Sharmaine Verhaert

Sharmaine Verhaert

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Dutch; Flemish -
    English -
    French -
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2022 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Geology
    2020 - 2020 ETH Zurich Switzerland MSc in Earth Sciences (Swiss-European Mobility Programme)
    2019 - 2021 Ghent University Belgium MSc in Geology
    2016 - 2019 Ghent University Belgium BSc in Geology
  • Research Interests

  • 2023-2024, ANZIC (Australian and New Zealand International Ocean Discovery Program Consortium) Legacy Funding - project: "Unravelling the tectonic and metamorphic framework of subglacial East Antarctica using detrital garnet Lu-Hf geochronology". Awarded a grant of $11,660 to analyse IODP, ODP and DSDP core material from glacial outflow deposits along the margin of East Antarctica. These glacial outflow deposits are important archives of detritus (sediments and clasts) that were eroded from East Antarctica's crystalline basement - which is currently almost entirely covered by an extensive ice sheet. Novel geochronological dating techniques will be applied to detrital sediments from selected core samples and the resulting dataset will provide us with new insights into the geological history of subglacial East Antarctica and into the tectonic evolution of past supercontinent configurations.

    University of Adelaide investigators: Sharmaine Verhaert (CI), A/Prof Stijn Glorie, Prof Martin Hand, Dr Jack Mulder
    Project in collaboration with: Prof Nathan Daczko (Macquarie University) and Dr Jacqueline Halpin (University of Tasmania)

Teaching assistant:

  • Sedimentary Geology II
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Geology II
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Geology III
  • Field Geoscience III

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