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Professor Bryan Krapez

BSc(Hons)(Lond), MSc (Witwatersrand) PhD (West Aust)

Position University Associate
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School Western Australian School of Mines
Department Department of Applied Geology
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 312.205
Phone 08 9266 7248
Fax 08 9266 3153
Email B.Krapez@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Bryan graduated from the University of London in 1974 with BSc Honours. From there he went into mining and exploration geology in Southern Africa, becoming a Senior Geologist by 1977. He graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1979 with an MSc cum laude by research. From there he moved to Australia to take up a PhD scholarship with the Research School of Earth Sciences, at the Australian National University. He moved to Perth in 1981, transferring to the University of Western Australia. In 1985 he founded a consulting business, providing a field mapping and research service for mineral exploration. He has worked as a consultant throughout Australia and overseas, on rocks of all ages. The PhD was awarded with distinction from the University of Western Australia in 1990. He then (1991) became the first ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, continuing there until November 2007. He came to Curtin in December 2007 as a Professorial Research Fellow.

Teaching

Field Mapping of Sedimentary Basins 391 (unit coordinator)

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Research Interests

Bryan has a classic training in sedimentology and basin analysis. He pioneered the link between stratigraphic analysis and tectonic settings in Archaean and Palaeoproterozoic terrains, and was the first to apply field-based sequence stratigraphy to Archaean greenstone belts. He also pioneered the link between tectonic settings and mineral-deposit exploration in Precambrian terrains. He has worked on stratigraphic and tectonic analyses of terrains ranging in age from the Early Archaean of the Pilbara to the modern-day foreland basins of China and suture-zone basins of Taiwan. His current research focus is on banded iron formations and sedimentary sequences of greenstone belts. Bryan was the first to apply field-based lithofacies and sequence stratigraphy to Early Precambrian iron formations. Present work on banded iron formations, funded by BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, the Minerals and Exploration Research Institute of Western Australia and the Australian Research Council Linkage, is focused on two aspects: what are they, and how were they upgraded to iron ore. A future research direction (mid-2010) is stratigraphic and tectonic analyses of Precambrian terrains in Arctic Canada, with the Geological Survey of Canada.

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2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2005

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2004

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2003

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2002

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2001

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2000

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1999

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1998

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1997

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1996

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1994

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1993

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1987

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1985

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