Professor Sue O'Reilly AM FAA

BSc Syd, PhD Syd.

Professor (personal chair) in Geology, Distinguished Professor of Macquarie University, Director of the ARC National Key Centre for Geochemical Evolution and Metallogeny of Continents (GEMOC) and Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (CCFS)

Contact Details

Office : Room 228, Lvl 2, 12 Wally's Walk
Phone : 61-(0)2-9850 8362
Fax : 61-(0)2-9850 8943
email : sue.oreilly@mq.edu.au

Suzanne Y. O'Reilly,
Professor of Geology 
Distinguished Professor, Macquarie University
Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems and
GEMOC ARC National Key Centre,
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Macquarie University
NSW 2109, Australia

Courier address:
Room 228, Lvl 2, 12 Wally's Walk
CCFS, Earth and Environmental Sciences,
Macquarie University,
Herring Road, North Ryde, Australia

Profile

Founding Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (CCFS, commenced 2011), founding Director of the ARC National Key Centre for Geochemical Evolution and Metallogeny of Continents (GEMOC) (from 1995) and leader of the Lithosphere Mapping and Mantle Dynamics Group in GEMOC (see Annual Reports)

Fields of Research

Fields of research include: the integration of geophysical, geochemical, petrological, petrophysical and tectonic data to construct realistic lithospheric structure and evolution models (4-D Lithosphere Mapping) and to understand whole-mantle dynamics through time; the geochemistry and evolution of the mantle and deep crust; the geochemistry and origin of basaltic magmas and their geodynamic significance; trace element dispersions, residence sites and mineral partitioning in the mantle; relationship between mantle geochemistry and structure, volcanic activity, tectonic environment and economic deposits.

Selected Awards and Positions

Elected Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America (1989)

Editors' citation award for excellence in reviewing for Journal of Geophysical Research, 2000 (presented at the May Meeting of the American Geophysical Union)

Concurrent Professor of Geology, Nanjing University (1997 – present)

Editorial Board member for Chemical Geology and Lithos, China-Russia Geotraverse Project; regular reviewer for the whole spectrum of international geoscience journals.

ARC Expert Advisory Committee member for Physics, Chemistry, Geosciences (2001-2003)

Elected FAA (Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences; 2001)

Elected Fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (2001)

Elected FAA (Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences; 2001)

Member of DEST Expert Advisory Committee for National Research Priorities 2002

Member of organising committee for 2012 International Geological Congress in Australia

Member of the Australian Academy of Sciences National Committee for Earth Sciences from 2002

Directeur du Recherche Visiting Award, Jean-Monnet University, St Etienne, CNRS France (2003)

Awarded Centenary Medal for services to Geosciences (2003)

DEST NCRIS (National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme) Steering Committee member (2006-2007)

Elected Fellow of the Australian Geological Society (2007)

Awarded W.B. Clarke Medal by the Royal Society of NSW (2008)

Visiting Professorship at CNRS, Montpellier, France (2009)

Distinguished Professor of Macquarie University (from 2010)

Guest Professor at China University of Geosciences, Wuhan (from 2011)

Doctor Honoris Causa, Jean Monnet University, France (2012)

Copernicus Visiting Professorship at the University of Ferrara (2013)

Thomson Reuters Citation Award (2015) for body of work on “The Tectonic Setting of the North and South China Cratons”

Elected Member of Council, Australian Academy of Sciences (2015)

Member of the Order of Australia (2016) “for significant service to the earth sciences as an academic and researcher, to tertiary education, and to scientific associations”(2016)”

Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (2016)

Member of the Australian Academy of Sciences Executive Committee 2019

Thomson Reuters highly cited researcher (Clarivate current 2018)

Google Australian #2 cited geoscientist 2017 Google Australian #2 cited geoscientist 2017

Special Dedication of 2017 International Kimberlite Proceedings Volume to O’Reilly and Griffin

Life-time recognition of geoscience research, teaching and mentoring by celebratory keynote (jointly with Bill Griffin) at Goldschmidt 2019

Guest Professor China University of Geoscience, Beijing (Conferred June 2019)


 

Selected Publications

Conference Presentations (published as abstracts)