Dr Matthew Horstwood

Dr Matthew Horstwood

Research Scientist

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3008

E-mail Dr Matthew Horstwood

ORCID: 0000000342008193


  • 2000 – ongoing : Plasma Ionisation Mass Spectrometry (PIMS) Facility Manager
  • 1998 –2000 : Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 PDRF at NIGL

Boards and committees

  • 2013 – ongoing : Editorial Board Member Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research

Key papers

  • 2018 : Doubling sensitivity in multicollector ICPMS using high-efficiency, rapid response Laser Ablation Technology G Craig, AJ Managh, C Stremtan, NS Lloyd, MSA Horstwood Analytical chemistry 90 (19), 11564-11571
  • 2018 : Small-volume Lu-Hf and U-Pb isotope determination of complex zircons by solution and laser ablation MC-ICP-MS AM Bauer, MSA Horstwood Chemical Geology 476, 85-99
  • 2016 : Advances in isotope ratio determination by LA–ICP–MS JD Woodhead, MSA Horstwood, JM Cottle Elements 12 (5), 317-322
  • 2016 : Horstwood, MSA, Košler, J, Gehrels, G, Jackson, SE, McLean, NM, Paton, C, Pearson, NJ, Sircombe, K, Sylvester, P, Vermeesch, P, Bowring, JF, Condon, DJ and Schoene, B. 2016. Community-Derived Standards for LA-ICP-MS U-(Th-)Pb Geochronology – Uncertainty Propagation, Age Interpretation and Data Reporting Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research doi: 10.1111/j.1751-908X.2016.00379.x

Professional association

  • Lead Co-ordinator Laser Ablation ICP-MS U-Th-Pb Network

Published outputs

Research interests

  • Archaean and Early Earth Geology and Geochemistry
  • Geochronology & Isotope Geochemistry
  • Mass spectrometry


  • Data handling, uncertainty estimation and quality assurance
  • LA-ICP-MS isotope geochemistry and U-Th-Pb geochronology
  • Technique development in (laser ablation-)mass spectrometry
See also
  • Google Scholar profile https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=_l4IabsAAAAJ&hl=en
  • ResearchGate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Matthew_Horstwood