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Honours & Awards

Mr T. FUJIOKA was awarded the Best Student Oral Presentation Award at the 12th Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Group (ANZGG) conference, Taipa Bay , New Zealand , 13-17 February 2006

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH was awarded Doctor of Science honoris causa by the Council of Curtin University of Technology, May 2006.

Prof S.F. COX was made “Distingushed lecturer - 2007” by the Society of Economic Geologists.

Prof D. H. GREEN was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to science, science policy and education.

Prof H. O'NEILL was awarded the 2007 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen medal of the European Geosciences Union, for Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology.

Prof H. O'NEILL has been elected a Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America.

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT received the Murchison Medal from the Geological Society of London for his work in using seismology to understand large scale geological problems.




Director and Professor

B.L.N. Kennett, Ma PhD ScD Cambridge, FRAS, FAA, FRS (from 4 September 2006 )

R.W. Griffiths, BSc, PhD ANY, FAIP, FAA (2 April to 3 September 2006 )

T.M. Harrison, BSc British Columbia , PhD ANU, FAA (to 1 April 2006 )


Distinguished Professors:

B.L.N. Kennett, Ma PhD ScD Cambridge, FRAS, FAA, FRS

K. Lambeck, BSurv NSW, DPhil, DSc Oxf, FAA, FRS



S.F. Cox, BSc Tasmania , PhD Monash

R.W. Griffiths, BSc PhD ANU, FAIP, FAA

R. Grün, DiplGeol, Dr.rer.nat.habil Köln, DSc ANU

T.M. Harrison, BSc British Columbia , PhD ANU, FAA

I.N.S. Jackson, BSc Qld, PhD ANU

G. Lister, BSc Qld, BSc (Hons) James Cook, PhD ANU

M.T. McCulloch, MAppSc WAIT, PhD CalTech, FAA

H.St.C. O'Neill, BA Oxf, PhD Manchester

B.J. Pillans, BSc PhD ANU


Senior Fellows

I.H. Campbell, BSc UWA, PhD DIC London

G.F. Davies, MSc Monash, PhD CalTech

C.M. Fanning, BSc Adelaide

M. Honda, MSc PhD Tokyo

T.R. Ireland, BSc Otago, PhD ANU

R.C. Kerr, BSc Qld, PhD Cambridge , FAIP

C. Lineweaver, BSc Munich , PhD Berkeley

M.S.Sambridge, BSc Loughborough, PhD ANU

I.S. Williams, BSc PhD ANU



R. Armstrong, BSc MSc Natal, PhD Witwatersrand

V.C. Bennett, BSc PhD UCLA

J.J. Brocks, Dip Freiburg , PhD Sydney

D.R. Christie , MA Toronto , PhD ANU

W.J. Dunlap, BA CarlCol, MS PhD Minnesota

S. Eggins, BSc UNSW, PhD Tasmania

M.K. Gagan, BA UCSantaBarbara, PhD James Cook

J. Hermann, Dip PhD ETH Zürich

J.A. Mavrogenes, BS Beloit, MS Missouri-Rolla, PhD VirginiaPolyTech

M. Norman, BS Colorado , PhD Harvard

A.P. Nutman, BSc PhD Exeter (to 28 February 2006 )

R. Rapp, BA (Geological Sciences) State University of New York , PhD (Geology) Rensselar Polytechnic Institute

E. Rhodes , BA DPhil Oxford

D. Rubatto, BSc MSc Turin, PhD ETH

P. Tregoning, BSurv PhD UNSW

G. Yaxley, BSc PhD Tasmania


Research Fellows

L. Ayliffe, BSc (Hons) Flinders University , Graduate Dipolma (Oenology) University of Adelaide , PhD ANU (from 29 May 2006 )

A.L. Dutton, BA (Mus) Massachusetts , MSc PhD Michigan

M. Ellwood, BSc (Hons) University of Otago, PhD University of Otago (from 15 June 2006 )

K. Evans , MA PhD Cambridge

S. Fallon, BA University of San Diego , MS University of San Diego, PhD ANU (from 2 November 2006 )

H.U. Faul, Vordiplom Ulm, PhD Oregon (to 1 September 2006 )

G. Hughes, BE ME Auckland , PhD Cambridge

J. Kurtz, BSc MSc Louisiana State , PhD Arizona State

C. McFarlane, BSc Toronto, MSc Calgary, PhD Texas

A. Reading , BSc Edinburgh, PhD Leeds

C. Sinadinovski, BSc (Hons) Zagerburi University , MSc (Geology) Zagreburi University , PhD (Geotomography) Flinders University

P. Treble, BSc Woll, BSc PhD ANU


Postdoctoral Fellows:

