CCFS Postgraduates


From 2013, the honours program at Macquarie University was replaced by a two-year Masters of Research (MRes) combining advanced coursework with research training to better prepare research students for further postgraduate study. The MRes aligns Macquarie’s HDR program with those of many international universities and allows for a smoother transition into international postgraduate programs. From 2014, the MRes or equivalent is the prerequisite for enrolling in Macquarie’s postgraduate research (PhD) program. This change fulfils one of the CCFS goals - introducing high-level postgraduate coursework units.



Michael Alderson:  Spatially resolved Micro-XRF data for geochemical exploration strategies

Benjamin Alsop:  Microstructural evidence of melt-present deformation and its effect on zircon modification

Stephanie Hawkins:  Investigating an igneous dyke swarm using Applied Field Magnetics

Angela Mabee:  Plume volcanism controls site1172 sediment provenance and deposition pre-Antarctic Circumpolar Current


Joshua Shea, picture above at the EMP, presented his work at the November 2018 GSA NSW Division Monthly Meeting - Honours and Masters Night.


Joshua Shea:  Identifying a Source Assemblage for Buckland Volcanic Province

Peter Targett:  Direct evidence for hydrothermal fluid mineralisation in the Velkerri Formation, Northern Australia

Alice Van Tilburg:  Exploring Lithospheric Scale Structure in the Southern Yilgarn Craton with 3D Magnetotellurics



Thomas Connell:  Approximate Bayesian Tomography

Joyjit Dey:  Recognition of quartz grown from a melt during static and dynamic conditions


MRes graduation: Luke Smith, Stephanie Kovacs and Carla Raymond.


Omar Elkhaligi:  Olivine trace element geochemistry of volcanics from central and southern Africa

Victoria Elliott:  Zircon growth and modification during deep melt flux through a magmatic arc

Anthony Finn:  Tracing shallow lateral preferential pathways of fluid movement using electrical geophysics

Jean-Antoine Gazi:  Evolution of small planetary bodies: A view from carbonaceous chondrites

Tasman Gillfeather-Clark:  The electrical properties of the Woodroffe thrust: A resistive shear zone

Harrison Jones:  Geophysical signatures of small-scale base metal occurrences in southeastern NSW

Carla Raymond:  Mummification unwrapped: investigating an Egyptian votive mummy using novel, non-invasive archaeometric techniques

Luke Smith:  Precision positioning in unmanned aerial geophysics

Alexander Tunnadine:  Fingerprinting the source of mineralising fluids in IOCG Systems, Mount Woods Inlier

John Wardell:  Mineralogical and geochemical constraints on magmatic evolution at Tengger Caldera, Indonesia

Harry West:  Metal-silicate-sulphide segregation within the Yaringie Hill Meteorite

Haoming Wu:  Constraining crustal and sedimentary structure of Southeast Australia with Rayleigh wave ellipticity


CCFS postgraduate students include those already in progress in 2011 with projects relevant to CCFS Research Themes, as well as those who commenced in 2012-2018. 42 papers with CCFS postgraduates as authors were published in high-profile international journals in in 2018 including Nature Geoscience, Gondwana Research, Geology, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, Geobiology, Precambrian Research, Lithos, Tectonics, Chemical Geology and Journal of Geophysical Research. 75 presentations were also given at international conferences (see Appendix 6 ).





Michael Förster received an MQ Faculty of Science and Engineering Award for Higher Degree Research.   Michael was also awarded the 2018 “Bernd Rendel Preis” from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for his outstanding achievements in geochemistry.  The jury said, “Even at this relatively early stage, Förster has a number of impressive scientific achievements to his credit, demonstrating an exceptional ability and degree of scientific independence.”  The prize included ~€1500 to assist with travel to international conferences.  Michael also completed the Future STEMM Leaders Critical Skills Development Program.

Eunjoo Choi was a GESSS-WA 2018 Presentation Winner at the meeting held on the 29th November.   Eunjoo was also the GESSS-WA meeting treasurer.

Maria Manassero (pictured right with Kate Selway at the National MT workshop and AusLAMP SA Release Day, Adelaide, Australia, 5th December 2018) was awarded the EPS HDR Best HDR presentation at the 11th November EPS HDR presentation day.

