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Callum Bonnar

Petroleum Acids in Western Australian Asphaltenes

Supervisor: Prof Kliti Grice, Dr Alan Scarlett

Email: callum.bonnar@student.curtin.edu.au

Matthew Campbell

Sulfur cycling in microbialites- Shark Bay, WA and Lake Clifton

Supervisors: Prof Kliti Grice, A/Prof Marco Coolen

Associate supervisor: Professor Lorenz Schwark

Funding

Email: matthew.a.campbell@student.curtin.edu.au

Jaime Rafael Cesar Colmenares

Fundamental discrimination between fluids originating in the Triassic Mungaroo Formation coals vs. other candidate source rocks of Jurassic age

Supervisors: Prof Kliti Grice, Dr Andrew Murray and Dr Ines Melendez (Woodside)

Funding

Curtin/Woodside/CIRTS

Email: j.cesarcol@student.curtin.edu.au

Darren Cheah

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

Supervisors: A/Prof. Marco Coolen, Prof. Kliti Grice

 

Yalimay Mercedes Jimenez de Duarte

Innovative age discrimination and petroleum assessment in sub-basins of North West Shelf, Western Australia

Supervisors: Prof Kliti Grice and A/Prof. Marco Coolen

Email: yalimayjimenez@gmail.com

Calum Fox

Recovery of the Triassic-Jurassic Mass Extinction Event

Supervisors: Prof Kliti Grice, A/Prof Marco Coolen

Associate Supervisor: A/Prof Jessica Whiteside

Funding

ARC Linkage (Woodside), CIRTS

Email: C.Fox@postgrad.curtin.edu.au

Hendrik Grotheer

Novel techniques in organic geochemistry applied to Australian resources

Supervisors: Prof Kliti Grice, Dr Paul Greenwood (UWA)

Funding

CSIRO/Cluster/ WA-OIGC

Writing up PhD thesis.

Email: h.grotheer@student.curtin.edu.au

Nannan He

Sulfur circulation study in oil and related rocks through Isotope analysis

Supervisors: Prof Kliti Grice, Dr Paul Greenwood, A/Prof Marco Coolen

Email: nannan.rainbow@gmail.com

Funding:  China-Australia Scholarship (4 years)

Shaojie Li

Isotopic Dating Oil Generation and Charge Events in McArthur (Australia) and Sichuan (China) Basin

Supervisors: Xuan-Ce Wang, Svetlana Tessalina, Chris elders, Keyu Liu

Funding 

ARC Future fellow project and PetroChina funded project

Email: shaojie.li1@postgrad.curtin.edu.au

Sureyya Kose

Molecular, isotopic and genetic composition of microbialites: Modern and ancient analogues

Supervisors: Prof Kliti Grice, A/Prof Marco Coolen, Prof Lorenz Schwark

Funding

APA/CUPS/WA-OIG and collaboration with Fiona Stanley Hospital

Email: sureyya.kose@postgrad.curtin.edu.au

Aileen Mirasol-Robert

Field characterisation of Australian gold deposits

Supervisors: Professor Campbell McCuaig (Centre for Exploration Targeting, UWA), Dr Paul Greenwood (UWA), Professor Kliti Grice (Curtin University), Dr Caroline Jaraula (Curtin University)

Abstract

Field Characterisation of Australian gold deposits. This PhD project is part of the CSIRO National Research Flagship “Minerals Down Under” – Organic Geochemistry of Mineral Systems Cluster. The focus is on the field characterisation of Australian gold deposits. This research aims to investigate the role of organic matter in the actual source, transport and deposition of gold.

Funding

“Minerals Down Under” – Organic Geochemistry of Mineral Systems Cluster led by Curtin University, IPRIS scholarship (University of Western Australia)

Writing up PhD thesis.

Email: 21100691@student.uwa.edu.au

Kuldeep Dilip More

Virus-plankton interactions during long-term changes in climate influenced lake and marine settings

Supervisors: A/Prof Marco Coolen, Prof Kilti Grice

Associate supervisor: Dr Jennifer McIlwain

Funding

CIRTS/WA-OIG

Email: K.More@postgrad.curtin.edu.au

Chloé Plet

Early diagenetic processes associated with preservation of organic matter in concretions from the Early Toarcian
anoxic event (SW Germany) and modern microbialites (Western Australia): A combined organic and inorganic
geochemical approaches

Supervisors: Prof Kliti Grice, Prof Lorenz Schwark, A/Prof Marco Coolen

Funding

ARC DORA (Grice), EAOG travel award/CIRTS

PhD Submitted.

Email: chloe.plet@student.curtin.edu.au

Mattia Saccò

Unravelling the food-web structure of the subterranean invertebrate communities of arid zone Western Australia

Supervisor: Dr Alison Blyth

Co-supervisor: Dr Philip Bateman, Prof Kliti Grice

Email: mattia.sacco@postgrad.curtin.edu.au

Bettina Schaefer

The End Cretaceous Mass Extinction Event – Recovery and Evolution of Life

Supervisors: Prof Kliti Grice, A/Prof Marco Coolen

Funding

APA/CUPS/WA-OIG

Email: bettina.schaefer@postgrad.curtin.edu.au

Chunhua Shi

New methods research of source-hydrocarbon correlation under high maturity: The Neoproterozoic Dengying hydrocarbon reservoir from the Sichuan Basin, southwestern China

Supervisors: Prof Jian Cao, Prof Wenxuan, Prof Kliti Grice

Email: chunhua.shi@curtin.edu.au

Gemma Spaak

Combined novel organic and inorganic geochemical studies for oil-source and paleoenvironmental correlations applied to Paleozoic petroleum systems

Supervisors: Prof Kliti Grice, A/Prof Marco Coolen, (associate supervisors Dr Dianne Edwards – Geoscience Australia, Dr Anaïs Pagès – CSIRO/Curtin)

Funding

ARC DORA (Grice), CIRTS

Danlei Wang

Source-rocks and Petroleum Associated with the End-Cretaceous Mass Extinction Event

Supervisors: Prof Kliti Grice, A/Prof Marco Coolen

Funding:  China-Australia Scholarship (4 years)

Email: wang.danlei@outlook.com

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
A/Supervisor: Prof Jean-Philippe Croue