Queenie Hoi Shan Chan

Queenie Hoi Shan Chan


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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Meteorites
  • Planetary Science
  • Space Exploration Missions
  • Cosmochemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Origin of Life
  • Astrobiology

Research Opportunities - If you are interested in studying extra-terrestrial material and are considering a MSci/PhD (or just to gain some short-term research experiences), please feel free to discuss with me in person or via email.

Personal profile


  • Lecturer - Royal Holloway University of London, UK (2020-present)
  • Visiting Fellow - The Open University, UK (2020-present)
  • Postdoctoral Associate - The Open University, UK (2016-20)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - NASA Johnson Space Center, US (2013-16)
  • Nature Conservation Officer - Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), HK (2012-13)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan (2011-12)

Educational background

  • PhD in Planetary Science, Imperial College London (2008-11)
  • BSc in Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong (2005-08)


  • Fellow of NASA Postdoctoral Program
  • Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
  • Member of the Meteoritical Society
  • Member of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life (ISSOL)


Public Engagement and Media

News / articles (selected)


TV programme



RHUL ES Departmental Research Page - Click here

The Winchcombe Meteorite - Click here

ResearchGate - Click here

ORCID - Click here

LinkedIn - Click here



Phone: +44 1784 443896

Office location: Queens Building - QB279

Meteorites are invaluable materials for teaching and research at Royal Holloway.  If you are interested in considering a donation of meteorite samples, I would love to hear from you. Please contact me here.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Planetary Science, PhD, Imperial College London

Earth Sciences, BSc, The University of Hong Kong

External positions

Visiting Fellow, Open University

13 Jan 2020 → …


  • Space & planetary sciences
  • Geology
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Geochemistry


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