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Professor Brent Mcinnes


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Brent is the world’s foremost authority on the geological evolution of the New Ireland Basin in Papua New Guinea. He is the Executive Director of the John de Laeter Analytical Centre, a multimillion dollar research laboratory at Curtin University.

Brent is a Professor in Economic Geology and Geochemistry at Curtin University. He has 35 years’ international experience in the geoscience and resources sector including projects with TOTAL, Oil Search, BHP-Billiton, Chevron, PetroChina, Sinopec, Rio Tinto and Searcher Seismic. His honours include the 2018 Paul G Dunn Award for Research Development, the 2008 CSIRO National Service from Science Award, the 2007 Fulbright Coral Sea Fellowship at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, and the 2003 CSIRO Chairman’s Gold Medal for Research Excellence.