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Tanner, Dominique Dr.

Lecturer

  • School of Earth & Environmental Sciences - Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health 2017 -

Overview


My research passion is using petrology and geochemistry to understand how magmatic and/or hydrothermal processes create economic concentrations of metals in the Earth’s crust. I use electron microscopy, mass spectrometry and spectroscopy to investigate metallogenesis and characterise complex mineral assemblages. 

I am passionate about promoting Earth sciences through tertiary education and outreach - I equally enjoy research and teaching.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research spans the realms of geochemistry, mineralogy and petrology, with a focus on ore-forming processes & igneous systems. The common theme amongst the research projects discussed below is using in situ analytical techniques to elucidate the chemical complexity in minerals. 

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Impact Story


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


    • Quartz chemistry to predict the provenance of sandstones
    • Trace element variability during diagenesis: a useful indicator for reservoir quality?
    • Using global datasets to determine the extent of mineral diffusion in mafic rocks
    • Strontium diffusion in layered intrusions: recalibrating magmatic stratigraphy
    • The trace element stratigraphy of the Lower Zone, Northern Bushveld Complex
    • The geochemistry of fluorite from the Okorusu deposit, Namibia
    • The mineralogy and geochemistry of Australian gem opals
    • The origin of secondary chrome spinel in the Merensky Reef, Western Bushveld Complex
    • Method development to enhance automation in quantitative EDS analysis of ore specimens for research

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Optical Dating of Middle and Upper Palaeolithic Deposits in the Altai, Siberia O'Gorman, Kieran

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Geochemistry, Australian National University, Research School of Earth Sciences, Thesis title: In situ mineral geochemistry as a guide to ore-forming processes 2010 - 2015
  • Bachelor of Science (First Class) in Geology, Australian National University, Department of Earth & Marine Sciences, Thesis title: The trace element geochemistry of silicates in the Bellevue Core 2006 - 2009

Teaching Overview


  • As well as conducting research, I am equally passionate about sharing my fascination with the Earth’s processes through tertiary education and outreach. I teach subjects related to geology, mineralogy and petrology and try to integrate technology enhanced learning into my subjects wherever possible.

Full Name


  • Dominique Tanner

Mailing Address


  • School of Earth & Environmental Sciences

    Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health

    University of Wollongong, Wollongong

    NSW

    2500

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research spans the realms of geochemistry, mineralogy and petrology, with a focus on ore-forming processes & igneous systems. The common theme amongst the research projects discussed below is using in situ analytical techniques to elucidate the chemical complexity in minerals. 

Selected Publications


Impact Story


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Quartz chemistry to predict the provenance of sandstones
    • Trace element variability during diagenesis: a useful indicator for reservoir quality?
    • Using global datasets to determine the extent of mineral diffusion in mafic rocks
    • Strontium diffusion in layered intrusions: recalibrating magmatic stratigraphy
    • The trace element stratigraphy of the Lower Zone, Northern Bushveld Complex
    • The geochemistry of fluorite from the Okorusu deposit, Namibia
    • The mineralogy and geochemistry of Australian gem opals
    • The origin of secondary chrome spinel in the Merensky Reef, Western Bushveld Complex
    • Method development to enhance automation in quantitative EDS analysis of ore specimens for research

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Optical Dating of Middle and Upper Palaeolithic Deposits in the Altai, Siberia O'Gorman, Kieran

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Geochemistry, Australian National University, Research School of Earth Sciences, Thesis title: In situ mineral geochemistry as a guide to ore-forming processes 2010 - 2015
  • Bachelor of Science (First Class) in Geology, Australian National University, Department of Earth & Marine Sciences, Thesis title: The trace element geochemistry of silicates in the Bellevue Core 2006 - 2009

Teaching Overview


  • As well as conducting research, I am equally passionate about sharing my fascination with the Earth’s processes through tertiary education and outreach. I teach subjects related to geology, mineralogy and petrology and try to integrate technology enhanced learning into my subjects wherever possible.

Full Name


  • Dominique Tanner

Mailing Address


  • School of Earth & Environmental Sciences

    Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health

    University of Wollongong, Wollongong

    NSW

    2500

    Australia

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