Professor Gideon Rosenbaum

Professor

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
g.rosenbaum@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69798

Overview

Gideon Rosenbaum's research interests are in the fields of structural geology and tectonics. He is particularly interested in the geodynamics of convergent plate margins.

BSc, Hebrew University, 1997; MSc, Hebrew University, 1999; PhD, Monash University, 2004.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Master of Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University

Publications

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • Spatially and geochemically anomalous arc magmas (SGAM) provide unique records of complexities in the subduction process and are commonly associated with ore mineralisation (e.g., gold and copper). By linking SGAMs to independent geophysical constraints on the dynamics and geometry of the subducting slab, this project aims to explicitly resolve how changes in the shape/form/geometry of the slab through time are expressed in the geochemical and metallogenic record.

    The PhD project will involve the following research activities (depending on the research interests, skills, and qualifications of the selected candidate):

    1. Three-dimensional visualisation of slab structures;
    2. Geodynamic reconstructions;
    3. Structural geology/geophysics in supra-subduction zones;
    4. Geochemical investigation of arc magmas;
    5. Petrological investigation of magmatic plumbing systems in arc settings.

    The ideal student will have:

    • BSc (Honours) and/or MSc in geological sciences;
    • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in at least one of the following sub-disciplines: structural geology, tectonics, geodynamics, geophysics, igneous petrology, geochemistry and/or volcanology;
    • Proof of English language proficiency.

    *The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 2, 2021. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date. International applicants may need to apply much earlier for visa reasons.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Ganne, J., Schellart, W. P., Rosenbaum, G., Feng, X. and De Andrade, V. (2017). Probing crustal thickness evolution and geodynamic processes in the past from magma records: an integrated approach. The crust-mantle and lithosphere-asthenosphere boundaries: insights from xenoliths, orogenic deep sections, and geophysical studies. (pp. 1-26) edited by Gianluca Bianchini, Jean-Louis Bodinier, Roberto Braga and B. Marjorie Wilson. Denver, CO United States: Geological Society of America. doi: 10.1130/2017.2526(01)

  • Nuriel, P., Rosenbaum, G., Uysal, I. T., Zhao, J., Golding, S. D., Weinberger, R., Karabacak, V. and Avni, Y. (2011). Formation of fault-related calcite precipitates and their implications for dating fault activity in the East Anatolian and Dead sea fault zone. Geology of the earthquake source: A volume in honour of Rick Sibson. (pp. 229-248) edited by A. Fagereng, V. G. Toy and J. V. Rowland. Bath, United Kingdom: Geological Society of London. doi: 10.1144/SP359.13

  • Regenauer-Lieb, K, Poulet, T., Siret, D, Fusseis, F., Liu, J., Gessner, K., Gaede, O., Morra, M., Hobbs, B., Ord, A., Muhlhaus, Hans B., Yuen, D., Weinberg, R. and Rosenbaum, Gideon (2009). First Steps towards a Multi-Scale Earth System. Advances in Geocomputing. (pp. 1-25) edited by Huilin Xing. Europe: Elsevier. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-85879-9_1

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Spatially and geochemically anomalous arc magmas (SGAM) provide unique records of complexities in the subduction process and are commonly associated with ore mineralisation (e.g., gold and copper). By linking SGAMs to independent geophysical constraints on the dynamics and geometry of the subducting slab, this project aims to explicitly resolve how changes in the shape/form/geometry of the slab through time are expressed in the geochemical and metallogenic record.

    The PhD project will involve the following research activities (depending on the research interests, skills, and qualifications of the selected candidate):

    1. Three-dimensional visualisation of slab structures;
    2. Geodynamic reconstructions;
    3. Structural geology/geophysics in supra-subduction zones;
    4. Geochemical investigation of arc magmas;
    5. Petrological investigation of magmatic plumbing systems in arc settings.

    The ideal student will have:

    • BSc (Honours) and/or MSc in geological sciences;
    • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in at least one of the following sub-disciplines: structural geology, tectonics, geodynamics, geophysics, igneous petrology, geochemistry and/or volcanology;
    • Proof of English language proficiency.

    *The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 2, 2021. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date. International applicants may need to apply much earlier for visa reasons.