M. Aubert

A. Barnhoorn, MSc Utrecht, PhD ETH Zürich

J.M. Desmarchelier, BSc PhD Tasmania

A.L. Dutton, BA (Mus) Massachusetts , MSc PhD Michigan (to 31 July 2006 )

F. Fontaine, DEUG (Hons) University of Reunion, MSc University of Montellier II, PhD University of Montpellier II

M. Forster, BSc MSc PhD Monash

J. Freeman, BSc Curtin, PhD Monash

M. Heintz, BSc Nancy, MSc Strasbourg, PhD Montpellier ( to 2 May 2006 )

A.M. Hogg, BSc ANU, PhD UWA

J. Huang, BSc Peking, PhD Academy of Sciences China (from 28 February 2005 )

S. Jupiter, A.B Harvard University , PhD University of California (from 29 September 2006 )

S.N. McLaren, BSc PhD Adelaide (to 31 January 2006 )

S. Micklethwaite, BSc PhD Leeds

N. Rawlinson, BSc PhD Monash

S.W. Richards, BSc PhD Newcastle

W.P. Schellart, BSc Amsterdam, PhD Monash

C. Spandler, BSc PhD ANU (to 2 May 2006 )

E. Tenthorey, BSc McGill, MSc Florida , PhD Columbia

J. Tuff, BSc (Hons) University of Bristrol, PhD University of Cambridge

A.M. Walker, MSc (Geology) University College of London , PhD Royal Insitution of Great Britain (to 6 January 2006 )


Senior Visitors

J.M.A Chappell, BSc MSc Auckland, PhD ANU, FAAS, FAA

W.Compston, BSc PhD Dsc(Hon) WAust, FAA, FRS*

D.H. Green, BSc MSc DSc, DLitt(Hon) Tas, PhD Camb, FAA, FRS*

I. McDougall, BSc Tas, PhD ANU, FAA*

J.S. Turner MSc Syd, PhD Camb, FIP, FAIP, FAA, FRS*

* Emeritus Professor


Research Officers

J.D. Fitz Gerald, BSc James Cook, PhD Monash

P. Holden, BSc Lancaster, PhD St. Andrews

H.W.S. McQueen, BSc Qld, MSc York, PhD ANU


Research Assistants

A. Arcidiaco, BAppSc GradDip SAInst

B.J. Armstrong, BSc UNISA

L. Carr, BSc (Hons) BA ANU

A. Christian, BSc (Earth and Land Science) (Hons) University of Canberra , (from 15 June 2006 )

M. De Kool, CAND. Sc (Physics) University of Amsterdam , D.S.C (Astrophysics) University of Amsterdam , PhD University of Amsterdam

