Lin Marvin

XRF and SEM Technician

School/Department: School of Geography Geology & The Environment

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 3817



I manage the school's XRF facility which includes a sample preparation laboratory and XRF machine room. I train and supervise academics postgraduates and undergraduates in XRF sample preparation and XRF theory. This includes the use of our portable XRF. I also operate maintain and supervise users on our Hitachi SEM and Phenom desktop SEM. I have over 30 years technical experience which also includes thin sectioning, ICP-OES, ICP-MS and maintaining teaching materials.

I have accompanied undergraduates on their studies on numerous field courses such as Swiss Alps, Devon and Cornwall Applied Geology and to the Welsh Basin.


MGEOL project work supervision

Some demonstration on field courses including Swiss Alps fieldtrip, Devon and Cornwall and Welsh Basin field courses.


2020 Royal Institute Christmas Lectures - show runner.

This was a 3 week placement funded by Gatsby Charitable Foundation and The Technician Commitment. I helped to make demos as part of the Ri team and I also worked on the filming of one of the lectures, placing demos in the lecture theatre ready for the presenter.


2019 BCA XRF conference

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