School: School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting
Address: The University of Western Australia (M006), 35 Stirling Highway,6009 Perth, Australia
I came to Australia as a post-doctoral research fellow to work on the effects of point defect chemistry on the strength of quartz at Monash University after completing my a PhD involving transmission electron microscopy of deformed quartz. I joined the CSIRO Division of Geomechanics in 1984 where I learnt about bifurcations, instabilities and localisation of deformation; fragmentation and jointing; computational modelling of coupled deformation-fluid flow-heat transport-chemical reactions; and their application for industry. I joined the University of Western Australia in 2011, being immediately involved in multiscale dynamics and ore deposits.