Jonathon Wasiliev won the best talk and MRes student Alice Van Tilburg the best poster at the MQ EPS HDR presentation day held in June.

Zsanett Pintér was awarded Best Student Poster Presentation at “Geoanalysis - 10th International Conference on the Analysis of Geological and Environmental Materials” held at Macquarie University on the 18-13 July 2018.

Anthony Lanati was extremely active in the Geological Society of Australia, taking on the roles of: Chair of the Geological Society of Australia NSW Division, Governing Councillor of the NSW Division, Honorary Treasurer, Member of the Executive Committee, Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee.

Tarra Djokic was a guest speaker at the NSW Division Monthly Meeting held on the 10th May 2018.  Her presentation was titled “Life in Archean hot springs and implications for astrobiology”.



Sonia Armandola (PhD):  Detrital accessory phase geochemistry and geochronology of Capricorn basins and implications for the evolution of the Capricorn Orogen (WA) (CU 2018)

Bataa Baatar (MSc):  Fertility of the Lock Lilly Belt for porphyry Cu-Au mineralisation - constraints from whole-rock chemistry and zircon studies  (UWA 2017)

Raphael Baumgartner (PhD):  Ore deposits of the future; magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide mineral systems on Mars  (UWA 2017)

Rachel Bezard (PhD):  Impact of crustal assimilation on the Lesser Antilles arc lava geochemistry  (MQ 2014)

Katarina Bjorkman (PhD):  4D lithospheric evolution and controls on mineral system distribution: Insights from Marmion Terrane, Western Superior Province, Canada  (UWA, 2017)

Eleanore Blereau (PhD):  Petrochronology of the Ultrahigh- Temperature  (UHT) Metamorphic Rogland–Vest Agder Sector, Southwestern Norway  (CU 2017)

Lauren Burley (MSc):  The geology of the Fisher East komatiite- hosted nickel sulfide deposit  (UWA 2015)

Montgarri Castillo-Oliver (PhD):  Compositional evolution of indicator minerals: Application to diamond exploration  (MQ 2016)  See Research highlight Building the house from the basement: In situ isotopes in kimberlitic carbonates

Mathieu Chassé (PhD):  Mechanisms of enrichment of rare earth elements in supergene conditions (MQ, 2018)

David Child (PhD):  Characterisation of actinide particles in the environment for nuclear safeguards using mass spectrometric techniques  (MQ 2016)

David Clark (PhD):  Integrated magnetics: Contributions to improved processing and interpretation of magnetic gradient tensor data, new methods for source location and estimation of magnetisation, and predictive magnetic exploration models  (MQ 2014)

Bruno Colas (PhD):  Structural constraints on the crystallisation of Amorphous Calcium Carbonate  (MQ 2017)

Jane Collins (PhD):  The structural evolution and mineralisation history of the Flying Fox komatiite-hosted Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide deposit, Forrestania Greenstone Belt, Western Australia  (UWA 2013)


Bruno Colas and Beñat Oliveira Bravo.


Stephen Craven (PhD):  The evolution of the Wongwibinda Metamorphic Complex, New England Orogen, NSW, Australia  (MQ 2016)

Daria Cyprych (PhD):  Deformation behaviour of polymineralic rocks: implications for rheology and seismic properties of the middle to lower crust  (MQ 2017)

Cara Danis (PhD):  Geothermal state of the Sydney-Gunnedah- Bowen Basin system  (MQ 2012)

Tara Djokic (MPhil):  Assessing the link between Earth’s earliest convincing evidence of life and hydrothermal fluids: The c. 3.5 Ga Dresser Formation of the North Pole Dome, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia  (UNSW 2015)

Raphael Doutre (PhD):  Spatial periodicity, self-organisation and controls on large ore deposits (UWA 2018)

Timmons Erickson (PhD):   Deformation microstructures in zircon and monazite: implications for shock, tectonic and geochronological studies  (CU 2017)

Christopher Firth (PhD):  Elucidating magmatic drivers and eruptive behaviours of persistently active volcanoes  (MQ 2016)

Fiona Foley (PhD):  Magmatic consequences of subduction initiation and its role in continental crust formation  (MQ 2013)

Denis Fougerouse (PhD):  4D geometry and genesis of the Obuasi gold deposit, Mali  (UWA 2016)

Yuya Gao (PhD):  Origin of A-type granites in East China: Evidence from Hf-O-Li isotopes  (MQ 2015)


Cait Stuart and Nora Liptai.


