Matt Kilburn

Professor, BSc Lond., PhD Brist.

  • The University of Western Australia (M004), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Professor Matt Kilburn obtained his BSc in Planetary Science from University College London, and then completed a PhD in Experimental Petrology at the University of Bristol. He held postdoctoral positions at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the University of Bristol, before joining the University of Oxford as a Research Fellow in 2003. In 2006, Matt joined UWA as a lecturer at CMCA, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2010, Associate Professor in 2013 and Professor in 2018. In 2016 he became Deputy Director of CMCA, and became Director in 2018. In August 2019, Matt left UWA to take up the post of Head of the Environmental Sample Laboratory at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna. He currently holds an Adjunct Professor position in the School of Earth Sciences at UWA.

Roles and responsibilities

Adjunct Professor, School of Earth Sciences

Research

Professor Matt Kilburn is an expert in Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) and other analytical techniques. He was formerly head of UWA’s Ion Probe Facility and Director of the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA). Professor Kilburn’s research focuses on the application of SIMS to a range of disciplines, from geochemistry to biomedical research.
He currently works in the Departmental of Safeguards at the International Atomic Energy Agency where he is head of the Environmental Sample Laboratory. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

External positions

Laboratory Head, International Atomic Energy Agency

1 Sept 2019 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Nuclear Safeguards
  • Isotopic analyses with SIMS
  • Stable isotope analysis
  • Radiochemistry
  • Nuclear fuel cycle

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