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Christoph Schrank

Christoph is a structural geologist and rock physicist. His work is concerned with understanding how rocks deform, from the scale of single crystals to the scale of the tectonic plates of Earth.

To cover this vast scale range, Chris enjoys applying diverse, state-of-the-art instruments and methods. You may find him in remote mountains belts, at the Synchrotron observing rocks with high-energy X-rays, or running mathematical models of breaking rocks on supercomputers.

Chris came to Australia after a Masters in Geology and Palaentology in Germany and earning a PhD in the Tectonophysics lab of the University of Toronto, Canada. He worked as fellow of the German Research Foundation at the University of Western Australia and then joined QUT Brisbane as Faculty member.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology


  • 2009 
    University of Toronto,, PhD