Robyn Gardner (PhD):  Flow behaviour of the middle and lower crust: Insights from field observations and numerical modelling  (MQ 2017)

Rongfeng Ge (PhD):  Precambrian to Paleozoic tectono-thermal evolution in the Korla area, northern Tarim Craton, NW China  (CU 2015)

Felix Genske (PhD):  Assessing the heterogeneous source of the Azores mantle plume  (MQ 2013)

Markus Gogouvitis (MSc):  Distinguishing hydration in Shear Zones by Aqueous Fluid versus Silicate Melt  (UNSW 2017)

Christopher Gonzalez (PhD):  CO2 devolatilisation and its influence on partial melting, subduction, and metasomatism in the mantle lithosphere  (UWA 2016) See Research highlight  CO2 degassing - a new model approach to melting of mantle lithosphere

Louise Rebecca Goode (PhD):  Investigating the magmatic drivers behind temporal variations in eruption frequency and style at Kelut volcano, Indonesia (MQ 2018)

Erin Gray (PhD):  Deformation of Earth’s upper mantle: insights from naturally occurring fabric types  (UWA 2014)

Christopher Grose (PhD):  Thermochemical models of oceanic upper mantle  (MQ 2015)

Celia Guergouz (MSc):  Study of the dynamic emplacement of Nickel mineralisation, as well as the geodynamics of the lithosphere  (UWA/Nancy 2014)

Hadrien Henry (PhD):  Mantle pyroxenites: Deformation and seismic properties  (MQ 2018)  See Research highlight Pyroxenite microstructures help unlock deep Earth secrets

Matthew Hill (PhD):  4D structural, magmatic and hydrothermal evolution of the Au-Cu-Bi system in the Tennant Creek Mineral Field, NT, Australia  (UWA 2015)

Yosuke Hoshino (PhD):  Investigation of hydrocarbon biomarkers preserved in the Fortescue Group in the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia  (MQ 2015)

Jin-Xiang Huang (PhD):  Origin of eclogite and pyroxenite xenoliths in kimberlites and basalts  (MQ 2012)  See Research highlight Early cratonisation of the Yangtze Craton

Huiqing Huang (PhD):  The petrogenesis of Jurassic granitic rocks in Western Nanling Ranges of South China and tectonic implications  (CU 2013)

Linda Iaccheri (PhD):  Petrogenesis of granitic rocks in the Granites-Tanami Orogen  (UWA 2017)

Carissa Isaac (PhD):  4D architecture of the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane in the Yilgarn Craton of Western Australia, in order to constrain the role of the lithospheric structure at 2.7 Ga in the localisation of nickel mineral systems  (UWA 2015)

Inalee Jahn (PhD):  Crustal evolution of the Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia  (CU 2017)

Kim Jessop (PhD):  The role of aqueous fluids in the formation of regional-style high-temperature low-pressure (HTLP) metamorphic complexes (MQ 2018)

Chengxin Jiang (PhD):  Combining seismic tomography and sedimentology to understand the deep structure and evolution of the northern edge of Tibetan Plateau  (MQ 2016)

Heta Lampinen (PhD):  Defining a base metal mineral systems footprint in the Edmund Basin of the Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia (UWA 2018)

Erwann Lebrun (PhD):  4D structural modelling and hydrothermal evolution of the sediment hosted Siguiri gold deposit (Guinea) and implication on Paleoproterozoic gold targeting in West Africa  (UWA 2015)

Margaux Le Vaillant (PhD):  Characterisation of the nature, geometry and size of hydrothermal remobilisation of base metals and platinum group elements in magmatic nickel sulfide deposit systems. Implications for exploration targeting  (UWA 2015)

Ben Li (PhD):  Evolution of fluid associated with gold mineralisation in the Paleoproterozoic Granites-Tanami Orogen  (UWA 2015)

Shan Li (PhD):  Early Mesozoic magmatism and tectonics in the Beishan area of Inner Mongolia, China  (CU 2013)

Nora Liptai (PhD): Geochemical and physical properties and evolution of the lithospheric mantle beneath the Nógrád-Gömör Volcanic Field (Northern Pannonian Basin, Central Europe) (MQ 2018) See Research highlight Micro to global: microstructures reveal mantle secrets beneath the Pannonian Basin, Central Europe  Pictured above, right.


