DR Tim Rawling

DR Tim Rawling


  • Application of digital technology to mineral and energy exploration (3D modelling, numerical simulation, mineral exploration, GIS, augmented reality)



  • Tim is the Director of Infrastructure Development with the Australian Geophysical Observing System (AGOS). His recent research has involved the development of regional/crustal-scale 3D and 4D geological models as well as new exploration methodologies involving 3D modeling and finite element simulation. Tim's background is in structural geology and IT and he has previously worked as a consultant exploration geologist, as the manager of the 3D modelling and simulation programs at GeoScience Victoria (DPI), as the MCA funded lecturer at the University of Melbourne, a commercial programmer and as a researcher at Monash University and the University of Arizona.   


Member of

  • Geological Society of Australia. Secretary Specialist Group in Structural Geology and Tectonics 2007 - 2012


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Education and training

  • PhD, Monash University 1998
  • MSc, Monash University 1993
  • BS, Monash University 1990

Awards and honors

  • VESKI Victoria Fellowship, VESKI, 2013
  • 2011 Stilwell Award (co-author), Geological Society of Australia, 2012



Available for supervision

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