T. Ewing, BSc MSc Canterbury NZ (to 25 February 2006 )

S. Fishwick, BSc Edinburgh, PhD ANU (from 11 April 2006 )

C. W. Magee, BSc Brown, PhD ANU

M. Maldoni, BAppSc RMIT, MSc PhD UNSW (until 10 January 2006 )

R.W.L. Martin, BSc ANU

P. Rickwood, BSc (Comp Sci) (Hons) UNSW

Y. Shan, BSc Wuhan Cehui Technical University , MSc Wuhan Cehui Technical University , PhD UNSW, (from 8 August 2006 )

C. Tarlowski, MSc Moscow, PhD Warsaw

L. Weston, BSc Macquarie (to 19 March 2006 )

J. Zhao, BEng Fuzhou, MEng Ganzhou, DEng Wuhan, PhD ANU

D. Zwartz, BSc (Hons) Victoria University of Wellington , PhD ANU (from 10 July 2006 )

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PhD Candidates

A. Abdulah, BE ME Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)

A. Aikman, BSc (Hons) Edinburgh

J. Avila , MSc Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande do Sul , Brazil

B. Ayling, BSc Wellington

S. Barker, BSc (Hons) Otago

M. Beltrando, MSc Turin

R. Berdin, BSc MSc Philippines

R. Brodie, BSc QLD

S.N. Burgess, BSc (Hons) Adelaide , MSc (Hons) Auckland

J. Celerier, BSc (Hons) Melbourne

M. Coman, BSc (Hons) ANU

A. Cross, BAppSc GDipAppSc MAppSc Canberra

R. Da Fonseca, BSc Lisbon

J. Dawson, BSc BS MSc Melbourne, Grad Cert UWS

G. Estermann, MSc Vienna

T. Fujioka, BSc MSc Osaka

R. Fraser, BTech BSc Flinders

S. Giger, Vordiplom MSc ETH Zürich

C. Gregory, BSc Monash, BSc (Hons) ANU

J. Hauser, Vordiplom BS MS, ETH

J. Hiess, BSc (Hons) Canterbury

R. Ickert, MSc (Hons) Simon Fraser University

F. Jenner, BSc (Hons) Oxf Brookes

R.C. Joannes-Boyau, MSc University-Bordeaux , France

A. Kallio, MSc Helsinki

N. Keller, MSc ETH

I. Kovacs, MSc Eötvös

K. Lilly, BSc (Hons) ANU

A. Lyman, BSc MSc Arizona State

G. Mallman, BA MS Brazil

I. McCulloch, BSc UNSW, GradDip ANU

M. Miller, BA Whitter, MSc Columbia NY , MEng Cornell NY

M. O'Byrne, BSc (Hons), Grad Dip ANU

T. Prastowo, BSc ITS, MSc ITB

D. Qu, Petroleum Inst Jianghan, MSc Academy of Sciences China

D. Robinson, BSc (Hons) Flinders, Grad Cert UWS

A. Rosenthal, MSc, University in Freiberg , Germany

A. Sadekov , BC MG Moscow State

E. Saygin, BSc Istanbul Technical

M. Smith, BSc UNSW

P.J. Smythe, BSc, University of Wollongong

H. Sparks, BSc UBC, BSc (Hons) ANU

N. Tailby, BSc (Hons) ANU

J. Trotter, BSc MSc Macquarie

D. Valente, BSc (Hons) La Trobe

D. Viete, BSc BE (Hons) Monash

G. Webb, BSc (Hons) Adelaide

D. Wood, BSc Monash

Y. Zhou, BSc MSc Chengdu Inst Tech


MPhil Candidates

I. Itikarai, BSc UPNG Papua New Guinea


Honours Students

C. Mexted-Freeman

A. Papuc

R. Ruddick



B. Ayling – Seasonal Paleoclimates of the MIS 5E, 9 and 11 Interglacials, Using Geochemical Proxies in Porites and Tridacna. Supervisor: Prof M. McCulloch. Advisors: Prof B. Pillans, Dr P. Hearty, Dr M. Gagan, Prof J. Chappell.

T. Fujioka – Development of In-situ Cosmogenic 21Ne Exposure Dating, and Dating of Australian Arid Landforms by Combined Stable and Radioactive In-situ Cosmogenic Nuclides. Supervisor: Prof J. Chappell, Dr M. Honda. Advisor: Prof L.K. Fifield, Dr F. Fabel, Dr T. Barrows.

F. Jenner – The Geochemistry of early Archean basic and ultrabasic rocks from southern west Greenland : Tectonic setting and mantle source evolution. Supervisor: Dr V. Bennett, Dr A. Nutman. Advisor: Dr G. Yaxley, Dr A.J. Crawford.

A. Lyman – Effects of Rheology and surface soildfication on the emplacement of channelized lava flows. Supervisor: Prof R. Griffiths, Dr R. Kerr. Advisor: Dr W. Johnson

M. Miller – Four_Dimensional Structral Evolution of the Western Pacific Convergent Margin Based on Seismic Tomography and Palaeographic. Supervisor: Prof G. Lister, Dr W.J. Dunlap. Advisor: Prof M. Harrison, Dr L. Moresi, Prof B.L.N Kennett.

M. Smith – Towards a Geochronology for Long-Term Landscape Evolution, Northwestern New South Wales . Advisor: Prof B. Pillans, Dr K.G. McQueen, Dr W.J. Dunlap, Dr S.M. Hill.

J. Trotter – Conodont Geochemistry – proxies for understanding palaeoenvironments, bioevents and geoevents of the Palaeozic. Supervisor: Prof M. McCulloch, Prof P. De Deckker, Dr S. Eggins Advisor: Dr C. Barnes, Dr R.S. Nicoll, Prof J. Chappell.


Student Scholarships and Fellowships

A.L. Hales Honours Year Scholarship: Not Awarded.

Mervyn and Katalin Paterson Fellowship: I. Kovacs

Robert Hill Memorial Prize: F. Reith

A.E. Ringwood Scholarship: R. Ickert

John Conrad Jaeger Scholarship: S. Barker


Summer Research Scholarships

H. Doyle ( Otago University , New Zealand ) under the supervision of Dr M. Ellwood

D. Gaetijens (The Flinders University, South Australia) under the supervision of Prof M. McCulloch, Dr S. Eggins.

M. Laird ( University of Canterbury , New Zealand ) under the supervision of Prof J. Chappell, Dr P. Treble.

H. Rogers ( University of Canterbury , New Zealand ) under the supervision of Prof G. Lister, Dr V. Bennett, Dr T. Ireland

