PhD Student opportunities available!
Enjoy beaches, sun and working on a vast southern continent*? The recently funded ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship to Z.X. Li, and Curtin University co-funding for both the Laureate Fellowship grant and the ARC Center of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (CCFS), provide five new PhD scholarships for up to four years each to work in the following fields.
- Palaeomagnetism and supercontinent reconstruction, with emphasis on Precambrian supercontinents. Field regions could be in Australia or overseas. (1 PhD position)
- Palaeointensity study in relation to supercontinent cycles, focusing on Precambrian mafic igneous rocks in Australia and elsewhere. (1 PhD position)
- Petrogenesis of Proterozoic igneous rocks in NE Queensland to test the evolution history of the supercontinents. (1 PhD position)
- A study of oceanic Large Igneous Province (LIP) records in Australia and globally, involving case studies of accreted oceanic LIPs in pre-Cretaceous orogens in locations around the world. (1 PhD position)
- 4D global to plate-scale geodynamic modeling using supercomputers. (1 PhD position)
Interested candidates are invited to contact Dr Josh Beardmore at firstname.lastname@example.org; Ph +61-8-9266 4163.
The students will join a team of over 15 researchers and PhD students in a vibrant research environment at Curtin University’s The Institute for Geoscience Research (TIGeR), the Department of Applied Geology, and will become members of IGCP 648: Supercontinent Cycles and Global Geodynamics.
*Need to know more about Perth and Western Australia? See here.
Professor Zheng-Xiang Li announced as a finalist for Scientist of the Year while Dr. Chris Spencer, representing Travelling Geologist, is a finalist in the Chevron Science Engagement Initiative of the Year category.
The Rodinia 2017 Conference, organised by Professor Peter Betts and the IGCP648 team, was successfully held over 11 - 14 June in tropical North Queensland, Australia.
On 11 April, Professor Brendan Murphy (Haydn Williams Fellow) gave a seminar at the Curtin Applied Geology Department on the art of getting published in geoscience journals.
The Earth Dynamics Research Group recently spent a productive 2-days in Mandurah redressing the project aims and outcomes for all current group members.
Prof. Brendan Murphy is currently visiting the Earth Dynamics Research group at Curtin University as a Haydn Williams Fellow. He will be spending two academic terms with the department, one in early 2017 and another in 2018.
A CCFS-sponsored short course on the global climatic phenomenon known as Snowball Earth was held at Curtin University on 15 July, 2016.