Adjunct Associate Professor
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Jan van Moort (DSc Utrecht 1965 - petrology, mineral chemistry) is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Physical Sciences (Discipline of Earth Sciences)
He commenced his career at the the University of Tasmania in 1965 and was involved in the setting up of the laboratories and courses in geochemistry in what was then the Geology Department. He was pivotal in securing the position of a departmental analyst.
His teaching duties other than geochemistry were crystallography, mineralogy , geology for engineers and later spectroscopy in the Chemistry Department.
Over the course of his career he has supervised 10 PhD students and is currently involved in community engagement in the geology area.
His research interests were mainly in element mobility during weathering, diagenesis and wall rock alteration. His interest in physical chemistry of minerals (mercury, nitrate deposits, magnetics) focusses at present on the formation of native metals by methane reduction.
Throughout his career he worked in close contact with the mining industry, CRC Leme and ANSTO through AINSE. He is an Humboldt Fellow (Gottingen, Heidelberg, Potsdam).
Authorised by the Head of School, Physical Sciences
28 August, 2014