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Mark Jessell

Winthrop Professor / WA Fellow

School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting

Contact details

Address
Robert Street Building, Rm 215
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)
School of Earth Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M006)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009

Phone
+618 6488 5803
+61 (0) 428 082 004

Email
mark.jessell@uwa.edu.au

Personal Profile

Research Output / Publications

Biography

I am a Professor and Western Australian Fellow at the Centre for Exploration Targeting at The University of Western Australia.

I studied up to MSc level in the UK, then moved to the USA to do a PhD, went to Melbourne to do a Postdoc and take up a teaching and research position at Monash University before moving to Toulouse, France where I had a position withe the Institute de Recherche pour le Developpement, and most recently came to Perth in 2013.

My scientific interests revolve around microstructure studies (the Elle platform), integration of geology and geophysics in 3D (the Loop/MinEx CRC project), and the tectonics and metallogenesis of the West African and Guyanese Cratons (WAXI SAXI). My recently completed Western Australian Fellowship was focused on improving the links between geological and geophysical data analysis in 3D via analysis of the geological and topological uncertainty. 

Roles and responsibilities

Research

Industrial relevance

The WAXI and SAXI projects are primarilly funded by AMIRA International industry consortiums, and the MinEx CRC is a partnership between industry and the Australian Government. The recently annouced DARE ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre brings together a diverse range of industry partners to work on analysing risk in a natural science context. I am also involved in a MRIWA industry/state government collaboration on the Paterson Orogen, and a follow-up project related to numerical and analogue modelling of Basins has just received ARC and MRIWA funding, with further industry support.

Teaching overview

I am involved in teaching microstructures and thegeological interpretation of geophsyical datasets.

Engagement

I regularly teach a course to professionals on the geological interpretation of regional geophysical datasets.

 

Click here to watch a video on the Capacity Building activities of WAXI.

Languages

English, French

 

 

PROJECT WEBSITES

 

The Data Analytics for Resources and Environments (DARE) Centre

 DARE

https://darecentre.org.au/


The West African eXploration Initiative (WAXI)

 

http://waxi2.org

 

The South American eXploration Initiative (SAXI)

 

http://saxiproject.org

 

The Loop consortium

 

http://loop3d.org
 

Mineral Exploration Cooperative Research Centre

 

http://MinExCRC.com.au

 

3D Geology Models

http://3dgeologymodel.xyz

 

Elle Numerical Simulation Platform

 

http://elle.ws

 

The Task Group on Tectonics and Structural Geology (TecTask)

http://www.tectask.org/