At the invitation of Dr. ZHOU Li at the Key Laboratory of High-temperature and High-pressure Study of the Earth’s Interior, CAS (KLHTHPSEI), Dr. Terry Mernagh from the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University was invited to visit IGCAS from August 2 till October 27, 2017.
On the morning of August 17, Dr. Mernagh presented a talk entitled ”Geological Applications of Raman Spectroscopy”, in which he described several applications of Raman spectroscopy relevant to the fields of petrology, high pressure and high temperature geological research, fluid inclusion research, environmental geology and planetary science. The presentation was greatly appreciated by the researchers and graduate students, and was followed by lively interactive discussions.
While staying at IGCAS, Dr. Mernagh will undertake collaborative studies with staff in IGCAS. These studies will focus on the applications of Raman and infrared spectroscopy under high temperature and/or high pressure to geological problems and the analysis of natural and synthetic fluid inclusions.
Terry Mernagh obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle in 1984. He then worked at the University of Tasmania from 1984 till 1986 where he built the first laser Raman microprobe in Australia. In 1986 he moved to the Bureau of Mineral Resources, later called Geoscience Australia, in Canberra, Australia where he carried out Raman microprobe and fluid inclusion studies on a wide range of ore deposits. In 2014 he became a Visiting Fellow at the Research School of Earth Sciences, the Australian National University College of Science, in Canberra. Dr. Mernagh is a Fellow of the Geological Society of Australia and has over 100 refereed publications in scientific journals and over 30 years of experience on laser Raman and infrared spectroscopic techniques.
Dr. Terry Mernagh is giving the presentation
Discussion with the staff and students