Isabelle Jones

Isabelle Jones

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  • The University of Western Australia (M310), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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I began my life in the Great South-East of Queensland as many young geologists to-be do: watching Jurassic Park and fervently wishing I could go there and see the dinosaurs. To achieve this I decided in my teenage years, after a brief flirtation with the ideas of archaeology (my initials are I Jones after all) and marine biology, to dedicate my life to Geological science. What came from that was an evolution in my interests from "Make Dinosaurs Real (Again)" to volcanoes, plate tectonics and all of the weird and wonderful things that came along with them.

After finishing my PhD in 2018, were I examined volcanoes and plate tectonics, I turned my attention to my one true love of all time: Science. As I aspire to support scientific research in all its applications and enjoy characterising new and interesting materials down microscopes and on spectroscopic machinery, I side-stepped directly into Chemical Engineering at the Centre for Energy. In CFE, I have honed the characterisation, microscopy and spectroscopy skills I began to develop as part of my PhD. I now spend my days mixing noxious chemicals, examining morphological and chemical changes in samples, and puzzling out preparation and analysis for a variety of varied, weird and wonderful samples.

Alas, my dream of dinosaurs is still unfulfilled. Although given the state of the world, that may be for the best.

Education/Academic qualification

Geology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland

3 Mar 201426 Mar 2018

Award Date: 26 Mar 2018

Geology, Bachelor of Science (Honours 2a), University of Queensland

Mar 2010Dec 2013

Award Date: 11 Dec 2013

External positions

Demonstrator, University of Queensland

Jul 2013Jun 2017

Laboratory Worker, ALS Mineralogy

Apr 2013Aug 2015


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