School: School of Earth Sciences
Address: The University of Western Australia, (M006) 35 Stirling Highway Perth WA 6009
Office Phone: +61 8 64887139
Mobile Phone: +61 430110332
Nico completed his Ph.D between the University of Paris 6 and the University of Sydney in 2006. During his PhD studies, he conducted competitive and interdisciplinary research, combining hard-rock field geology, structural geology, and petrography with cutting edge analytical techniques including high-resolution synchrotron microfluorescence X techniques for the analysis of single fluid inclusions. He applied this multidisciplinary approach to characterised and model the geometry and hydrodynamics of a Mesoarchean plumbing system in the Pilbara, to constrain the scale and magnitude of fluid circulations, their relationships with Archaean crustal geodynamics and their impact on the formation of ore deposits.
From 2006 to late 2007 he spent 18 months expanding his skills and experience in mineral exploration as a structural geologist for Mercator Gold Australia. he joined the CET in October 2007 and is currently the Hamond and Nisbet fellow.