Dr Claire Corkhill elected Vice President of Mineralogical Society

Dr Claire Corkhill, Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow, has been elected Vice President of the Mineralogical Society.

An active member of the Mineralogical Society for 10 years, Dr Corkhill's research focuses on geological disposal of radioactive waste. She obtained an MEarthSci in Geology and a PhD in Mineralogy and Geochemistry at the University of Manchester, working in the Mineral Physics and Chemistry research group before joining the University of Sheffield, as part of the NucleUS Immobilisation Laboratory.

An associate editor of the journal, Mineralogical Magazine, and Chair of the Applied and Environmental Mineralogy group, Dr Corkhill leads fellow members in promoting the study and research in mineralogy applied to ores and related industrial mineral materials; promoting conferences, and encouraging students through award bursaries.

Her role as Vice President will be for one term, and focus on advancing the knowledge of the science of mineralogy and its application to other subjects, including crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, environmental science and economic geology.