Geology, 45 (2) : 119 - 122. doi: 10.1130/g38352.1

Genge MJ, Suttle M, Van Ginneken M (2016) Olivine settling in cosmic spherules during atmospheric deceleration: An indicator of the orbital eccentricity of interplanetary dust. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (20) : 10,646 - 10,653. doi: 10.1002/2016gl070874

Brase LE, Harvey R, Folco L, Suttle MD, McIntosh EC, Day JMD, Corrigan CM (null) Microtektites and glassy cosmic spherules from new sites in the Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, doi: 10.1111/maps.13634

Introduction

Summary

I am a Post-doc researcher at the Natural History Museum, London, employed under the project title: "The geological history of water-rich asteroids" – an STFC funded grant for research into the CO, CM, CY and CI carbonaceous chondrites. My current focus is the investigation of alteration conditions on primitive C-type asteroids using hydrothermal alteration experiments to simulate fluid-rock interactions.

In collaboration with the University of Pisa, I also work on giant fine-grained unmelted micrometeorites, derived from the Transantarctic Mountain micrometeorite collection. We use oxygen isotopes to investigate the parent bodies of ultra-hydrated particles. Their high water contents reveal new insights into the activity and diversity of early planetesimals.

Qualifications

Degrees

MSci Geology, Imperial College London, London, 2021 - 2021

PhD Planetary Sciences, Imperial College London, London, 2014 - 2018

Employment history

Academic

Post-Doc Research Associate, Universtia di Pisa, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Italy, 2018 - 2019

A2 Geology Teacher, Mander Portman Woodward, United Kingdom, 2014 - 2017

Publications

Publications

Di Vincenzo G, Folco L, Suttle MD, Brase L, Harvey RP (2021) Multi-collector 40Ar/39Ar dating of microtektites from Transantarctic Mountains (Antarctica): A definitive link with the Australasian tektite/microtektite strewn field. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 298 : 112 - 130. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2021.01.046

Suttle MD, King AJ, Schofield PF, Bates H, Russell SS (2021) The aqueous alteration of CM chondrites, a review. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 299 : 219 - 256. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2021.01.014

Suttle MD, Greshake A, King AJ, Schofield PF, Tomkins A, Russell SS (2021) The alteration history of the CY chondrites, investigated through analysis of a new member: Dhofar 1988. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 295 : 286 - 309. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2020.11.008

Suttle MD, Folco L, Genge MJ, Franchi IA, Campanale F, Mugnaioli E, Zhao X (2021) The aqueous alteration of GEMS-like amorphous silicate in a chondritic micrometeorite by Antarctic water. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 293 : 399 - 421. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2020.11.006

Soens B, Suttle MD, Maeda R, Vanhaecke F, Yamaguchi A, Van Ginneken M, Debaille V, Claeys P, Goderis S (2020) Evidence for the presence of chondrule‐ and CAI‐derived material in an isotopically anomalous Antarctic micrometeorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 55 (12) : 2703 - 2726. doi: 10.1111/maps.13599

Suttle MD, Folco L, Genge MJ, Russell SS (2020) Flying too close to the Sun – The viability of perihelion-induced aqueous alteration on periodic comets. Icarus, 351 : 113956 - 113956. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113956

Devillepoix HAR, Cupák M, Bland PA, Sansom EK, Towner MC, Howie RM, Hartig BAD, Jansen-Sturgeon T, Shober PM, Anderson SL, Benedix GK, Busan D, Sayers R, Jenniskens P, Albers J, Herd CDK, Hill PJA, Brown PG, Krzeminski Z, Osinski GR, Aoudjehane HC, Benkhaldoun Z, Jabiri A, Guennoun M, Barka A, Darhmaoui H, Daly L, Collins GS, McMullan S, Suttle MD, Ireland T, Bonning G, Baeza L, Alrefay TY, Horner J, Swindle TD, Hergenrother CW, Fries MD, Tomkins A, Langendam A, Rushmer T, O’Neill C, Janches D, Hormaechea JL, Shaw C, Young JS, Alexander M, Mardon AD, Tate JR (2020) A Global Fireball Observatory. Planetary and Space Science, 191 : 105036 - 105036. doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2020.105036

Suttle MD, Dionnet Z, Franchi I, Folco L, Gibson J, Greenwood RC, Rotundi A, King A, Russell SS (2020) Isotopic and textural analysis of giant unmelted micrometeorites – identification of new material from intensely altered 16O-poor water-rich asteroids. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 546 : 116444 - 116444. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116444

