Welcome to my Homepage!

My name is David Hilton and I am an Isotope Geochemist at the Geosciences Research Division of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California.

You can find out what exactly an Isotope Geochemist does by following the links on the left hand side of this page. For example, you can find out about the courses that I teach, my research interests and publications, the lab where I work, where I do my fieldwork (and much more). I hope you find the pages informative and interesting!

If you have any comments/questions about my homepage and/or are interested in learning more about the kind of work that I do, I'd be very pleased to hear from you.

Position: Professor of Geochemistry

Research Interests:

  • Noble gas geochemistry of mantle-derived rocks and fluids
  • Volatile mass balance of subduction zones
  • Stable isotope-noble gas isotope and relative abundance relationships in oceanic basalts
  • Hydrogeological applications of noble gases


  • B.S., University of Liverpool, U.K.
  • M.S., University of London, U.K.
  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge, U.K.