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Awards

Student awards

  • 2016: Sureyya Kose best PhD student presentation award at the 16th Australian Organic Geochemistry conference
  • 2016: Calum Fox best PhD student presentation award at the 16th Australian Organic Geochemistry conference
  • 2016: Gemma Spaak best PhD student poster award at the 16th Australian Organic Geochemistry conference
  • 2016/2017: Sureyya Kose awarded a summer scholarship to attend the ‘Summer Institute Statistical Genetics’ Brisbane.
  • 2015: Gemma Spaak (500 Euros, best poster for early career researcher at the International Meeting of Organic Geochemistry, Prague, September 2015=http://www.imog2015.org/), Kliti Grice, Dianne Edwards: Oil family identification in the Canning Basin WA using two dimensional gas chromatography in comparison to one dimensional gas chromatography.
  • 2015: Aileen Robert (500 Euros, best oral presentation by a PhD student at the International Meeting of Organic Geochemistry, Prague, September 2015=http://www.imog2015.org/), Hendrik Grotheer, Paul Greenwood, Lorenz Schwark, Julian Bourdet, Kliti Grice, Campbell McCuaig: Carbonaceous and Organic Matter in Orogenic Gold (Au) Systems: Investigating the role of organics in Au mineralisation
  • 2014: Chloe Plet European Association of Organic Geochemistry travel scholarship
  • 2012: Ines Melendez Awarded a PhD Top-Up scholarship from AINSE/ANSTO.
  • 2012: Ines Melendez Awarded a EAOG travel grant ($3,000 EUROS) to carry out GC-MRM on biomarkers associated with end-Devonian and end-Permian extinctions with Prof. Roger Summons at MIT, USA.
  • 2011: Anaïs Pagés awarded best overall presentation in isotope category (early career < 5 years since PhD) at the 11th Australasian Environmental Isotope Conference & 4th Australasian Hydrogeology Research Conference, Cairns, July 2011.
  • 2011: Kagi & Alexander prize to Birgit Nabbefeld for best peer-reviewed journal article in Department of Chemistry published in 2010. B. Nabbefeld, K. Grice, R.J.Twitchett, R.E. Summons, L. Hays, M.E. Böttcher, A. Muhammad (2010) An integrated biomarker, isotopic and palaeoenvironmental study through the Late Permian event at Lusitaniadalen, Spitsbergen Earth and Planetary Science Letters 291, 84-96. ERA A*.
  • 2011: Christiane Eiserbeck runner up for the best student presentation at the ANZMS conference, Fremantle.
  • 2010: Ines Melendez won best student presentation at the Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference
  • 2010: Hayden McKenna Awarded Geotechnical Services Prize for Best Student at Honours level
  • 2010: Mojgan Ladjavardi awarded a Top-Up Scholarship from the Australia-China Natural Gas Technology Partnership Fund.
  • 2009: Luc Fusetti awarded a letter of Commendation from the Chancellor of Curtin University for an outstanding PhD thesis. This PhD was conducted under the Cotutelle agreement. Luc was awarded a PhD from University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France and Curtin University.
  • 2009: Christiane Eiserbeck jointly awarded best overall student presentation in isotope category at the 10th Australasian Environmental Isotope Conference & 3rd Australasian Hydrogeology Research Conference, Perth, 1-3 Dec 2009.
  • 2009: Ercin Maslen awarded best overall poster presentation in isotope category at the 10th Australasian Environmental Isotope Conference & 3rd Australasian Hydrogeology Research Conference, Perth, 1-3 Dec 2009.
  • 2009: Christiane Eiserbeck awarded EAOG travel grant ($4,000 EUROS) to carry out GC X GC TOF on higher plant biomarkers with WHOI (Robert Nelson).
  • 2008: Christian Hallmann – Best poster award AOGC 2008 (Adelaide)
  • 2007: Christian Hallmann – PESA Federal Postgraduate Scholarship.
  • 2007: Christian Hallmann – AAPG Grant-in-Aid, Geoservices Award (EAOG Travel Scholarship).
  • 2007: Christiane Eiserbeck – WA: ERA scholarship for PhD research.
  • 2006: Luc Fusetti – Special travel grant from the French Embassy and the Australian Academy of Science.
  • 2006: Luc Fusetti – PhD prestigious scholarship under Cotutelle scheme (France-Australia).
  • 2006: Pia Atahan – Best student oral paper at the combined national conference of the Australian Organic Geochemists and Natural Organic Matter Interest Group.
  • 2006: Amy Bowater – WA: ERA scholarship for PhD research.
  • 2006: Stephen Fenton – Runner-up for best student oral paper at the combined national conference of the Australian Organic Geochemists and Natural Organic Matter Interest Group.
  • 2006: Amy Bowater – Best student poster at the combined national conference of the Australian Organic Geochemists and Natural Organic Matter Interest Group.
  • 2004: Daniel Dawson – Best student oral paper at the combined national conference of the Australian Organic Geochemists and the International Humic Substances Society.
  • 2003: Daniel Dawson – Scholarship to attend and deliver a paper at the 5th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry.
  • 2000: Daniel Dawson – Swan Brewery prize for best research project in 3rd year.
  • 2002: Daniel Dawson – Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia prize for honours research.