Jianggu Lu.


Li-Ping Liu (PhD):  Timing and kinematics of Mesozoic-Cenozoic mountain building and cratonic thinning in eastern North China: a combined structural and thermochronological study  (CU 2015)

Yingchao (Leo) Liu (PhD):  Recognising gold mineralisation zones using GIS-Based modelling of multiple ground and airborne datasets  (CU 2015)

Jianggu Lu (PhD):  Mantle xenoliths from SE China and SE Australia: Nature and evolution of the lithospheric mantle (MQ, 2018) Pictured.

Yongjun Lu (PhD):  Controls on porphyry emplacement and Porphyry Au-Cu mineralisation along the Red River Fault, Hunan Province, China  (UWA 2012)

Volodymyr Lysytsyn (PhD):  Mineral prospectivity analysis and quantitative resource assessments for exploration targeting- development of effective data integration models and practical applications  (UWA 2015)

Jelena Markov (PhD):  3D geophysical interpretation of the Archean-Paleoproterozoic boundary, Leo-Man Shield, West Africa  (UWA 2015)

Quentin Masurel (PhD):  Controls on the genesis, geometry and location of the Sadiola-Yatela Gold Deposit, Republic of Mali  (UWA 2016)

Nicole McGowan (PhD):  Messages from the mantle: Geochemical investigations of ophiolitic chromites  (MQ 2017)

Vicky Meier (PhD):  Metamorphic evolution of the Kerala Khondalite belt, India  (CU, 2016)

Kombada Mhopjeni (MSc):  Investigating the uranium potential in Namibia using GIS-based techniques  (UWA 2013)

David Mole (PhD):   Quantifying melt-lithosphere interaction in space and time: understanding nickel mineral systems in the Archaean Yilgarn Craton  (UWA 2013)

Melissa Murphy (PhD):  A novel approach for economic uranium deposit exploration and environmental studies  (MQ 2013)

Rosanna Murphy (PhD):  Stabilising a craton: The origin and emplacement of the 3.1 Ga Mpuluzi Batholith  (MQ 2015)

Antoine Neaud (MSc):  The geology of the Savannah nickel sulfide deposit, Western Australia  (UWA 2016)

Jiawen Niu (MPhil):  Neoproterozoic paleomagnetism of South China and implications for global geodynamics  (CU 2016)

Beñat Oliveira Bravo (PhD):  Multicomponent and multiphase reactive flows in the Earth’s mantle  (MQ 2017)   See Research highlight A giant step towards a unified model for mantle magmatism Pictured above.

Chongjin Pang (PhD):  Basin record of Mesozoic tectonic events in South China  (CU 2014)

Matthew Pankhurst (PhD):  Geodynamic significance of shoshonitic magmatism within the Andean Altiplano  (MQ 2013)

Luis Parra-Avila (PhD):  4D evolution of felsic magmatic suites and lithospheric architecture of the Paleoproterozoic Birimian terranes, West Africa  (UWA 2016)

Carl Peters (PhD):  Deep time biomarkers - A study of organic matter and fluid inclusions in Precambrian rocks  (MQ 2017)

Jonathon Poh (MSc):  Numerical investigation of the driving forces of Archean fluid and heat transfer flows  (UWA 2015)

Ekaterina Rubanova (PhD):  Fluid processes in the deep mantle: Geochemical studies of diamonds and related minerals  (MQ 2013)

James (Ed) Saunders (PhD):  The nature, abundance and mobility of gold in the mantle  (MQ 2014)  See Research highlight At the end of the rainbow - Where is the pot of gold?

