Since 2011, Professor O’Reilly has been Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems and previously, of the associated GEMOC National Key Centre since 1995.
Professor Griffin came to Australia in 1986 to join CSIRO, becoming Chief Research Scientist in a short time. He then helped to establish the GEMOC ARC Key Centre at Macquarie, and was the Leader of Industry Interaction and Technology Development.
Diamonds are produced in the mantle by super-high pressure which can be reached only under the very thick continents. The more ancient the continent, the more thicker the lithosphere and the more chances to have diamonds there.