Associate Professor of marine and polar biogeochemistry at SUSTech, Southern University of Science and Technology (Shenzhen, China). Prof. Hopwood completed a MSc in Chemistry at The University of Manchester (UK) followed by a PhD in Ocean and Earth Science at The University of Southampton (UK) and work as a postdoc at GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany).
His research focuses on how climate change affects the supply of micro-nutrients (such as iron, Fe) to the coastal ocean. By combining the results of research cruises, mesocosm experiments, and process studies, he aims to understand how the biogeochemistry of the ocean responds to change.
He has worked extensively in Greenland and Svalbard and now collaborates with researches at IDEAL, providing expertise in the collection and analysis of environmental samples for trace chemical analysis with a special interest in the role of ocean freshening as a driver of shifting biogeochemistry around the periphery of Antarctica.