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Professor of Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry, Australian National University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Geochemistry
Geochronology
Isotope Geochemistry
Stellar Astronomy and exoPlanetary Systems
Planetary Science and Cosmochemistry

RESEARCH INTERESTS

SHRIMP Ion microprobe analysis of terrestrial and extraterrestrial materials
Geochronology of Gondwana, particularly New Zealand, Antarctica, Australia
Trace element geochemistry
Sulfur isotope geochemistry
Isotope systematics of refractory inclusions in primitive meteorites
Origin and evolution of the solar nebula
Hayabusa and Osiris-REx Asteroid Sample Return Missions

Experience

  • 2000–present
    Professor , The Australian National University

Education

  • 1987 
    The Australian National University, PhD

Publications

  • 2020
    T.R. Ireland, J.N. Ávila, R.C. Greenwood, L.J. Hicks, J.C. Bridges (2020) Oxygen Isotopes and Sampling of the Solar System. Space Science Reviews 216, 25., https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-020-0645-3
  • 2019
    D.S. Lauretta, D.N. DellaGiustina, C.A. Bennett, (...), T. Ireland, (…), B. Marty (2019) The unexpected surface of asteroid (101955) Bennu. Nature 568, 55-60., https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1033-6
  • 2015
    T. Okada, M.E. Zolensky, T. Ireland, T. Yada (2015) The Earth, Planets and Space Special Issue: Science of solar system materials examined from Hayabusa and future missions. Earth, Planets and Space 67 (1), 1-4., https://doi.org/10.1186/s40623-015-0235-x

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Analysis of asteroid samples returned by Hayabusa 2 and Osiris-REx
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • The Meteoritical Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Geochemical Society

Research Areas

  • Isotope Geochemistry (040203)
  • Extraterrestrial Geology (040302)

Honours

Fellow of the Geochemical Society, American Geophysical Union, and The Meteoritical Society