Staff and Students in the Department of Earth Sciences:


Academic Staff

Professor Alex Kisters, Structural Geology and Tectonics, Economic Geology, Field Geology (HOD)

Professor Alakendra Roychoudhury, Biogeochemistry, Geomicrobiology, Environmental Geochemistry

Professor Ian Buick, ​Metamorphic Petrology, Mineral Trace Element Geochemistry, U/Pb geochronology, Light Isotope Geochemistry

Professor John Clemens, Igneous Petrogenesis, Crustal Melting, Experimental Petrology

Professor Gary Stevens, SARChI Professor, Director Central Analytical Facility, Granite Petrogenesis, Experimental Petrology, Metamorphic Petrology

Dr René Heyn, Geochronology (U-Pb, Pb-Pb), Economic geology                               

Dr Susanne Fietz, Biogeochemistry, Paleo-climate and environment

Dr Martin Klause​n, Igneous Petrology

Dr Jodie Miller, Isotope Geochemistry, Metamorphic and Igneous Petrology, Large Igneous Provinces, Bushveld Geology, Isotope Hydrology, Water Resources

Dr Ryan Tucker, Sedimentology, Palaeontology

Dr Bjorn van der Heyden, Economic Geology

Admin & Technical Staff:

Ms Loxie Conradie, Departmental Secretary

Mr George Olivier, Senior Technical Officer

Ms Martina Frei, Senior Technical Officer

Mr Faizel Timmey, Senior Assistant


Research associates and postdoctoral researchers:

Dr Fenton (Woody) Cotterill

Dr Jeanne Taylor

Dr Andrea Baker


PhD candidates

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MSc candidates

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