2017 - present: PhD Candidate (Cosmochemistry), ANU
2015 - 2016: BSc Honours (Earth & Marine Science), ANU
2011 - 2014: BSc (Physics & Geology), University of Queensland
I study what the meteoritic record has to tell us about the early Solar System. In particular, I look at chondrites, primitive meteorites that have preserved the objects that were drifting around in the solar protoplanetary disk when they were accreted. These objects include calcium-aluminium-rich inclusions (CAIs), and chondrules. I'm using the chemical and isotopic compositions of these first solids to find out what the conditions were like in our protoplanetary disk, as well as trying to simulate those conditions in the laboratory.
Geoffrey P. Bonning, Trevor R. Ireland, Janaína N. Ávila, Guil Mallmann, 2017, 'Chondrule olivine provenance in carbonaceous chondrites: chemical and oxygen isotope systematics', 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society 2017