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Current activities:
Ultrafine fraction soils for mineral exploration, active/smart sampling for exploration, gas geochemistry for exploration through cover, commercialisation of UltraFine+, continental scale hydrogeochemistry, rapid and field portable sampling and analysis for greenfields mineral exploration, role of fungi in the transformation of gold.
Past President of the Association of Applied Geochemists (Chair Awards and Medals Committee), Executive Board member of Earth Science Western Australia, Member of Geoconferences WA subcomittee.

Sept 2011 -June 2014 Stream Leader (Education and Analytical Services)
Responsibilities: Manage projects and project leaders, reporting, project delivery and the stream budget. Run seminars, Interns, promotion activities and develop Advanced Characterisation services.

Aug 2011 - Oct 2014 Research Team Leader
Responsibilities: Manage Aqueous Geochemistry research team members (5-8) for capability development and deployment, annual performance, HSE and routine approvals.

Research Scientist and Laboratory Manager
Projects: Uranium hydrogeochemistry, biogeochemistry and mechanisms of metal migration in soils, evolution of SO4 and NO3 related to sulfide weathering, monitoring techniques for carbon capture and storage in soil and groundwater, micro- and nano-crystal formation to simulate natural metal enrichment zones in soils and saprolite, regional hydrogeochemical mapping, hydrogeochemistry near trace metal rich soils and rocks, predictive modeling of lithology using plant and soil chemistry, hydropedology of the WA wheat belt including studies on acid water and acid sulfate sediments, development and assessment of novel approaches to soil characterisation by soil partial extractions, reactive transport modeling of trace metal mobility related to saprolite weathering reactions.
Skills: Laboratory management, General soils, regolith and water laboratory techniques, Ion Chromatography, Infrared Mineral Analyzer (ASD), C and S combustion analyzer, Scanning Electron Microscopy.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2007

    PhD Applied Geology (Geochemistry)
    Curtin University

  • 2002

    MSc Soil Science
    University of Tennessee

  • 2000

    BSc Plant and Soil Science
    University of Tennessee

We have publications by Dr Ryan Noble