Staff Awards

  • 2017: Kliti Grice – The Morrison Medal and Lecture – Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry.
  • 2016: Kliti Grice – Gibb Maitland Medal from Geological Society of Australia for substantial and sustained contributions to the resources sector of Western Australia.
  • 2014: Professor Kliti Grice awarded Australian Organic Geochemistry medal for lifetime achievement in Organic Geochemistry
  • 2014: Professor Kliti Grice awarded John Curtin Distinguished Professor
  • 2013: Kliti Grice Runner- Up for John de Laeter Research Leadership award
  • 2013: Kliti Grice Honorary Fellow of the Geochemical Society and European Association of Geochemistry
  • 2012: Kliti Grice – Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Environmental Chemistry medal.
  • 2012: Top two most cited articles in the field since published:
    Grice K, Lu H, Zhou Y, Stuart-Williams H, Farquhar GD: Phytochemistry; 2008 69, 2807-14. Biosynthetic and environmental effects on the stable carbon isotopic compositions of anteiso- (3-methyl) and iso- (2-methyl) alkanes in tobacco leaves.
    Zhou Y, Grice K, Stuart-Williams H, Farquhar GD, Hocart CH, Lu H, Liu W: Phytochemistry; 2010 71, 388-403. Biosynthetic origin of the saw-toothed profile in delta(13)C and delta(2)H of n-alkanes and systematic isotopic differences between n-, iso- and anteiso-alkanes in leaf waxes of land plants.
  • 2011: Kliti Grice – Highest RPI by Faculty, Faculty of Science and Engineering 2010.
  • 2011: Ms. Tanya Chambers research support award presented by the Vice Chancellor.
  • 2011: “Top most cited article of 10 in the same field since 2005” published in Science. Grice K, Cao C, Love GD, Böttcher ME, Twitchett RJ, Grosjean E, Summons RE, Turgeon SC, Dunning W, Jin Y: Photic zone euxinia during the Permian-Triassic superanoxic event. Science; 2005 Feb 4;307(5710):706-9.
  • 2011: Kliti Grice, Birgit Nabbefeld and Ercin Maslen 2007 Source and Significance of Selected Polycyclic aromatic Hydrocarbons in Sediments (Hovea-3 well, Perth Basin, Western Australia) Spanning the Permian-Triassic Boundary. Organic Geochemistry. 38, 1795-1803. 1 of the “Top-50 most cited articles” published in Organic Geochemistry January 2006 – February 2011. 2011 European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna.
  • 2010: Kliti Grice – A finalist for VC’s award for Excellence and Innovation.
    http://vcawards.curtin.edu.au/finalists-and-winners/
  • 2010: Kate Trinajstic – Early Career Prime Minister’s Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year.
    www.scienceinpublic.com.au/prime-ministers-prize/pmphysical
  • 2010: Kliti Grice – Highest RPI by Faculty, Faculty of Science and Engineering 2009.
  • 2009: K. Trinajstic and colleagues – Top Ten New Species Discovery Award, Presented by the International Institute for Species Exploration, Arizona University.
  • 2009: Kliti Grice – Senior Researcher of the Year award, Curtin University, Division of Engineering, Science and Computing.
  • 2007: Kliti Grice – The Young Researcher of the Year award (under 40), Curtin University, Division of Engineering, Science and Computing.
  • 2007: Kate Trinajstic – Whitley Award (highly commended) technical writing.
  • 2003: Kate Trinajstic – Dorothy Hill Award presented by the Australian Academy of Sciences.
  • 2002: Kliti Grice – JG Russel Award, Australian Academy of Science.
  • 2002: Kliti Grice – Dean’s Medallion for Emerging Research Effort, Division of Engineering and Science, Curtin University.
  • 2001: Kliti Grice – International Pieter Schenck Award for outstanding contributions in Organic Geochemistry. www.eaog.org
  • 2000: Kate Trinajstic – The Australian Geological Survey Organization Millennium Award.