Elyse Schinella (PhD):  Constraining the contribution of isostasy and dynamic uplift at Venusian volcanic rises and tessera terrain: implications for rifting and volcanism  (MQ 2014)

Vikram Selvaraja (PhD):  Multiple sulfur isotopes as a tracer of geological processes  (UWA 2017)

Liene Spruzeniece (PhD):  Fundamental link between deformation, fluids and the rates of reactions in minerals  (MQ 2017)

Camilla Stark (PhD):  Decoding Mafic Dykes in the Southern Yilgarn Craton: Significance to Australia’s Positions in the Supercontinent-Superplume Cycle (CU 2018)

Jack Stirling (MSc):  Geochronology of lower crustal cumulate complexes in the Kohistan Terrane, North-East Pakistan  (UWA 2017)

Catherine Stuart (PhD):  Melt migration in the lower crust by porous melt flow (MQ 2018) Pictured above, left.

Mingdao Sun (PhD):  Late Mesozoic magmatism and its tectonic implication for the Jiamusi Block and adjacent areas of NE China  (CU 2013)

Rajat Taneja (PhD):  The origin of seamount volcanism in the Northeast Indian Ocean  (MQ 2015)

Ni Tao (PhD):  Thermochronological record of tectonic events in central and southeastern South China since the Mesozoic  (CU 2015)

Romain Tilhac (PhD):  Petrology and geochemistry of pyroxenites from the Cabo Ortegal Complex, Spain  (MQ 2017)   See Research highlight A giant step towards a unified model for mantle magmatism

Mehdi Tork Qashqai (PhD):  Multi- observable probabilistic inversion for the thermochemical structure of the lithosphere  (MQ 2017) Pictured right with Sue O’Reilly

Irina Tretiakova (PhD):  The nature, extent and age of the lower crust and underlying subcontinental lithospheric mantle (SCLM) beneath the Siberian Craton (Russia)  (MQ 2017)

Zoja Vukmanovic (PhD):  A micromechanical and geochemical analysis of remobilisation of komatiite-hosted Ni sulfide ores  (UWA 2013)

Kai Wang (PhD):  Adjoint Tomography of Surface Wave Observables from Ambient Seismic Noise (MQ 2018)   See Research highlight Early cratonisation of the Yangtze Craton

Qian Wang (PhD):  A geological traverse across the Jack Hills Metasedimentary Belt, Western Australia: isotopic constraints on the distribution of Proterozoic rocks and the evolution of Hadean crust  (CU 2015)

Yu Wang (PhD):  Melting process in recycled continental crust  (MQ 2015)

James Warren (PhD):  4D evolution of the Ora Banda and Coolgardie Domains  (UWA 2016)

Jun Xie (PhD):  Verification and applications of surface waves extracted from ambient noise  (MQ 2017)

Qing Xiong (PhD):  Shenglikou and Zedang peridotite massifs, Tibet (China) Upper mantle processes and geodynamic significance  (MQ 2015)  See Research highlight Sulfide aggregation in ophiolitic dunite channels amplifies Os-isotope mismatch between oceanic crust and mantle, Langshan basalts record recycled Paleo-Asian oceanic materials beneath the northwest North China Craton.

Weihua Yao (PhD):  Lower Paleozoic basin record in southern South China: Nature of the Cathaysia basement and evolution of the Wuyi-Yunkai Orogeny  (CU 2014)

Yao Yu (PhD):  The evolution and water inventory of the subcontinental lithospheric mantle: A new perspective from peridotite xenoliths (SE China) and zircon megacrysts from basalts  (MQ 2014)

Qingtao Zeng (PhD):  Regional controls on gold mineral systems in the western Qinling Belt, Gansu Province, China  (UWA 2013)

Ganyang Zhang (PhD):  Sb-Au mineralisation mechanism and exploration targeting prediction research in the Northern Himalaya Metallogenetic Belt, Tibet, China  (UWA 2013)

Jianwei Zi (PhD):  Igneous petrogenesis and tectonic evolution of Cretaceous plutons, eastern Tibetan Plateau  (UWA 2013)

Kongyang Zhu (PhD):  Petrogenesis and tectonic setting of Phanerozoic granitic rocks in eastern South China  (CU 2014)



Arash Amirian (PhD):   Quantitative determination of the amount and location of water in the Earth; iRTP  (MQ, commenced 2017)

