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Professor Martin Hand
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completing an Honours degrees at the University of Newcastle, I undertook a PhD
at Melbourne University, completing in 1995. My PhD work focused on the
structural and metamorphic evolution of Proterozoic terrains in Antarctica and
Following my PhD I was awarded an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (APD) at the University of Adelaide where I continued to investigate the thermal evolution of the continental crust. I was then awarded a Australian Research Council Research Fellowship (ARF). The emphasis of this research involved investigating the origin of high temperature processes in the crust, and the role that heat producing elements such as uranium and thorium play in controlling the geological record of the Australian continent.
After being appointed as a lecturer at the University of Adelaide in 2000, we formed the Continental Evolution Research Group, an informal grouping of between of around 15 researchers focussed on tectonic processes. In recent years CERG was merged into the Centre for Tectonics, Resources and Exploration http://www.adelaide.edu.au/trax/).
More recently I've integrated my
research interests with the emerging geothermal energy industry in
Australia, where I am the Director of the South Australian Centre for
Geothermal Energy Research (see http://www.adelaide.edu.au/geothermal/).
SACGER is funded from the State Government of South Australia, ARENA and ARC, and seeks
to assist the geothermal energy sector in bringing projects to demonstration.The focus of SACGER is subsurface characterisation, and the centre has around 30 staff and research students that contribute to a program that integrates geophysical methods with fluid-rock processes and quantative understanding of reservoir quality and performance.
1995 PhD Geology University of Melbourne.
I usually teach Geoscience subjects from level 1 to level III, with a focus on metamorphic geology, tectonics and field work.
and Metamorphic Geology III
I like working on tectonic problems using whatever tools are required to make progress. Together with collegues within the South Australian Centre for Geothermal Energy Research and the Centre for Tectonics, Resources and Exploration I am committed to fundamental and applied research in tectonics and geoenergy using a broad based approach that integrates petrological and isotopic tools with geophysics and structural mapping.
Our work has been supported by a number of research grants including:
Hand et al (2004-2008 ARC linkage) - Gawler Craton ($1.8M),
Hand et al (2005-2008 ARC linkage) - Musgrave Province ($1.2M),
Hand (2005-2007 ARC Discovery) - Intracratonic orogeny ($300K),
Collins, Hand, Barovich, Heinson (2007-2009 ARC Discovery) Ancient eclogites ($120K),
Collins, Hand, Clark, et al (2006-2009 ASAC) - Enigmatic Orogeny ($625K).
Kelsey et al 2010-2012 ARC linkage) - Orogeny and reworking in the West Musgrave Province ($300K),
South Australian Centre for Geothermal Energy Research – South Australian Government ($2M),
Brugger, Hand et al (2011, ARC LIEF). High performance electron microprobe analyser ($700K),
Hand et al (2011-2013 – Premiers Science Research Fund), Trace element microanalytical imaging facilities for South Australia ($540K),
Collins, Hand, Condie 2010-2012 ARC Discovery) Crustal growth and supercontinent formation ($240K).
Ranjith, Airey, Sandiford, Hand, et al (ARC LIEF) Hydro-thermo-mechanical testing chamber for sustainable deep geological resources ($940K).
Durrant-Whyte; Williamson, Tiberi, Ramos, Hand, et al (ARENA), Data fusion for geothermal exploration ($1.9M).
Collins, Belousova, Murphy, Hand, (ARC Discovery) Supercells and the supercontinent cycle ($250K).
Hand et al 2012-2014 (Aust Ant Science) The Precambrian Australian-Antarctic continent ($750K).
Hand et al 2012-2014 (ARENA), Reservoir quality in sedimentary geothermal systems ($1.25M).
Hand et al 2012 (AGOS), Determining resouirce potential in South Australian Sedimentary basins ($360K).
A flavour of what I have been doing for the last couple of years (mostly with PhD students) can be seen from the manuscripts below.
Maidment, D.W., Hand, M., Williams, I.S. High grade metamorphism of sedimentary rocks during Palaeozoic rift basin formation in central Australia. Gondwana Research in press.
Walsh, A.K., Raimondo, T., Kelsey, D.E., Hand, M., Pfitzner, H.L., Clark, C. Duration of high-pressure metamorphism and cooling during the intraplate Petermann Orogeny, Gondwana Research in press.
R. Mohais, C. Xu, P.A. Dowd and M. Hand: Enhanced Geothermal Systems. Accepted for publication in Wiley Encyclopedia of Energy 2012
Cutts, K.A., Kelsey, D.E., Hand, M. 2012. Evidence for late Paleoproterozoic (ca 1690-1665 Ma) high- to ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism in southern Australia: Implications for Proterozoic supercontinent models. Gondwana Research 23, 617-640
Anderson, J.R., Payne, J.L., Kelsey, D.E., Hand, M., Collins, A.S., Santosh, M. 2012. High-pressure granulites at the dawn of the Proterozoic. Geology, 40, 431-434.