K. Stewart ( Australian National University , Canberra ) under the supervision of Dr A. Hogg, Dr G. Hughes.


Student Internships

M. Ayling of Victoria University of Wellington . Supervisor: Dr S. Eggins

R. Bailey of Australian National University . Supervisor: Dr T. Ireland, Dr J. Mavrogenes

C. Bolton of Australian National University . Supervisor: Dr E. Rhodes

S. Hui of Australian National University . Supervisor: Dr J.A. Mavrogenes

J. Hughes of Australian National University . Supervisor: Prof J.M.A. Chappell

J. Lapwood of University of Canterbury Supervisor: Prof B.L.N. Kennett

J. Lapwood of University of Canterbury . Supervisor: Prof B.L.N. Kennett

T. Kelly of University of Tasmania . Supervisor: Prof R. Grün

J. Roberston of University of Otago . Supervisor Prof G. Lister

J. Van Jaarsveld of Technische Universiteit Eindhoven . Supervisor: Prof R. Griffiths


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Executive Officer

Michael Avent Grad Cert Mgmnt, Grad Dip Admin, University of Canberra (from 6 February 2006 )

Kerryn Jackson (to 25 February 2006 )


Executive Assistant to the Director

Marilee Farrer (from 25 July 2006 )

Vivien Gleeson (to 1 July 2006 )


Building and Facilities Officer

Eric Ward, Cert V Frontline Management, Quest/ANU


Finance Officers

Teresa Heyne, (Operations) BComm, Deakin University (from 20 February 2006 )

Lisa Pope, (Grants) BComm (MgmtSci), University of Canberra


Human Resources Officer

Jennifer Nott, B. Education, University of Canberra (from 29 May 2006 )

Monica Murphy (to May 2006)


Student Officer & Human Resource Assistant

Nathalie Garrido, Cert III Tourism & Events Management, CIT (from 24 July 2006 )

Jennifer Talbot (to May 2006)


Information Technology

Duncan Bolt, BSc University of Sydney

Brad Ferguson, BDesign(Phot) CIT


Receptionist & Finance Assistant

Natalie Fearon (from May 2006)

Coralie Cullen (to 7 April 2006 )


Area Administrators

Earth Chemistry – Robyn Petch

Earth Environment – Susanne Hutchinson, BA, La Trobe University (from 31 July 2006 )

Kristy Stubbs (to 31 May 2006 )

Earth Materials – Kay Provins

Earth Physics – Denise Steele (from 6 July 2006 )

Anna Osterberg (to 9 March 2006 )

Jenny Nieto (to 1 April 2006 - 25 May 2006 )

Danica Fouracre (Kurt Lambeck), BEnv.Des, BA (Hons), University of WA (from 10 July 2006 )


School Librarian

Chris Harney, Dip CIT , BA (Communications Information) University of Canberra


Technical Officers

Charlotte Allen , AB Princeton MSc Oregon , PhD VirginiaTech

James Arnold, BSc Sydney, GradDip CCAE (to 5 October 2006 )

Anthony Beasley, AssocDip CIT

Brent Butler, Cert III Mechanical Engineering Sydney Institute

Zane Bruce, BSc PhD Canterbury (to 9 July 2006 )

Joseph Cali, BAppSc QIT

David Cassar (Trainee)

David Clark

Wayne Cook, Cert Geoscience (field hands) CIT, BSc ANU (from 3 July 2006 )

Derek Corrigan

Joan Cowley, BSc ANU

Daniel Cummins, (Trainee)

Jingming Duan, BE DUT, MSc Murdoch

John D. Fitz Gerald, BSc James Cook, PhD Monash

Alan Forster

John Foster, BSc Sydney, MSc PhD ANU

Daniel J Hunt, Adv Diploma Mechanical Engineering (Trainee, from 4 December 2006 )

Ben Jenkins, BSc UTS, PhD ANU

Damien Kelleher, AssocDip Cartog CIT

Leslie Kinsley, BSc GradDipSc ANU

Harri Kokkonen, BAppSc CCAE

Clementine Krayshek (to 30 June 2006 )

Andrew Latimore

Christopher Morgan (to 18 February 2006 )

Graham. Mortimer, BSc PhD Adelaide

Charles Norris, BSc ANU

Shane Paxton

Anthony Percival

Jean-Pierre Robbie (to 21 January 2006 )

Craig Saint

Scott Savage

Norman Schram, Dip EIE SAIT

Dean Scott

Heather Scott-Gagan, BSc Sydney

James Shelley, MSc Canterbury (to 18 November 2006 )

Stefan Sirotjuk, AssocDip TAFE

Brendan Taylor

David Thomson

Carlyle Were

Lara Weston (to 19 March 2006 )

Andrew Welsh, BAppSc CCAE

Andrew Wilson

Geoffrey Woodward

Igor Yatsevich, BEng Tashkent Polytec Inst, PhD Russian Academy of Sciences

Xiaodong Zhang, PhD LaTrobe


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