Halimulati Ananuer (PhD):   Elemental and isotopic fractionation of chalcophile elements during mantle processes; IMRTPS (MQ, commenced 2017)

David Barbosa da Silva (PhD):  The microchemical and microstructural evolution of fluid and melt transfer in deep crustal shear zones; iMQRES  (MQ, commenced 2016)

Erica Barlow (PhD):  Microfossils of the Paleoproterozoic Turee Creek Group: Biological evolution resulting from atmospheric change?; RTP  (UNSW, commenced 2015)

Hugh Bannister (MPhil):  Adaptive response of the biosphere to Paleoproterozoic glaciations at the Great Oxygenation Event; FP4  (UNSW, commenced 2016)

Jason Bennett (PhD):  The in situ microanalysis of cassiterite to constrain the genesis, evolution and geochronology of tin bearing mineralised systems; RTP  (UWA, commenced 2015)

Richard Blake (MPhil):  Determining recent organic contamination in ancient rocks; FP4  (UNSW, submitted 2018)

Stefano Caruso (PhD):  Geological controls on the fractionation of multiple sulfur isotopes in Archean mineral systems; SIRF & MRIWA Postgraduate Scholarship  (UWA, submitted 2018)

Julian Chard (PhD):  Petrochronology of accessory minerals related to metamorphism and fluid-flow events in the Albany- Fraser Orogen and Eucla basement, Western Australia; CIPRS  (CU, commenced 2016)

Eunjoo Choi (PhD):  Alkaline magmatism as a probe into the lithospheric mantle; IRPT, MRIWA  (UWA, commenced 2016)

Hongkun Dai (PhD):   Nature and evolution of the lithospheric mantle beneath the western North China Craton; CTIMRTPS (MQ, commenced 2018) See Research highlight  Langshan basalts record recycled Paleo-Asian oceanic materials beneath the northwest North China Craton

Benedikt Demmert (PhD):   Modelling the effect of minority components in biominerals via biomimetic mineralisation; CTIMRTPS (MQ, commenced 2018)

Gregory Dering (PhD):  Dynamics and emplacement mechanisms of mafic magma networks with implications for intrusion-hosted magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide deposits; APA, IPRS  (UWA, submitted 2018)

Tara Djokic (PhD):  Did diverse microbial ecosystems inhabit Paleoarchean terrestrial hot springs?; APA  (UNSW, commenced 2016)

Katherine Farrow (PhD):  In situ melt generation and thermal origin of the Nagadarunga Granite: Implications for the geochronology and tectonic evolution of the eastern Arunta Region, Central Australia; RTPT  (MQ, part time, commenced 2014)

Michael Förster (PhD):  Experimental melting of rocks of ultramafic and sedimentary origin in accretionary orogens; IPRS  ( (MQ, commenced 2016)  ( See Research highlight p. 67-68.


Hamed Gamal El Die with Neoproterozoic pillow basalts in East Desert, Egypt.


Hamed Gamal El Die (PhD):  Neoproterozoic Oceanic Large Igneous Province (O-LIP) Record and crustal growth of the Arabian-Nubian Shield; CIPRS  (CU, commenced 2017)  Pictured with Neoproterozoic pillow basalts in East Desert, Egypt.

Hindol Ghatak (PhD):  Role of fluids in facilitating the intracontinental Alice Springs Orogeny; iMQRTP  (MQ, commenced 2017)

Louise Goode (PhD):  Volcanological and geochemical evolution of East Javanese volcanoes, Indonesia; iMRTPS  (MQ, commenced 2014)

Stephanie Greene (PhD):  Origin and evolution of eclogite xenoliths from the Jericho Kimberlite pipe; IMRTPS (MQ, commenced 2017) See Research highlight Can olivine’s temperature diagnose the diamond potential of a kimberlite?

