PROF DAVID PHILLIPS

PROF DAVID PHILLIPS

Positions

  • Noble Gas Geochronology and Geochemistry (Economic Geology, Volcanism)

Overview

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  • Professor Phillips is Head of School in the School of Earth Sciences and Director of the School's Noble Gas Laboratory. Prof Phillips uses the 40Ar/39Ar geochronology method as a tool for determining the ages and thermal histories of geological samples. Recent research in this field has focussed on the timing and formation of ore deposits, particularly gold and diamond deposits, and the dating of young volcanic rocks less than 1 million years in age. Prof Phillips is also an expert on diamonds, mineral inclusions in diamonds and diamond host rocks, kimberlites and lamproites.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australian Geological Society. Member of Professional Society 2010 -
  • Geochemical Society. Member of Professional Society 2004 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, Princeton University 1989
  • MSc, Rhodes University 1984
  • BSc, Rhodes University 1982

Awards and honors

  • Dean's Teaching Award (small class), The University of Melbourne, 2009

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Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Prof Phillips uses the 40Ar/39Ar geochronology method as a tool for determining the ages and thermal histories of geological samples. Possible research projects available for supervision will involve research on questions focussed on the timing and formation of ore deposits, particularly gold and diamond deposits, and the dating of young volcanic rocks less than 1 million years in age.