Working in this role includes numerical modelling in geophysics and geology applied to numerical simulation and visualization of crater formation process, using the state-of-the-art 2D and 3D modelling techniques available at Curtin. Your role will be to numerically simulate crater formation process on Mars, the Earth and Moon to better understand the structure and evolution of lunar and planetary crusts. Numerical validation can be made with publicly available data, including the latest research associated with NASA’s InSight mission, currently operating on Mars. This project is aimed to bridge the gap between observations and modelling, and understand craters on terrestrial bodies in the context of future exploration and exploitation specific to impact crater sites.
In this position, you will be part of an ARC Future Fellowship team that will sustain and enhance international collaboration with a number of world-class groups that participate in the NASA InSight mission. The project also introduces and extends collaborations with impact specialists, crater experts, and lunar and planetary geophysics specialists around the world, covering diverse areas of Earth and planetary science.
You will also supervise students, giving you the opportunity to further develop your supervisory experience. You will also be free to take up a topic of your choosing and continue developing your own research portfolio in addition to the allocated tasks. There may be an opportunity to gain some undergraduate teaching experience as well.