Australian Virtual Experimental Laboratory: a multimode geoscience facility

  • Foley, Stephen Francis (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Mavrogenes, John A (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Putnis, Andrew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Brugger, Joel (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Clark, Simon Martin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • O'Neill, Scott (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Cruden, Sandy (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Evans, Katy Anne (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Other

Project Details

Project Description

Seven types of high-pressure equipment will form a unique multi-node experimental laboratory at four locations across Australia (Macquarie, ANU, Monash and Curtin). Scientists with differing expertise at these nodes will work as a team to reach a new level of effectiveness in high-pressure experimental geoscience research, coordinating the acquisition and use of a range of equipment relevant to research at all pressures from crust to core. The new facility will position Australian experimental geoscience at a world-class level, and its infrastructure will enable major advances in research into fields such as mantle geodynamics and element transport in fluids, and includes portable systems, which can also be used in synchrotron applications.
Effective start/end date1/01/1631/12/16


  • Macquarie University: A$599,887.00
  • Australian National University (ANU): A$32,500.00
  • Curtin University: A$55,000.00
  • Monash University: A$120,000.00