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Darren Cheah - Writing up

Heterogeneity of microbial genomes and biochemical functionality in relation to source rock maturity and provenance and petroleum deterioration in the deep subsurface

Supervisor: A/Prof. Marco Coolen

Co-supervisor: Prof. Kliti Grice

Funding: ARC Linkage

 

Carmelo Chiappalone

Advancement in analytical methodologies for generating accurate air emissions data from industrial sources

Supervisor: Prof. Kliti Grice

Co-supervisor: Adjunct A/Prof. Marisa Ioppolo-Armanios

Funding: Self-funded

 

Alejandra del Nogal

Mulu Cave Stalagmite Molecular Record Quaternary Ecosystem Climate Interactions

Supervisor: Prof. Kliti Grice

Co-supervisors: A/Prof. Marco Coolen, Adjunct Prof. Clem Kuek (Miri campus)

Funding: Curtin – Malaysia Research Institute (CMRI) Top-Down PhD Grant 2017

Md Akthar-E Ekram

The Lake Towuti Drilling Project: 600 kyrs of biodiversity changes in Southeast Asia recorded through ancient sedimentary DNA genotyping

Supervisor: A/Prof. Marco Coolen

Co-supervisor: Prof. Kliti Grice

Funding: ARC Discovery and Curtin Start-up

Sohaib Naseer Quraish

Recovery of the deep biosphere at the Chicxulub Impact Crater

Supervisor: A/Prof. Marco Coolen

Co-supervisor: Prof. Kliti Grice

Funding: ARC Discovery (Grice, Coolen, Summons)

Rajani Balkrishna Rao

Microbial biodiversity, biogeochemical and biotechnological properties of Mulu Cave systems

Supervisor: A/Prof. Marco Coolen

Co-supervisors: Adjunct Prof. Clem Kuek (Miri campus), Prof. Kliti Grice

Funding: Curtin – Malaysia Research Institute (CMRI) Top-Down PhD Grant

Francis Spilsbury

Fish Fingerprints; Signatures of Oil Contamination

Supervisor: A/Prof. Monique Gagnon

Co-supervisor: Prof. Kliti Grice

Funding: ARC Linkage (Gagnon, Grice and Rowland)

Sebastian Stanley

Investigating the Impact of Bushfires on Australian Petroglyphs

Supervisor: Prof. Kliti Grice,

Co-supervisors: A/Prof. Marco Coolen, Prof. Ben Mullins, Adjunct A/Prof. Marisa Ioppolo-Armanios, Prof. Katy Evans

Funding: APA Equivalent Targeted

Takashi Taniwaki

High-Resolution petroleum source rock characterization by integrating multiple geological aspects such as organic geochemistry, sedimentology and stratigraphy. Development of a new insight for exploration play analyses and petroleum system investigations.

Supervisor: Prof. Kliti Grice

Co-supervisor: Prof. Chris Elders

Funding: Inpex, industry funded

Madison Tripp

Processes leading to exceptional soft-tissue preservation in Mazon Creek (Carboniferous) concretions: A combined palaeontological, organic and inorganic geochemical approach

Supervisor: Prof. Kliti Grice

Co-supervisor: A/Prof. Marco Coolen

Funding: APA equivalent

Danlei Wang

Biomarkers and Genomics of the End-Cretaceous Mass Extinction Event

Supervisor: Prof. Kliti Grice

Co-supervisor: A/Prof. Marco Coolen

Funding:  China-Australia Scholarship (4 years), ARC Discovery (Grice, Coolen and Summons)

Cornelia Wuchter

Living and dying under high stress: geobiochemical aspects of fossilization and environmental drivers shaping flexibility of carbon-utilization of plants in saline environments.

Supervisor: Prof. Kliti Grice

Co-supervisor: Prof. Laco Mucina

Funding: WA-OIGC