Earth and Environment

Hammond Nisbet Geoscience Fund

 

Further Information

61634_hammond-nisbet_4_v3Established in memory of Dr Bruce Nisbet and Dr Rod Hammond, two great geoscientists who were work colleagues and friends and tragically died within months of each other in 2006.

Each had an exceptional grasp of the key connections between geological systems and mineralisation, and how those connections could be applied in exploration targeting for new deposits.  Bruce and Rod were also inspirational teachers, and mentored a generation of structural geologists and explorationists in Australia, Latin America and Zambia.

The Fund was formed by long term colleagues Craig Williams, Peter Williams, Nick Archibald and Mike Etheridge (the Founders) with the aim of securing an endowed teaching/research position, the Hammond Nisbet Fellow, to exploit and develop the strong connections between field studies, area-based geophysical data interpretations and advanced visualization of geoscientific data for targeting mineralisation.  Initial assistance from the UWA Geoscience Foundation has now been strengthened into a commitment to work with the Founders to secure the remaining funds.

"To inspire and mentor the next generation of explorationists by providing a world class teaching and research environment to exploit and develop the strong connections between field studies, area-based geophysical data interpretations and advanced visualization of scientific data for targeting mineralization."

Vision of the Hammond Nisbet Geoscience Fund