Personal
Details

  • Mike Sandiford
    Professorial Research Fellow
    School of Earth Sciences
    University of Melbourne


Editorial
Boards

  • Geology,
    Editorial board, 1999-2001

  • Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
    Editorial board, 2005+

  • Tectonophysics
    Co-editor in chief, 2004+


Medals &
Awards

  • Professorial Fellowship
    Australian Research Council, 2000-2004

  • Stillwell Medal
    Geological Society of Australia, 2001
    awarded annually for the best paper published in the Australian Journal of Earth Science

  • Mawson Medal
    Australian Academy of Sciences, 2004
    awarded biennally for "outstanding contributions to earth science in Australia"

  • Professorial Fellowship
    Australian Research Council, 2005-2009

  • Stillwell Medal
    Geological Society of Australia, 2005
    awarded annually for the best paper published in the Australian Journal of Earth Science


Postgrad
Students

  • Adelaide (1987-200):
    Ian Scrimgeour
    Jo Arnold
    Bruce Schaefer
    Jon Teasdale

  • Melbourne (2000+):
    Mark Quigley,
    Kate Harper,


Eike Paul
Narele Neumman
Sandra McLaren



Kim Ely
Sara Jacica


Honours
students

  • Adelaide (1987-1999):
    Tania Madigan, '88
    Ian Scrimgeour, '89
    Joanne Arnold, '89
    Geoff Fraser, '90
    Simon Mitchell, '90
    Nick Martin, '90
    Simon Wetherley, '91
    Darren Pisters, '91  
    Gerry OHalloran, '92
    Trish Farrow, '92
    Scott Mildren, '92
    Ben Gruguric, '92
    John Teasdale, '93
    Bruce Godsmark, '93
    Bruce Schaefer, '93

  • Melbourne Uni (2000+):
    Julien Celerier, '02
    Kate Harper, '02
    Lauren Elliot, '02
    Anna Petts, '02
    Gill Hamson, '04


Wade Bolenhagen, '93
Justin Benton, '93
Betina Bendall, '94  
Naomi Wall, '95
Matt Huston, '95
John Slade, '95
Sandra McLaren, '96
Narelle Neumman, '96
Rob Palamountain, '96
James Emslie, '96
Jerry Meyer, '96
Dave Kelsey, '97
Tom Evans, '99,
Lachlan Rutherford, '99
Jessie Russel, '99


Doug Ellinger, '04
Margy Hawke, 05
Daniel Ervin, '05
Ben Mccormack, '06
Megan Weatherman, '06


Research
Fellows

  • Adelaide (1987-1999):
    Ding Puquan,'98-'91
    Peter Dymoke, '89-'91
    Kurt Stuwe, '90-'95
    Simon Turner,'91
    Karen Ehlers, '91-'93

  • Adelaide (2000+):
    Sandra Mclaren, '01


Shaohua Zhou, '91-'94
David Coblentz,'93
Martin Hand, '93-'99
Brenton Worley, '98
Geoff Fraser, '98


Simon Bodorkos, '02-'04


National
Media Appearances

  • Earthquake Study
    Radio National Breakfast with Peter Thompson, 20th December 2002

  • Australian Earthquakes
    Radio National Breakfast with Peter Thompson, 5th June 2003

  • Australia moves north
    Radio National Late Night Live with Phillip Adams, 10th February 2004

  • Fractured futures
    ABC TV, Catalyst, May 2005


Public
Lectures

  • The nature of change
    Melbourne University, 2002

  • Making Australia: landscape, climate and tectonics
    Geological Society of Australia Public Lecture Series, 6 capital cities, 2003

  • Topography tectonics and climate
    Royal Society of Victoria, 2003

  • From Aceh to Australia; the remarkable story of the Indo-Australian plate
    Melbourne University, 2005


Keynote &
Inaugural
Lectures
1998+

  • The remarkable surface of the planet
    AIP (Australian Institute of Physics Conference), Canberra, 2005

  • Why Oz quakes
    Inaugural lecture (Mawson Lecture),
    Australian Geological Convention, Hobart, 2004

  • Geological constraints on active seismicity in southeast Australia
    Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Annual conference, Melbourne, 2003

  • Continental interior tectonics: a recent Australian perspective
    SGTSG conference, Kalbarri, 2003

  • When shear zones don't reactivate
    Transport and flow processes in shear zones conference, Geological Society London,
    London, 2002

  • h qc on k
    Chapman Conference: Exploration Geodynamics, Dunsborough, 2001

  • Tectonic feedback and the geochemical structure of the crust: an Australian perspective
    Orogenesis in the outback Conference, Alice Springs, 1999

  • Thermo-mechanical controls on heat production distributions and the long-term evolution of the continents
    Penrose conference: Processes of Crustal Differentiation, Verbania, Italy, 1999

  • High temperature metamorphism in the conductive limit
    What drives metamorphism, Conference, Geological Society London, 1998


Research
Grants
1996+

  • The Neotectonics of the Indo-Australian Plate
    ARC Discovery, 2005-2009, $970,000

  • The Murray Basin: unique archive of global change
    ARC Discovery, 2005-2007, $300,000

  • Tectonic feedback and the long term evolution of the continents
    ARC Discovery, 2002-2004, $230,000

  • Heat production, tectonic feedback and the shaping of the Australian continent
    ARC SRF, 2000-2004, $550,000

  • Causes of high geothermal gradient metamorphism at Mount Painter
    ARC Large, 1999-2001, $255,000

  • Petrological constraints on the shear strength of the continental crust
    ARC Latrge, 1996-1998, $210,000