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Professor Simon Wilde

Professor Simon Wilde Professor Simon Wilde

BSc(Hons), PhD(Exon)

Position John Curtin Distinguished Professor
Faculty Faculty of Science & Engineering
School Western Australian School of Mines
Department Dept of Applied Geology
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 312.311
Phone +618 9266 3580
Fax +618 9266 3153
Email S.Wilde@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Simon joined Curtin, or the Western Australian Institute of Technology as it was then known, in 1981. He was awarded both his bachelors and doctoral degrees from the University of Exeter, and his PhD was entitled 'The Glen Lednock complex, Comrie, Perthshire'. Simon moved from the UK to Perth to take up a position with the Geological Survey of Western Australia in 1972. He was Head of Applied Geology from 1991 to 1996, and has been Director of The Institute for Geoscience Research (TIGeR) since its establishment in 2006.

Overview

Simon's research strengths are in the application of fieldwork, petrology, geochemistry and geochronology to the study of continental crustal evolution. All projects are international in scope, with current research being concentrated in Brazil, China, Egypt, Thailand, Vietnam and Western Australia. An overarching theme to this research is the desire to understand the range of processes that contribute to crustal growth. Most of the work over the past decade has involved the application of U-Pb SHRIMP (zircon, baddeleyite and perovskite) and Ar-Ar (hornblende, biotite and muscovite) geochronology to key lithologies in the Yilgarn and North China cratons. The necessity to interpret complex zircon structures at the single crystal level has led to collaborative investigations on oxygen isotope distribution with Prof John Valley and his group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (using the Cameca 1270 and 1280 ion microprobes) and on hafnium isotope systematics with Prof Fuyuan Wu at the Chinese Academy of Sciences-Beijing (using LA-MC-ICP-MS).

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Publications

2014

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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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Conference Articles (Research)

2001

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Additional publication categories

2012

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Ameen, S. M., S. A. Wilde, and N. Akter. 2012. “Characterisation of Gold and Sulphides from a High-Grade Zone in the Melville Area, Murchison Domain, Western Australia.” Bangladesh Geoscience Journal 17: 73-85.

2009

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Wilde, S. A., and A. Kröner. 2009. “Preface - Robert Thomas Pidgeon.” Chemical Geology 261: 1-3.

2007

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Zhou, H., D. Liu, Y. Wan, S. A. Wilde, and J. Wu. 2007. “3.3 Ga magmatic events in the Anshan area: new SHRIMP age and geochemical constraints.” Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 26 (2): 123-129.

2005

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Wilde, S. A., and G. Zhao. 2005. “Archean to Paleoproterozoic evolution of the North China Craton.” Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 24: 519-522.

2002

Books (Research) - Other

  • Wu, F., S. A. Wilde, and B. Jahn. 2002. Abstract and Excursion Guidebook, IGCP 420 Continental Growth in the Phanerozoic: evidence from Central Asia. China: China Geological Survey.
  • Kroner, A., G. Zhao, S. A. Wilde, M. G. Zhai, C. W. Passchier, M. Sun, J. H. Guo, P. J. O'Brien, and N. Walte. 2002. Guidebook for Penrose Conference Field Trip. China: China Geological Survey.
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