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Professor Phil Bland

Professor Phil Bland Professor Phil Bland
Position ARC Laureate Fellow
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School Western Australian School of Mines
Department Department of Applied Geology
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 314.166
Phone (08)9266 9763
Email P.Bland@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Phil Bland joined Curtin as an ARC Laureate Fellow in 2012. Prior to this he was Director of the Impacts & Astromaterials Research Centre at Imperial College London. He graduated in geology from the University of Manchester in 1991. His interest in planetary science began with a 3 year post as curator of meteorites at the Open University. He was awarded a PhD in 1995. Phil spent a sent a year as a Royal Society Overseas Research Fellow at the WA Museum before taking up a Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council Research Fellowship at the Natural History Museum (London). In 2000 he was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.

Research Interests

Phil has research interests in several distinct areas in planetary science: using primitive meteorites to explore the origin and early evolution of the Solar System; understanding asteroid and cometary impacts, and the impact rate. His ARC Laureate project is focussed on identifying the source regions and parent bodies for meteorites in the Solar System by recovery of samples with known orbits. Meteorites contain a unique record. Every rock is like a free sample-return space mission. And meteorites sample hundreds of different heavenly bodies – a compositional diversity that spans the entire inner Solar System. But that most basic piece of geological information – context – the ability to link a rock back to an outcrop, is absent. In almost all cases, meteorite researchers have no idea where their samples come from. By triangulating observations of meteorite fireballs from multiple networked cameras this project will provide that context, tracking meteorites to their fall position on Earth, and back, to their origins in the Solar System. 

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Publications

2013

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2012

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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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2006

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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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1998

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1997

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1996

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1994

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2010

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Foster, N. J., P. J. Wozniakiewicz, A. T. Kearsley, M. J. Burchell, M. J. Cole, and P. A. Bland. 2010. “Investigating the ability of stardust capture media to preserve collected particles intact.” EAS Publications Series 41: 395-398.

2009

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Krot, A. N., Y. Amelin, P. A. Bland, F. J. Ciesla, J. Connelly, A. M. Davis, G. R. Huss, I. D. Hutcheon, K. Makide, K. Nagashima et al. 2009. “Origin and chronology of chondritic components: A review.” Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 73 (17): 4963-4997.

2006

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Sephton, M. A., L. E. Howard, P. A. Bland, R. H. James, S. S. Russell, and D. J. Prior. 2006. “Delving into Allende's dark secrets.” Astronomy and Astrophysics 47 (6): 6.37-6.38.

2005

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Bland, P. A. 2005. “The impact rate on Earth.” Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions A. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 363 (1837): 2793-2810.
  • Cockell, C. S., and P. A. Bland. 2005. “The evolutionary and ecological benefits of asteroid and comet impacts.” Trends in Ecology & Evolution 20 (4): 175-179.

2004

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  • Bland, P. A., M. C. Towner, P. Spurny, A. Bevan, and T. Smith. 2004. “The desert fireball network.” Astronomy and Geophysics 45 (5): 5.2-5.23.

2003

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  • Bland, P. A. 2003. “Crater counting.” Astronomy and Geophysics 44 (4): 21-21.
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