Speaker:  Professor Martin Van Kranendonk, Director of the Australian Centre for Astrobiology, UNSW

Abstract:  This seminar will present ideas to Think Big!

Bio:  Martin Van Kranendonk was born and trained in Canada, receiving his PhD in 1992 and then undertaking a post-doc position at the Geological Survey of Canada from 1992-1994. In 1994, Martin moved to Australia as an ARC post-doctoral fellow at the University of Newcastle, where he commenced research on the Pilbara. He then joined the Geological Survey of Western Australia in 1997, where he worked for 15 years until the start of 2012 when he accepted a position as Professor of Geology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Director of the Australian Centre for Astrobiology, Martin is a leading world expert on the early history of the Earth, including the habitats and metabolisms of the earliest traces of life, mechanisms of crust formation, and Archean tectonics. Martin has appeared on numerous television and radio documentaries on early Earth and has been involved in educational outreach programs for school children and the general public.

About JKMRC Friday Seminars 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Series of the JKMRC Friday Seminars.  The list of presentations will aim to cover a range of topics related to the minerals sector from decision making in exploration, new mineral processing technologies, social licence to operate and mine closure.

The JKMRC Friday Seminars will be presented both in person, at the Indooroopilly Mine Site Lecture Theatre, and also as webinar.  Registration for the webinar is required and can be made via the registration link in each seminar overview.

A large number of past webinars can be accessed on the SMI website: https://smi.uq.edu.au/webinars

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