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Dr Ron Berry is Associate Professor in Geology. He received his BSc (Hons) from Flinders University in 1973, and PhD from Flinders University in 1979 based on the Deformation and metamorphism of the Aileu Formation, East Timor. After his PhD he started a teaching career at the University of Tasmania that continues to the present. He was Head of the School of Earth Sciences, University of Tasmania, from 2001 to 2003. Ron was chairman of the Tasmanian Division of the Geological Society of Australia in 2004 and 2005, and chairman of the Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology (SGTSG) in 1999 and 2000.
Ron has 30 years' experience studying the geology of Tasmania, which includes a major contribution to defining the structural elements in Tasmania, and in placing Tasmania in a tectonic setting in SE Australia and Rodinia. He has also worked on the relationship between structure and mineralisation in Tasmania, Queensland, Western Australia, Chile and Canada. His research contributions are spread across structural geology, metamorphic petrology and thermobarometry, igneous petrology, continent-scale tectonics, and mathematical applications in geology.
Since 2005 Ron has concentrated his research in the emerging field of geometallurgy. The main focus of his research is using mineralogy and microtexture to predict processing performance in grinding and flotation. He has developed a protocol for automated mineral mapping using optical microscopy and is currently developing mapping protocols for a laser Raman microscope. This work has been part of the AMIRA P843 and P843A projects in geometallurgy.
2012 PhD Supervision
2012 MSc Supervision
Authorised by the Head of School, Physical Sciences
6 February, 2014