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Martin Van Kranendonk

Professor and Head of School, UNSW Sydney

I am a geologist with world-leading expertise on all aspects of the early Earth, including crust-formation processes, tectonics, and the habitats of, and evidence for, early life. I am the director of the Australian Centre for Astrobiology, a NASA-affiliated organisation, and am involved with NASA on their Mars2020 mission to search for life on Mars.


  • –present
    Professor and Head of School, UNSW


  • 1992 
    Queens University Canada, PhD/Geology