Curtin University has appointed distinguished geoscientist Professor Andrew Putnis as the new Director of The Institute for Geoscience Research (TIGeR). Professor Putnis was previously Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Munster, Germany, and Lecturer in Earth Sciences at Cambridge University.
“TIGeR’s role is to promote research excellence and enhance the national and international profile of Curtin Geosciences,” Professor Putnis said. “I’m thrilled to be leading this institute in its multi-scale, multi-disciplinary approach integrating the latest technology with collection data from across the world.”
The first of a series of international TIGeR conferences will be held at Curtin in September with the theme ‘Key issues in fluid-rock interaction: from the nano to the macroscale’.
Professor Andris Stelbovics, Pro Vice-Chancellor Science and Engineering said the appointment strengthens TIGeR’s position as one of Curtin’s high-impact centres. “The team at TIGeR includes many of Curtin’s top researchers with proven track-records,” Professor Stelbovics said.
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