Research Programs

2014 Flagship Programs 

Program Coordinator and main Centre personnel

1. Deep Earth fluids in collision zones and cratonic roots (TARDIS II)  

Themes 1, 2, 3

Earth Fluids, Earth Architecture

O’Reilly, Griffin, Pearson, Cliff, RA (TBA), Kilburn, Martin, Huang (ECR), Satsukawa (ECSTAR, ECR), Gréau, Saunders (ECR's)

McGowan, Xiong, Xu, Tilhac, Colas, Lu, Liptai, Chasse (PhDs)

2.  Genesis, transfer and focus of fluids and metals

Themes 2 and 3

Earth Fluids

Fiorentini, McCuaig, Foley, O’Reilly, Griffin, Reddy, Rushmer, Adam, Turner, Lu (ECR), Bagas, Gorczky, Piazolo, Kilburn, Clarke

Bjorkman, Iaccheri, Stevenson, Davies, Dering, Poole, Bennett, Lampinen (PhDs), Poh (Masters)

3.  Modelling fluid and melt flow in mantle and crust

Themes 2 and 3

Earth Fluids, Earth Architecture

O’Neill, Afonso, Yang, Li, Foley, Clark, S. Zhang (ECR), Shan, Gorczky, Smith, O’Reilly, Griffin

Wasilev, Ramzan, Oliviera, Grose, Jiang (PhDs)


4.  Atmospheric, environmental and biological evolution

Theme 1

Earth Fluids, Earth Architecture


Van Kranendonk, Wacey, Fiorentini, Foley, McCuaig, Cliff, Kilburn, Grange, Kirkland, Alard, LaFlamme

Baumgartner, Selvaraja, Barlow, Pearse (PhDs), Djokic, Blake, Gogouvitas, Tadbiri (MPhils), Dang (Honours)

5.  Australia’s Proterozoic record in a global context

Themes 2 and 3

Earth Architecture

Li, Pisarevsky, Wang, Yao (ECR), Wingate, O’Reilly, Griffin, Pearson, Belousova, McCuaig

Tao, Stack, Y. Liu (PhDs), Chamberlain (Honours)

6.  Fluid regimes and composition of early Earth

Themes 1 and 3

Earth Fluids, Earth Architecture

Wilde, Nemchin, Grange, Martin, O'Neill

Ge (PhD)

7.  Precambrian architecture and crustal evolution in WA

Themes1,2 and 3

Earth Architecture

Gessner, Belousova, Gréau, Yuan, Merdie, Wingate, Tyler

Derring (PhD)

Technology Development


Cameca Ion microprobe

Themes 1, 2, 3

Earth Fluids, Earth Architecture

Kilburn, Martin, Jeon, Fiorentini, McCuaig, Wacey, Griffin, LaFlamme, Reddy

Students of CIs and ECRs utilising the Ion Probe Facility are active in the program

GAU multi-instrument development

Themes 1, 2, 3

Earth Fluids, Earth Architecture

Pearson, Griffin, O’Reilly, Gréau (ECR), Kilburn, Martin, Huang (ECR), Saunders (ECR)

McGowan, Gao, Xiong (PhDs)



Summaries and progress are detailed in  Appendix 1

Appendix 2 presents the Flagship Programs set up from 2014, and the 2015 workplan

Independently funded basic research projects are listed in  Appendix 3