PhD Student opportunities available!
Enjoy beaches, sun and working on a vast southern continent*? The ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship awarded 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 the opportunity for a number of 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)
- 4D global to plate-scale geodynamic modeling using supercomputers. (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. (potential PhD positions)
- Palaeo-Mesoproterozoic tectonostratigraphic analysis of the Yangtze Block. (potential PhD position)
Interested candidates are invited to contact Dr Josh Beardmore at firstname.lastname@example.org; Ph +61-8-9266 4163.
*Need to know more about Perth and Western Australia? See here.
2017 ACTER Field Symposium – Tectonic Evolution and Granite Petrogenesis of the Lachlan Fold Belt, Eastern Australia
The third annual ACTER field symposium was held from 23rd – 29th October, 2017, throughout the Lachlan Fold Belt of regional New South Wales, Australia.
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.
Vancouver, BC, CANADA, 16-21 June, 2018 | IGCP648 is sponsoring sessions EA10: Global Plate Models: The State of the Art and Future Developments, & EA11: Supercontinent Cyclicity with a Focus on Contributions from Circum-Pacific regions
A CCFS-sponsored short course on the global climatic phenomenon known as Snowball Earth was held at Curtin University on 15 July, 2016.
The work of Applied Geology’s research fellow and lecturer, Chris Spencer, has seen him visit many exotic and remote locations around the world, documented on his travel blog Traveling Geologist – check out some of the incredible photos.