A state-of-the-art trace element and speciation analysis facility for the Earth, Environmental and Chemical Sciences

  • Schaefer, Bruce (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Beckett, Ronald (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Buick, Ian (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Cartwright, Ian (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Chaffee, Alan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Grace, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Kolev, Spas (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Mark, Geordie (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • McKelvie, Ian (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Mechler, Adam (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Morrison, Richard (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The proposed facility aims to integrate cutting edge analytical techniques to measure both the abundance and molecular species of key trace elements. Such analytical methods have applications in earth (metallogenesis and crustal evolution), environmental (groundwater, pollutant transport and nutrification of water resources) and chemical (laser cleaning, organometallic compound characterisation and ablation kinetics) sciences. Such an integrated facility will support international profile ARC funded research in addition to applied environmental and nanotechnology research relevant to Australian industry and quality of life.
Effective start/end date1/01/0631/12/06


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$250,000.00
  • Monash University: A$200,000.00
  • University of Melbourne