People - Macquarie University Planetary Research Centre

People - Macquarie University Planetary Research Centre

The Planetary Research Centre spans across 4 departments, and has an open-door policy to all researchers, from undergraduates to senior staff, interested in planetary science problems. Here are some of the participants:

Name Department Research areas
A/Prof. Craig O’Neill, Director Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences Interior evolution of planets.
Dr. Bruce Schaefer, Deputy Director Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences Geochemistry of planetary building blocks.
A/Prof. Tracy Rushmer Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences Deformation of planetary materials, core formation.
Prof. Simon Turner Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences U-series systematics of meteoritic and terrestrial material.
Prof. Stephen Foley Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences High-pressure experiments on planetary interiors.
A/Prof. Simon Clark Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences High-pressure experiments, synchotron.
Prof. Simon George Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences Biomarkers of earliest life.
Prof. Martin Kennedy Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences Signatures of life and biocycles in the geological record.
Dr. Juan Carlos Afonso Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences Planetary geophysics and modelling.
A/Prof. Sandra Piazolo Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences Rheological behaviour of planetary material and ices.
Prof. Orsola De Marco Department of Physics & Astronomy Interactions between planets and stars.
Prof. Mark Wardle Department of Physics & Astronomy Formation of planetary systems.
Dr. Christian Schwab Department of Physics & Astronomy Detection of and characterisation of exoplanets.
Prof. Michael Heimlich Department of Engineering Communications systems, power management, and robotics.
Dr. David Inglis Department of Engineering Microfluidics, mechatronics and robotics.
Dr. Michael Chang Department of Environmental Sciences Remote sensing, GIS, Synthetic aperture radar.
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