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Dr Richard Taylor

Dr Richard Taylor Dr Richard Taylor

MSci(Hons)(Durham), PhD(Edinburgh)

Position Research Fellow
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School Western Australian School of Mines
Department Department of Applied Geology
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 314.314.153
Phone 08 9266 7625
Email Richard.Taylor@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Rich is currently involved in investigating the tectonic and thermal evolution of orogenic belts, specifically related to UHT metamorphism. Prior to this appointment he came to Curtin to work in the John de Laeter Centre for Isotope Research where he has been actively involved in technique development related to SHRIMP U-Pb geochronology. Rich completed his PhD in 2009 at the University of Edinburgh, with the title “Distribution of trace elements between zircon, garnet and melt: a key to understanding crustal processes and events”. This was followed by an appointment at the Edinburgh Materials and Microanalysis Centre (EMMAC) supporting the ion microprobe facility.

Memberships, Awards and Training

Member of American Geophysical Union

Member of the Geochemical Society

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Teaching

Geology 101

Geology 392

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Research Interests

Rich’s expertise lies primarily in the fields of experimental petrology and analytical geochemistry, related to high-grade metamorphism. Particularly using multi-instrument techniques to evaluate geological processes based on trace element and isotopic compositions of major and accessory phases. He is experienced in a range of microanalytical techniques including SIMS, EPMA, Laser Ablation and SEM as well as performing high P-T experiments in internally heated gas pressure vessels (IHPV). Rich has also engaged in fieldwork in metamorphic terranes such as the Southern Granulite Terrane (southern India) to study field relationships in migmatitic rocks.

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Specialty Areas

Microanalysis, Geochronology, Isotope and trace element geochemistry

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Publications

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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2012

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