Raimondo, T., Clark, C., Hand, M., Cliff, J., Harris, C. 2012. High-resolution geochemical record of fluid-rock interaction in a mid-crustal shear zone: A comparative study of major element and oxygen isotope transport in garnet. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 30, 255-280.
Mohais, R., Xu, C., Dowd, P.A., Hand, M. 2012. Permeability correction factor for fractures with permeable walls. Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (3), art. no. L03403.
Cutts, K.A., Hand, M., Kelsey, D.E., Strachan, R.A. 2012. P-T constraints and timing of Barrovian metamorphism in the Shetland Islands, Scottish Caledonides: Implications for the structural setting of the Unst ophiolite. Journal of the Geological Society, 168 (6), pp. 1265-1284.
R.H. Smithies R.H., Howard, H.M., Evins, P.M., Kirkland, C.L., Kelsey, D.E., Hand, M., Wingate, M.T.D., Collins, A.S., Belousova, E. High-Temperature Granite Magmatism, Crust-Mantle Interaction and the Mesoproterozoic Intracratonic Evolution of the Musgrave Province, central Australia. Journal of Petrology.
Morrissey, L., Payne, J.L., Kelsey, D.E., Hand, M. 2011. Grenvillian-aged reworking in the North Australian Craton, central Australia: Constraints from geochronology and modelled phase equilibria. Precambrian Research, 191, 141-165.
Raimondo, T., Clark, C., Hand, M. and Faure K. Assessing the geochemical and tectonic impacts of fluid-rock interaction in mid-crustal shear zones: a case study from the intracontinental Alice Springs Orogen, central Australia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 29, 821-850.
Howard, K.E., Hand, M., Barovich, K.M. and Belousova, E. Provenance of late Paleoproterozoic cover sequences in the central Gawler Craton: Exploring stratigraphic correlations in eastern Proterozoic Australia using detrital zircon ages, Hf and Nd isotopic data. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 58, 615-638.
Holford, S.P., Hillis, R.R., Hand, M. and Sandiford, M. Thermal weakening localizes intraplate deformation along the southern Australian continental margin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 305, 207-214.
Forbes, C. J., Giles, D., Hand, M., Betts, P. G., Suzuki, K., Chalmers, N., Dutch, Rl. 2011. Using P-T paths to interpret the tectonothermal setting of prograde metamorphism: An example from the northeastern Gawler Craton, South Australia. Precambrian Research, 185, 65-85.
Selway, K. M., Hand, M., Payne, J. L., Heinson, G. S., & Reid, A. 2011. Magnetotelluric constraints on the tectonic setting of Grenville-aged orogenesis in central Australia. Journal of the Geological Society, 168, 251-264.
Howard, K. E., Hand, M., Barovich, K. M., Payne, J. L., & Belousova, E. A. 2011. U-Pb, Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd isotopic constraints on provenance and depositional timing of metasedimentary rocks in the western Gawler Craton: Implications for Proterozoic reconstruction models. Precambrian Research, 184, 43-62.
Buick, I. S., Clark, C., Rubatto, D., Hermann, J., Pandit, M., & Hand, M. 2010. Constraints on the proterozoic evolution of the Aravalli-Delhi orogenic belt (NW India) from monazite geochronology and mineral trace element geochemistry. Lithos, 120, 511-528.
Payne, J.L., Reid, A.R., Hand, M., Barovich, K.M. 2010. Definition of the Munjeela Suite, Gawler Craton. MESA Journal 58, 31-35.
Cawood, P.A., Strachan, R., Cutts, K., Kinny, P.D., Hand, M. & Pisarevsky, S. 2010. Neoproterozoic orogeny along the margin of Rodinia: Valhalla Orogen, North Atlantic. Geology 38; p. 99–102
Clark, C., & Hand, M. 2010. Decoding Mesoproterozoic and Cambrian metamorphic events in Willyama Complex metapelites through the application of Sm-Nd garnet geochronology and P-T pseudosection analysis. Gondwana Research, 17, 59-74.
Cutts, K. A., Kinny, P. D., Strachan, R. A., Hand, M., Kelsey, D. E., Emery, M., et al. 2010. Three metamorphic events recorded in a single garnet: Integrated phase modelling, in situ LA-ICPMS and SIMS geochronology from the Moine Supergroup, NW Scotland. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 28, 249-267.
