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Miss Rachael Hamp

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Professional biography

2017 - Present: Astrobiology PhD student in the School of Physical Sciences studying 'carbon cycling in the subsurface envrionment of Enceladus'

2012-2016: MSci in chemsitry from the University of Bristol. Masters project specialising in atmospheric methan emissions. Undergraduate degree focused on physical and inorganic chemistry. 

Research interests

Icy Moons

  • Water-rock interactions on icy moons and the implaications of this on habitability. 
  • Geochemistry of subsurface oceans.

Atmospheric chemistry



Biosignatures in the solar system (2018-12-01)
Slade, David; Price, Alex; Hamp, Rachael and Ramkissoon, Nisha
The Biochemist, 40(6) (pp. 6-9)

A New Simulant to Represent The Silicate Interior of Enceladus (2019)
Hamp, Rachael; Ramkissoon, Nisha; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Schwenzer, Susanne and Pearson, Victoria
In : Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (18-22 Mar 2019, Houston, USA)

The Physio-Chemical Properties for the Interior of Enceladus (2018)
Hamp, R. E.; Ramkissoon, N. K.; Olsson-Francis, K.; Schwenzer, S. P. and Pearson, V. K.
In : 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (19-23 Mar 2018, The Woodlands, Houston, Texas, USA)

Modelling the Rock-Water Interface on Enceladus (2018)
Hamp, Rachael; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Schwenzer, Susanne; Ramkissoon, Nisha and Pearson, Victoria
In : European Planetary Science Congress 2018 (16-21 Sep 2018, Berlin, Germany)

Could there be life on Enceladus? (2020)
Hamp, Rachael
The Open University