Kui Han (PhD):  Modelling the physical properties of multiphase rock assemblages; IRPT  (MQ, commenced 2017)

Michael Hartnady (PhD):  Crustal evolution of the Albany-Fraser Orogen; CIPRS  (CU, commenced 2016)

Gonzalo Henriquez (PhD):  Improving zircon morphology and chemistry as a tool for assessing and ranking the prospectivity for Cu porphyry deposits in greenfield terranes; Industry - BHP Billiton  (UWA, commenced 2017)

Raham Jalil (PhD):  Mineralogy, geochemistry and genesis of ophiolite associated economic minerals (PGEs, gold, silver, base metals and REEs) in Waziristan area, North-West Pakistan; CFIMRTPT (MQ, commenced 2018)

Constanza Jara (PhD):  Gold pathways: in the El Indio Belt, Chile-Argentina; Barrick Exploration  (UWA, commenced 2015)  See Research highlight Revealing Gold Pathways in El Indio Belt, Chile-Argentina

Anthony Lanati (PhD):  Petrology, geochemistry and origin of the shoshonites; APA1 (MQ, commenced 2018)

Pablo Lara (PhD):  Late Neoproterozoic granitoid magmatism of the southernmost section of the Dom Feliciano Belt in Uruguay: Regional geology, geochemistry, geochronology and its significance for the geotectonic evolution of the region; iMRTPS  (MQ, part time, commenced 2010)

Jiangyu Li (PhD):  Proterozoic thermal history of NE Australia: New Insights into Nuna assembly and breakup; CIPRS  (CU, commenced 2016)

Guoliang Li (PhD):  Joint inversion of multiple seismic data for Basin structures; iMRTP  (MQ, commenced 2017)

Shaijie Li (PhD):  Isotopic dating oil generation and charge events in Canning (Australia) and Sichuan (China); CIPRS  (CU, commenced 2015)

Kai Liu (PhD):  The tectonic evolution of the paleo-Pacific Ocean in the Eastern Central Asian Orogenic Belt during the Mesozoic: Constraints during magmatism and detrital zircons; CSC CIPRS  (CU, commenced 2016)

Yebo Liu (PhD):  Paleomagnetism of Proterozoic igneous rocks in Australia and East Antarctica: implications for pre-Pangea supercontinents and supercontinent cycle; CIPRS  (CU, commenced 2015)  See Research highlight Putting the spin on Australia: First Precambrian palaeomagnetic data from the Mawson Craton (East Antarctica)

Zairong Liu (PhD):  Identifying source rocks and oxidation states in southern Australian volcanic rocks; CTiMRTP  (MQ, commenced 2017) Pictured right: CCFS Whole-of-Centre Meeting

Maria Constanza Manassero (PhD):  Multi-observable probabilistic inversions for the physical state and water content of the continental lithosphere; iMQRES  (MQ, commenced 2016)

Erin Martin (PhD):  Understanding Neoproterozoic geodynamics through H isotopes in zircon; APA  (CU, commenced 2016)

Samuel Matthews (PhD):  Novel Applications of gravity gradiometry for the detection and monitoring of sequestered CO2; CO2CRC Scholarship  (MQ, submitted 2018)

Shiladitya Mazumdar (PhD):  Biomineralization pathways and element partitioning in calcium carbonate; IMRTPS  (MQ, commenced 2017)

Keith McKenzie (PhD):  Magnetic and gravity gradient tensors and the application to the analysis of remanence; RTPT  (MQ, commenced 2015)

Uvana Meek (PhD):  Melt metasomatism within the lower crust; RTPT APA  (MQ, commenced 2016)

Stephanie Montalvo Delgado (PhD):  Compositional modification of zircon at the nanoscale; CIPRS  (CU, commenced 2016)

Jonathan Munnikhuis (PhD):  Microchemical and microstructural evolution of fluid and melt transfer in deep crustal shear zones; iRTP  (MQ, commenced 2017)

Thusitha Nimalsiri (PhD):  Gravity and magnetic response of the Marulan Supersuite, focusing around the Yerranderie Area; iMRTPS  (MQ, commenced 2016)

Brendan Nomchong (PhD):  The origin of clotty-textured (thrombolitic) microbialites at the rise of atmospheric oxygen: The c. 2.4 Ga Turee Creek Group, Western Australia; RTP  (UNSW, commenced 2017)

Adam Nordsvan (PhD):  Sedimentology and provenance of the NE Australian Proterozoic basins to understand the supercontinent Nuna; APA  (CU, commenced 2016)

Zsanett Pintér (PhD):  The composition of melts in the incipient melting regime; IMRTPS  (MQ, commenced 2016)  See Research highlight A new mechanism for the formation of diamond-bearing eclogites?

