Chris Clark

I received a BSc (Hons) degree from the University of Adelaide in 2001, and completed my PhD in 2006, also at Adelaide. I joined Curtin in 2007 to commence a five year Targeted Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. I held an Australian Research Council DECRA and a Curtin University Research Fellowship that ran until 2017. I am now a teaching and research professor.

I am primarily a metamorphic geologist and geochronologist, my research interests integrate techniques and data from the fields of geochemistry, geochronology, structural geology and tectonics. My principal research interests are high–T and ultrahigh–T metamorphism; fluid flow in mid-crustal rocks; the P–T–t–d evolution and tectonics of metamorphic belts, and the application of petrology to understanding orogenic evolution; and, secular change and styles of tectonics and metamorphism. To date I have made contributions to understanding: fluid flow in mid-crustal rocks, particularly with respect to constraining the timing of fluid ingress and potential fluid sources involved in the rehydration of granulite terranes at the grain-to-terrane scale, and, the metamorphic evolution of parts of Australia including the Proterozoic Arunta Province, Curnamona Province, the Albany-Fraser and Capricorn Orogens, and India, with particular reference to quantifying the P–T–t–d evolution.

My research utilizes a range of analytical and modeling techniques, and is built on observations made in the field. I have currently active research interests in the Neoproterozoic Southern Granulite Terrane in India (HP and UHT granulite facies metamorphism), the Albany Fraser Orogen in southwestern Australia (polyphase metamorphism and crustal anatexis),  Enderby Land (Antarctica), the Bunger Hills (Antarctica), Rogaland (Norway), the Eastern Ghats Belt (India) (HT-UHT metamorphism) and the Western Gneiss Complex and the Bergen Arcs in Norway (HP metamorphism and fluid rock interaction).

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