Educating the next generation of geologists

This is an edited extract of a keynote presentation originally delivered at the Tenth International Mining Geology Conference in 2017- Australia has a long tradition of providing high-quality geoscience programs to prepare graduates for entry to the workforce or undertake […]

MinEx CRC launches

The Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan, announced $50 million of Australian Government funding for MinEx CRC. MinEx CRC is a major endeavour comprising: $50M cash from the […]

What is the threat of a tsunami to the Sydney harbour?

You may not normally associate the NSW coastline with tsunami threats. However, using modelling, UON PhD candidate Kaya Wilson and supervisor Dr Hannah Power, are generating potential tsunami events in the Sydney Harbour and are predicting what conditions and impacts […]

Structural Geology – South Coast excursion 2018

Our yearly excursion to the South Coast for GEOS2190 Structural Geology was a great success. Thanks to Murray Kendall for assisting in the field and food making. Thanks to the Beachcomber caravan park for the friendly venue, and thanks to […]

Long-term immersion exposure of perlite–aluminium syntactic foam in seawater

Our corrosion study has been published in the Journal of Composite Materials. Abstract Perlite–metal syntactic foam is a novel lightweight material with good specific strength and excellent energy absorption capabilities. To analyse its suitability in marine applications, perlite–metal syntactic foam has […]

Drawing 3D geological structures with sketchup

I discovered this week-end that it is possible to script sketchup, an application to draw objects in 3D. Here is a first test with two semi-transparent inclined planes, and their intersection lineation. The possibility to use scripts instead of the […]

What is Earth Science?

Tom Doyle attended the University of Newcastle Central Coast open day as a representative of Earth Science. Tom’s presentation was well received by students and peers generating an interest in all facets of Earth Science. If you would like to […]

Another way to look at strain

Here is another way to look at strain from PIV analysis of analogue models. After computing all the spatial derivatives of the velocity or incremental displacements field, the 2D small strain tensor can be assembled. Below I calculated the principal […]

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