Genge MJ, Van Ginneken M, Suttle MD (2020) Micrometeorites: Insights into the flux, sources and atmospheric entry of extraterrestrial dust at Earth. Planetary and Space Science, 187 : 104900 - 104900. doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2020.104900

Dionnet Z, Suttle MD, Longobardo A, Rotundi A, Folco L, Della Corte V, King A (2020) X‐ray computed tomography: Morphological and porosity characterization of giant Antarctic micrometeorites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 55 (7) : 1581 - 1599. doi: 10.1111/maps.13533

Suttle MD, Folco L (2020) The Extraterrestrial Dust Flux: Size Distribution and Mass Contribution Estimates Inferred From the Transantarctic Mountains (TAM) Micrometeorite Collection. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 125 (2) : doi: 10.1029/2019je006241

Nava J, Suttle MD, Spiess R, Folco L, Najorka J, Carli C, Massironi M (2020) Hydrothermal activity on the CV parent body: New perspectives from the giant Transantarctic Mountains minimeteorite TAM 5.29. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 55 (1) : 164 - 183. doi: 10.1111/maps.13429

Suttle MD, Twegar K, Nava J, Spiess R, Spratt J, Campanale F, Folco L (2019) A unique CO-like micrometeorite hosting an exotic Al-Cu-Fe-bearing assemblage – close affinities with the Khatyrka meteorite. Scientific Reports, 9 (1) : doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-48937-0

Suttle MD, Genge MJ, Salge T, Lee MR, Folco L, Góral T, Russell SS, Lindgren P (2019) A microchondrule‐bearing micrometeorite and comparison with microchondrules in CM chondrites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 54 (6) : 1303 - 1324. doi: 10.1111/maps.13279

Suttle MD, Genge MJ, Folco L, Van Ginneken M, Lin Q, Russell SS, Najorka J (2019) The atmospheric entry of fine-grained micrometeorites: The role of volatile gases in heating and fragmentation. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 54 (3) : 503 - 520. doi: 10.1111/maps.13220

Suttle MD, Folco L, Genge MJ, Russell SS, Najorka J, van Ginneken M (2019) Intense aqueous alteration on C-type asteroids: Perspectives from giant fine-grained micrometeorites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 245 : 352 - 373. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2018.11.019

Genge MJ, van Ginneken M, Suttle MD, Harvey RP (2018) Accumulation mechanisms of micrometeorites in an ancient supraglacial moraine at Larkman Nunatak, Antarctica. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 53 (10) : 2051 - 2066. doi: 10.1111/maps.13107

Genge MJ, Davies B, Suttle MD, van Ginneken M, Tomkins AG (2017) The mineralogy and petrology of I-type cosmic spherules: Implications for their sources, origins and identification in sedimentary rocks. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 218 : 167 - 200. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.09.004

Suttle MD, Genge MJ (2017) Diagenetically altered fossil micrometeorites suggest cosmic dust is common in the geological record. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 476 : 132 - 142. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.07.052

Genge MJ, Suttle M, Van Ginneken M (2017) Thermal shock fragmentation of Mg silicates within scoriaceous micrometeorites reveal hydrated asteroidal sources. Geology, 45 (10) : 891 - 894. doi: 10.1130/g39426.1

Suttle MD, Genge MJ, Russell SS (2017) Shock fabrics in fine-grained micrometeorites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 52 (10) : 2258 - 2274. doi: 10.1111/maps.12927

Suttle MD, Genge MJ, Folco L, Russell SS (2017) The thermal decomposition of fine-grained micrometeorites, observations from mid-IR spectroscopy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 206 : 112 - 136. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.03.002

Genge MJ, Larsen J, Van Ginneken M, Suttle MD (2017) An urban collection of modern-day large micrometeorites: Evidence for variations in the extraterrestrial dust flux through the Quaternary. Geology, 45 (2) : 119 - 122. doi: 10.1130/g38352.1

Genge MJ, Suttle M, Van Ginneken M (2016) Olivine settling in cosmic spherules during atmospheric deceleration: An indicator of the orbital eccentricity of interplanetary dust. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (20) : 10,646 - 10,653. doi: 10.1002/2016gl070874

Brase LE, Harvey R, Folco L, Suttle MD, McIntosh EC, Day JMD, Corrigan CM (null) Microtektites and glassy cosmic spherules from new sites in the Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, doi: 10.1111/maps.13634