Dr Queenie Hoi Shan Chan

Queenie Hoi Shan Chan

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

ResearchGate - Click here

ORCID - Click here

LinkedIn - Click here



Phone: +44 1784 443896

Office location: Queens Building - QB222B

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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