Our people are at the core of what makes the Monash Isotopia such a unique and fulfilling place to work. We’re proud of the diversity of our staff, with each member contributing their unique skills to the projects we’re working on. Together, we’ve planned and executed some of the most innovative and cutting edge experiments. Find out more about our team members below.
DR. IAN CARTWRIGHT
Professor of Hydrogeology and Principle Investigator
Ian has been working at Monash Geoscience for many years. He has a standing reputation as one of Australia's leading experts in ground and surface water chemistry.
DR. OLIVER NEBEL
Associate Professor of Analytical Geochemistry
Oliver is one of the principal investigators of the laboratory. As a trained analytical geochemist and geochronologist, he is often involved in setting up new techniques. His research is focusing on crustal formation and mantle evolution.
DR. YONA NEBEL-JACOBSEN
Yona is responsible for the daily operation of our clean room laboratory. She is overseeing the chromatographic purification of elements and the analyses of solution-based element concentrations and isotope analyses.
Her research interests are around Hf isotopes and onset of subduction.
DR. MASSIMO RAVEGGI
Principle Laboratory Technician
Massimo oversees all laboratories and the laser ablation systems in particular. He is a specialist in dating various minerals using the U-Pb system.
Rachelle oversees the ICP-OES operations for water samples, the mineral separation in the department and is routinely analysing C-N isotopes in waters.
DR. ANDREW FRIERDICH
Researcher and ARC DECRA fellow
Andrew is a low-temperature geochemist with a strong focus on Fe-bearing minerals in the environment. He is applying geochemical engineering to unlock crucial metals out of minerals.
Alison's work circles around the isotope composition of Ag and analytical protocols to improve their measurements. One of her prime goals is the tracing of gold deposits, which often also host silver.
Amrei's focus is the formation of the crust in the Archean eon. She is using element and isotope systematics of the Australian Yilgarn and the South African Kaapvaal cratons.
Hoseong is interested in the melting of lower crust in producing melts with a TTG chemistry; now and back then