Cutts, K., Hand, M., & Kelsey, D. E. 2010. Evidence for early Mesoproterozoic (ca. 1590 Ma) ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism in southern Australia. Litho doi:10.1016/j.lithos. 2010.10.014
Dutch, R. A., Hand, M., & Kelsey, D. E. 2010. Unravelling the tectonothermal evolution of reworked archean granulite facies metapelites using in situ geochronology: An example from the Gawler Craton, Australia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 28, 293-316.
Dutch, R., & Hand, M. 2010. Retention of Sm-Nd isotopic ages in garnets subjected to high-grade thermal reworking: Implications for diffusion rates of major and rare earth elements and the Sm-Nd closure temperature in garnet. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 159, 93-112.
Payne, J. L., Ferris, G., Barovich, K. M., & Hand, M. 2010. Pitfalls of classifying ancient magmatic suites with tectonic discrimination diagrams: An example from the paleoproterozoic Tunkillia Suite, southern Australia. Precambrian Research, 177, 227-240.
Phillips, G., Hand, M., & Offler, R. 2010. P-T-X controls on phase stability and composition in LTMP metabasite rocks - a thermodynamic evaluation. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 28, 459-476.
Raimondo, T., Collins, A.S., Hand, M., Walker-Hallam, A., Smithies, R.H., Evins, P.M. and Howard H.M. 2010. The anatomy of a deep intracontinental orogen. Tectonics, 29, TC4024, doi:10.1029/2009TC002504
Cutts, K.A., Hand, M., Kelsey, D.E, Wade, B, Strachan, R.A., Clark, C. & Netting, A. 2009 Evidence for 930 Ma metamorphism in the Shetland Islands, Scottish Caledonides: implications for Neoproterozoic tectonics in the Laurentia-Baltica sector of Rodinia. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 166, 1033-1047.
Payne, J.L., Hand, M., Barovich, K.M., Reid, A. & Evins, D.A.D. 2009. A global context for the Palaeoproterozoic evolution of the Mawson Continent. In: S.M. Reddy, R. Mazumder, D.A.D. Evans, A.S. Collins (eds), Palaeoproterozoic Supercontinents and Global Evolution. Geological Society of London, Special Publication 323, p. 319-355.
Selway, K., Hand, M., Heinson, G.S. & Payne, J.L. 2009. Magnetotelluric constraints on subduction polarity: reversing reconstruction models for Proterozoic Australia. Geology, 37(9), 799–802.
Dutch, R. & Hand, M. 2009. EPMA monazite constraints on the timing of deformation and metamorphism in the southern Kalinjala Shear Zone, Gawler Craton. Mesa Journal, 53, 41-46.
Howard, K.E., Hand, M. Barovich, K.M., Reid, A., Wade, B.P & Belousova, E.A. 2009. Detrital zircon ages: Improving interpretation via Nd and Hf isotopic data. Chemical Geology, 262, 277-292.
Raimondo, T., Collins, A.S., Hand, M. Walker-Hallam, A., Smithies, R.H., Evins, P.M. & Howard, H.M. 2009. Ediacaran intracontinental channel flow. Geology, 37, 291 – 294.
Cutts, K.A., Hand, M., Kelsey, D.E. & Strachan, R.A. 2009. Orogenic versus extensional settings for regional metamorphism: Knoydartian events in the Moine Supergroup revisited. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 166, 201-204.
Phillips, G., Hand, M. & Offler, R. 2008. P-T-t-deformation framework of an ancient accretionary prism, southern New England Orogen, eastern Australia: implications for blueschist exhumation and metamorphic switching. Tectonics, 27, TC6017, doi:10.1029/2008TC002323.
Hand, M., Reid, A., Szpunar, M., Direen, N., Wade, B., Payne, J., & Barovich, K. 2008. Crustal architecture during the early Mesoproterozoic Hiltaba-related mineralisation event: are the Gawler Range Volcanics a foreland basin fill? Mesa Journal, 51, 19-24.
Thomas, J.L., Direen, N.G. & Hand, M. 2008. Blind Orogen: integrated appraisal of multiple episodes of Mesoproterozoic deformation and reworking in the Fowler Domain, western Gawler Craton, Australia. Precambrian Research, 166, 263-282.
Reid, A.J. and Hand, M., 2008. Aspects of Palaeoproterozioc orogenesis in the Gawler Craton: the c.1850 Ma Cornian Orogeny. MESA Journal, 50: 26- 34.
Swain, G. Barovich, K., Hand, M., Ferris, G. & Schwarz, M. 2008. Petrogenesis of the St Peter Suite, southern Australia: Arc magmatism and Proterozoic crustal growth of the South Australian Craton. Precambrian Research, 166, 283-296.
