Carl Spandler

Associate Professor Carl Spandler

Associate Professor/Reader

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)

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
    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 Thermochronological Footprints of Fluid Alteration Recorded in Apatite and Calcite Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Alexander David Simpson
    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
  • Position: Associate Professor/Reader
  • Phone: 83133870
  • Email:
  • Fax: 83134380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Mawson, floor G
  • Org Unit: Earth Sciences

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