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Professor Brent McInnes

Professor Brent McInnes Professor Brent McInnes

PhD FSEG

Position Director, John de Laeter Centre
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School Office of the PVC Science and Engineering
Department John de Laeter CoE in Mass Spectrometry
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 301.045a
Phone 08 9266 2108
Email Directorjdlc@curtin.edu.au
Twitter twitter.com/@JDLCentre
Website jdlc.edu.au
Linked In linkedin.com/in/brentmcinnes
ORCID orcid.org/0000-0002-2776-0574
ResearcherID www.researcherid.com/rid/B-7408-2013
Google Scholar scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=YAM1kw0AAAAJ
Scopus Author Identifier www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=7005882577

Brief Summary

Brent is a Research Professor at Curtin University and Director of the John De Laeter Centre in Perth, Western Australia.

Previous to this he was employed as a Chief Research Scientist in the Division of Earth Sciences and Resource Engineering of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO).

Educated in Canada and trained at the California Institute of Technology, he has 28 years of international experience in the geoscience and resources research sector.  

Memberships, Awards and Training

International Development Research Center Young Canadian Researcher Award: 1988-1989

Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada Fellowship: 1992-1994

Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany (Declined)): 1995

Australian Science Representative, Australia-Indonesia Ministerial Forum, Jakarta: 1999

Chief Scientist, RV Franklin SHAARC Oceanographic Expedition (PNG-Solomon Islands): 2000

CSIRO Chairman’s Gold Medal for Research Excellence – Marine Exploration: 2002

Vice President – Society of Economic Geologists (Australasian Region): 2003-2006

Ministerial Appointment – WA Minerals Research Advisory Committee (MERIWA): 2004-2010

Invited Keynote - Geological Society of London, Fermor Symposium: 2006

Fulbright Coral Sea Scholar – NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre: 2007

CSIRO National Service from Science Award – Alphachron Commercialization: 2007

Australian Panelist – International Space Exploration Coordination Group: 2008-2011

Invited Keynote Speaker – Chinese U of Petroleum International Conference, Beijing: 2009

Invited Chair – Science Review Panel – National Isotope Centre, GNS New Zealand: 2010

Invited Speaker – AMIRA 9th Biennial Exploration Managers Conference, Perth: 2012

Invited Keynote Speaker– Thermochron 2012, Guilin, China: 2012

Member, EXCOMM, AuSCOPE Australian Geophysical Observation System: 2011-15

Invited Member - Strategic Scientific Advisory Panel, GNS Science New Zealand: 2010-

Invited Session Chair – CWC Myanmar Upstream Summit, Yangon, Myanmar: 2013

AESC Session Convenor – Composition & Evolution of the Australian Crust: 2014

Invited Keynote Speaker – Thermochron 2014, Grenoble France: 2014

AuScope NCRIS Program Coordinator – Composition & Evolution of Australian Continent: 2013-

Invited Lecturer – India Institute of Technology (Mumbai): 2015

Invited Speaker – American Geophysical Union (San Francisco): 2015

Keynote Speaker – Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Adelaide: 2016

AuScope “Application of Science” Award Finalist – Innovation in Exploration: 2016

Invited Member – Science Review Panel, Geoscience Australia: 2016

Chair – Thermochronology, Noble Gas Geochemistry & Geochronology (TANG3O)   2016-18                    

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Employment History

Professor/Research Director: Curtin University 2009-

Fulbright Coral Sea Scholar: NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre 2007

Chief Research Scientist: CSIRO Earth Sciences & Resource Engineering 2006-2009

Senior Principal Research Scientist: CSIRO Exploration & Mining 1995-2005

NSERC Research Fellow: California Institute of Technology 1992-1995 

 

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Specialty Areas

Specialties: Economic geology, isotope geochemistry, marine geoscience, generation and evaluation of exploration plays, geochemical exploration techniques, instrument design and market evaluation, exploration technology assessment, R&D management, international development

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Publications

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2009

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2008

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2006

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2004

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2003

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2001

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2000

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1999

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1997

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1996

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1994

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1990

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Additional publication categories

2017

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  • Ward, I., K. Merigot, and B. I. McInnes. 2017.“Application of Quantitative Mineralogical Analysis in Archaeological Micromorphology: a Case Study from Barrow Is., Western Australia.”Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. In press.

2003

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Arehart, G., A. Chakurian, D. Tretbar, J. Christensen, B. I. McInnes, and R. Donelick. 2003.“Evaluation of radioisotope dating of Carlin-type deposits in the Great Basin, western North America, and implications for deposit genesis.”Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists 98 (2): 235-248.

2001

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  • McInnes, B. I., K. Farley, R. Sillitoe, and B. Kohn. 2001.“Application of apatite (U-Th)/He thermochronology to the determination of the sense and amount of vertical displacement at the chuquicamata porphyry copper district, chile - A reply.”Economic Geology 96 (5).
  • McBride, J., B. I. McInnes, and R. Keays. 2001.“Relationship between copper tonnage of Chilean base-metal porphyry deposits and Os isotope ratios: Comment.”Geology 29 (5): 467-468.
  • McBride, J., B. I. McInnes, and R. Keays. 2001.“Relationship between copper tonnage of Chilean base-metal porphyry deposits and Os isotope ratios: Reply.”Geology 29 (5).

1999

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  • McInnes, B. I. 1999.“Erratum: Osmium isotope constraints on ore metal recycling in subduction zones (Science (October 15, 1999) (512)).”Science 286 (5445).
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