Barovich, K. & Hand, M. 2008. Tectonic setting and provenance of the Palaeoproterozoic Willyama Supergroup, Curnamona Province, Australia: Geochemical and Nd isotopic constraints on contrasting source terrain components. Precambrian Research, 166, 318-337.
Wade, B.P., Kelsey, D.E, Hand, M. & Barovich, K. 2008. The Musgrave Province; Stitching North, West, and South Australia. Precambrian Research, 166, 370-386.
Dutch, R., Hand, M. & Kinny, P.D. 2008. High-grade Palaeoproterozoic reworking in the southeastern Gawler Craton, South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55, 1063–1081.
Reid, A., Hand, M., Jagodinski, E., Kelsey, D. & Pearson, N. 2008. Paleoproterozoic orogenesis in the southeastern Gawler Craton, South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55, 449-471.
Payne, J.L., Hand, M., Barovich, K.M. & Wade, B.P., 2008. Temporal constraints on the timing of high-grade metamorphism in the northern Gawler Craton. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55, 623-640.
Wade, B.P., Hand, M., Maidment, D.W., Close, D.F. & Scrimgeour, I.R., 2008. Origin of metasedimentary and igneous rocks from the Entia Dome, eastern Arunta Region, central Australia: a U-Pb LA-ICPMS, SHRIMP, and Sm-Nd isotope study. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55, 703-719.
Kelsey, D.E., Wade, B.P., Collins, A.S., Hand, M., Sealing, C.R. & Netting, A. 2008. Discovery of a Neoproterozoic basin in the Prydz belt in East Antarctica and its implications for Gondwana assembly and ultrahigh temperature metamorphism. Precambrian Research, 161, 355-388.
Kelsey, D.E., Clark, C. & Hand, M. 2008. Thermobarometric modelling of zircon and monazite growth in melt-bearing systems: examples using model metapelitic and metapsammitic granulites. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 199-212.
Hand, M., Reid, A. & Jagodzinski, L. 2007. Tectonic framework and evolution of the Gawler Craton, southern Australia. Economic Geology, 102, 1377-1395.
Szpunar, M.A., Wade, B., Hand, M., & Barovich, K.M. 2007. Timing of Proterozoic high grade metamorphism in the Barossa Complex, southern South Australia: exploring the extent of the 1590 Ma event. MESA Journal 47:21–27.
Wade, B.P., Payne, J.L., Hand, M., & Barovich, K.M. 2007. Petrogenesis of ca. 1.50 Ga granitic gneiss of the Coompana Block: filling the “magmatic gap” of Mesoproterozoic Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 54, 1089- 1102
Clark, C., Hand, M., Kelsey, D.E. & Goscombe, B. 2007. Linking crustal reworking to terrane accretion. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 164, 937-940.
Maidment, D.W., Williams, I.S., & Hand, M. 2007. Testing long-term patterns of basin sedimentation by detrital zircon geochronology, Centralian Superbasin, Australia. Basin Research, 19, 335-360.
Clarke, C., Kelsey, D.E. & Hand, M. 2007. Assembling Proterozoic Australia: Inside out or outside in? Gondwana Research, 11, 575–576.
Kelsey, D.E., Hand, M., Clark, C & Wilson, C.J.L. 2007. On the application of in-situ monazite chemical geochronology to constraining P-T-t histories in high temperature (>850°C) polymetamorphic granulites from Prydz Bay, east Antarctica. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 164, 667-683.
Rutherford, L., Hand, M. & Barovich, K. 2007. Timing of Proterozoic metamorphism in the southern Curnamona Province: implications for tectonic models and continental reconstructions. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 54, 65-81.
Rutherford, L. Burtt, A. Barovich, K, Hand, M. & Foden, J. 2007. Billeroo North alkaline magmatic complex: geology and economic significance. Mesa Journal, 45, 33-39.
Collins, A.S., Clark, C., Sajeev, K., Santosh, M., Kelsey, D.E. & Hand, M. 2007. Passage through India: the Mozambique Ocean suture, high-pressure granulites and the Palghat-Cauvery shear zone system. Terra Nova, 19, 141- 147.
Howard, K., Reid, A., Hand, M., Barovich, K. & Belousova, E. 2007. Does the Kalinjala Shear Zone represent a palaeosuture zone? Implications for distribution of styles of Mesoproterozoic mineralisation in the Gawler Craton. Mesa Journal, 43, 16-20.
Dutch, R., Hand, M. & Reid, A. 2007. Orogen-parallel flow during continental convergence: Numerical experiments and Archean field examples: Comment. Geology, doi: 10.1130/G24419C.1.
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