Greg Poole (PhD):  Permian magmatism in an early Andean metallogenic belt, Cordillera Frontal, Argentina; APA  (UWA, commenced 2015)

Carla Raymond (PhD):  Archaeometric investigations of Egyptian artefacts using novel techniques; MRTPS (MQ, commenced 2018)

Valerie Roy (MSc):  Hydrogeological and hydrogeochemical study of the Peak Hill-Horseshoe Deposit, Capricorn Orogen to identify mineral system footprints; RTP  (UWA, commenced 2015)

Farshad Salajegheh (PhD):  3D multivariable probabilistic inversion for thermochemical structure of Earth; RTPT  (MQ, part time, commenced 2014) Pictured below: CCFS Whole-of-Centre Meeting

Sarath Patabendigedara (PhD):  Quantifying the effects of surface and bulk proton transport in mantle materials; IMRTPS iMQRES/ ANSTO  (MQ, commenced 2016)

Georgia Soares (PhD):  A moment in time the exploration of life that flourished after the Great Oxidation event 2.4Ga; RTP  (UNSW, commenced 2017)

Dennis Sugiono (PhD):  Multiple sulfur Isotope analysis in Kanowna Belle Deposit; SIRF, Northern Star (Kanowna) Pty Ltd  (UWA, commenced 2017)  Pictured.


Pictured: Dr Gleb Pokrovski (CNRS, France), Prof Georges Beaudoin (Université Laval, Canada), CET PhD candidate Dennis Sugiono studying core.


Sahand Tadbiri (MSc):  The geometry and kinematics of hydrothermal veins in the c. 3.5 Ga Dresser Formation, North Pole Dome, Western Australia; FP4  (UNSW, commenced 2015)

Bronwyn Teece (PhD):  Organic geochemistry of complex life at the rise of atmospheric oxygen; RTP (UNSW, commenced 2018)

Rick Verberne (PhD):  Trace element distribution and mass transfer processes in Rutile; CIPRS  (CU, commenced 2016)

Marina Veter (PhD):  Calibration of geochemical “scouts” for mantle processes; IRTPS  (MQ, commenced 2017)

Silvia Volante (PhD):  Palaeo- to Mesoproterozoic structural and metamorphic evolution of NE Australia and implications for the assembly of the supercontinent Nuna: Multi- scale analytical approach to decrypt ancient signatures; CIPRS  (CU, commenced 2016)

Alexander Walker (PhD):  Trace elements and sulphur isotope signatures from sulfides in mineralised and unmineralised environments within the Albany-Fraser Orogen, Western Australia; CIPRS  (CU, commenced 2016)

Chong Wang (PhD):  Paleomagnetism of mafic dykes from eastern North China Craton, and implications for Proterozoic paleogeography; CIPRS  (CU, commenced 2017)

Chengyuan Wang (PhD):  Modification of mantle lithosphere: reaction between recycled carbonate melt and mantle peridotite; CTIMRTPS (MQ, commenced 2018)


Shucheng Wu.


Jonathon Wasiliev (PhD):  Two-phase flow within the Earth’s mantle: Implications for flat subduction settings; MRTPS  (MQ, commenced 2013)

Shucheng Wu (PhD):  The geodynamic setting of the Western Junggar region during the Late Paleozoic: evidence from seismic tomography; IMRTPS  (MQ, commenced 2015) See Research highlight 56-57. Pictured below: June 2018 MQ HDR Presentation Day.   A trapped fossil oceanic slab in NW China

Bo Xu (PhD):  Mantle-Derived Igneous Rocks from Southern Tibet: Nature and Evolution of the Lithospheric Mantle and Implications for Mineralization from Subduction to Collision; CFIMRTPS  (MQ, submitted 2018)

Anqi Zhang (PhD):  Joint inversion of multiple geophysical data sets to constrain the evolution of the lithosphere beneath the Junggar and Tianshan, NW China; CTIMRTPS (MQ, commenced 2018)