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Biography

Sandy is Professor of Tectonics and Geodynamics and Head of the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Faculty of Science at Monash University.

Sandy's research areas of interest are:

  • Experimental Tectonics
  • Rates and Dynamics of Magma Emplacement
  • Precambrian Tectonics
  • Intraplate Geodynamics
  • Magmatic Arc Tectonics
  • Pure and Applied Structural Geology

Consulting

I currently consult for Nuclear Waste Management Organization (Canada) and serve on their Adaptive Phase Management - Geoscientific Review Group.

In the past I have consulted for:

  • Swedish Nuclear Fuels Ltd (SKB)
  • Voisey's Bay Nickel Co. (INCO)
  • Gartner Lee Ltd.
  • AECOM Ltd.
  • Azimuth Environmental Consulting Ltd.
  • Atomic Energy Canada Ltd.
  • Goldcorp Ltd.

Research interests

See keywords and publications list.

I am actively seeking highly motivated students to work on challenging PhD projects in Experimental Tectonics (aka Analogue Modelling), structural controls on ore deposits and the mechanics of igneous intrusion. Projects can be laboratory or field focused or a mixture of both.

Supervision interests

I am actively seeking highly motivated students to work on challenging PhD projects in Experimental Tectonics (aka Analogue Modelling), structural controls on ore deposits and the mechanics of igneous intrusion. Projects can be laboratory or field focused or a mixture of both.

Monash teaching commitment

ESC 3900 Dynamic Earth

ESC 3201 Deformation of the Crust

ESC 2132 Field Geology

External positions

Professor, University of Toronto

Jul 1989Jul 2010

Keywords

  • Continental Tectonics
  • Experimental Tectonics
  • Fracture Analysis - Nuclear Waste Respositories
  • Magma Emplacement and Migration
  • Structural Controls on MIneralization
  • Structural Geology

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Projects 2012 2021

Enabling 3D stochastic geological modelling

Ailleres, L., Jessell, M., de Kemp, E. A., Caumon, G., Wellmann, J. F., Armit, R. J., Droniou, J. D. R., Lindsay, M. D., Cui, T., Betts, P. G., Cruden, A. R., Kemp, C., Gessner, K., Spampinato, G., Harrison, M. & Kessler, H.

12/11/1811/11/21

Project: Research

Australian Virtual Experimental Laboratory: a multimode geoscience facility

Foley, S. F., Mavrogenes, J. A., Putnis, A., Brugger, J., Clark, S. M., O'Neill, S., Cruden, A. R. & Evans, K. A.

Macquarie University, Australian National University , Curtin University, Monash University

1/01/1631/12/16

Project: Other

Research Output 1988 2019

Evidence for dyke-parallel shear during syn-intrusion fracturing

Dering, G. M., Micklethwaite, S., Cruden, A. R., Barnes, S. J. & Fiorentini, M. L., 1 Feb 2019, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 507, p. 119-130 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Extraction of high-resolution structural orientations from digital data: A Bayesian approach

Thiele, S. T., Grose, L. J., Cui, T., Micklethwaite, S. & Cruden, A. R., 1 May 2019, In : Journal of Structural Geology. 122, p. 106-115 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Review of drones, photogrammetry and emerging sensor technology for the study of dykes: best practises and future potential

Dering, G. M., Micklethwaite, S., Thiele, S. T., Vollgger, S. A. & Cruden, A. R., 15 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 373, p. 148-166 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

The influence of basement faults on local extension directions: Insights from potential field geophysics and field observations

Samsu, A. S., Cruden, A. R., Hall, W. D. M., Micklethwaite, S. & Denyszyn, S., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Basin Research. 39 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Magma plumbing systems: A geophysical perspective

Magee, C., Stevenson, C. T. E., Ebmeier, S. K., Keir, D., Hammond, J. O. S., Gottsmann, J. H., Whaler, K. A., Schofield, N., Jackson, C. A. L., Petronis, M. S., O'Driscoll, B., Morgan, J., Cruden, A., Vollgger, S. A., Dering, G., Micklethwaite, S. & Jackson, M. D., 1 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Petrology. 59, 6, p. 1217-1251 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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