Kate Wright


  • The University of Western Australia (M021), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


1989 …2015
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Professor Kate Wright is Dean of the Graduate Research School and has responsibility for leadership and management of research training across the university.

Kate obtained an Honours Degree in Geology and a PhD in Mineral Physics from University College London, UK. Prior to moving to Australia, she was a Royal Society University Research Fellow, at the University of Manchester and at the Royal Institution in London. On moving to Perth in 2004, Kate continued her research at Curtin University as Professor of Mineral Chemistry and in 2010 took on the role of Dean of Research for the Faculty of Science and Engineering. She was appointed as Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Training later in 2011. Kate took on her current role at the University of Western Australia in March 2016.


My research interests centre around the study of microscopic defects in minerals and their influence on macroscopic behaviour.

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defect Earth & Environmental Sciences
computer simulation Earth & Environmental Sciences
Defects Chemical Compounds
Computer simulation Chemical Compounds
jarosite Earth & Environmental Sciences
defects Physics & Astronomy
Hydrogen Chemical Compounds
Vacancies Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 1989 2015

  • 71 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference paper
  • 1 Conference presentation/ephemera
4 Citations (Scopus)

Calculation of the energetics of water incorporation in majorite garnet

Pigott, J. S., Wright, K., Gale, J. D. & Panero, W. R., 1 May 2015, In : American Mineralogist. 100, 5-6, p. 1065-1075 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Incorporation of Y and REEs in aluminosilicate garnet: Energetics from atomistic simulation

Carlson, W. D., Gale, J. D. & Wright, K., 2014, In : American Mineralogist. 99, 5-6, p. 1022-1034 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rare earth element
16 Citations (Scopus)

Synthesis, characterization and thermochemistry of synthetic Pb-As, Pb-Cu and Pb-Zn jarosites

Forray, F. L., Smith, A. M. L., Navrotsky, A., Wright, K., Hudson-Edwards, K. A. & Dubbin, W. E., 15 Feb 2014, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 127, p. 107-119 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gibbs free energy
5 Citations (Scopus)

Coupled (Li+, Al3+) substitutions in hydrous forsterite

Zhang, F. & Wright, K., 2012, In : American Mineralogist. 97, 2-3, p. 425-429 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Lithium defects and diffusivity in forsterite

Zhang, F. & Wright, K., 15 Aug 2012, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 91, p. 32-39 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle