Carl Spandler

Professor Carl Spandler

Professor

School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Carl Spandler uses petrology and geochemistry to research the evolution of the Earth’s crust and mantle, and the formation of metalliferous ore deposits. His areas of expertise include microanalysis of trace elements and isotopes in minerals within their context in rock formations. His current research focuses on understanding how and where ore deposits of critical metals, such as the rare earth elements, are formed in the Australian continent.

Australian Research Council Linkage Project (2020-2023)  LP190100635:  Realising Australia’s rare earth resource potential

Department of Natural Resources & Mines (QLD government):  REE ore potential of Tertiary volcanic systems of central QLD (2020-2024)

Department of Natural Resources & Mines (QLD government): Formation of phosphorite-hosted REE mineralisation in the NW Minerals Province, QLD (2020-2022)

Australian Research Council Mid Career Industry Fellowship (2024-2029):  Securing the pipeline of lithium for the renewable energy transition

Australian Research Council Industrial Transformational Training Centre (2024-2029): ARC Training Centre in Critical Resources for the Future

 

Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry & Economic Geology across all levels

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor Volcanic eruptions through volcanic stratigraphy: Using geochemistry to understand the evolution of eruptions and subsurface systems. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Joshua Luke Coker
    2024 Principal Supervisor Source and evolution of LCT Pegmatites in the Bynoe pegmatite field, Northern Territory, Australia. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Samuel Colin Chalmers
    2023 Co-Supervisor Sedimentary-hosted critical mineral systems in the McArthur Basin, Northern Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Dana Nicola Imbrogno
    2022 Co-Supervisor Tracing the movement of metals through the mantle and crust using Cu isotopes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Oliver Thomas Pring
    2022 Co-Supervisor Crystal and isotopic constraints on magma genesis and ascent in modern and ancient arcs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Francisca Constanza Mallea Lillo
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Development of laser ablation collision/reaction cell Lu-Hf geochronology Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Alexander David Simpson
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83133870
  • Email: carl.spandler@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Mawson, floor G
  • Org Unit: Earth Sciences

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