School of Earth and Environmental Sciences


Hugo Moreira

  • Role Title: PhD Researcher
  • Address: School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Burnaby Building, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, PO1 3QL
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2257
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  • Department: School of Earth Sand Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


2015 – Present: PhD Researcher, University of Portsmouth;
2014 – 2015: MSc (Crustal Evolution and Natural Resources), Federal University of Ouro Preto – School of Mines;
2009 – 2014: 5-year BSc (Geology Engineering), Federal University of Ouro Preto – School of Mines.


I am a member of the Crustal Evolution Group at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences focusing my research in geochronology and geochemistry of various rocks and accessory minerals by Laser Ablation ICP-MS technique. I have studied the evolution of ancient cratons through Archean sedimentary basins applying U-Pb and Lu-Hf isotope systematics in detrital zircons. Currently, I am studying Palaeoprotorozoic granitoids and related supracrustal rocks of the Mineiro Belt, Brazil. This orogeny borders the São Francisco Craton and represents a peculiar evolution of the Earth’s continental crust. I am interested in the onset of the modern-style plate tectonics and the Archaean–Palaeoproterozoic geodynamics transition. Since my BSc, I am also a member of the Applied Isotope Group (A.I.R team) in Ouro Preto, Brazil.