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Dr Craig O'Neill is a rock doctor/geophysicist, and planetary scientist, and is an Associate Professor of Geophysics and Remote Sensing at QUT, Brisbane. He previously worked in consulting, employing ninja-like computational geoscience skills to big-scale renewable projects, cutting edge geophysics development, and groundwater solutions for regional communities.
He was at Macquarie University, Sydney, from 2006-2021, both as an an associate professor and Director of the Macquarie Planetary Research Centre. Prior to that he held research positions at Rice University, Monash University, and Sydney University.
He has a background in geodynamics, computational geoscience, and satellite datasets. He has worked on projects in geophysics and seismology, geology, computational fluid dynamics, data science, satellite data, geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology.
He is known for simulating the geodynamics of the early Earth, and planetary interiors. He is also passionate about renewable energy resources, and has supervised projects on geothermal energy, hydroelectricity and groundwater, and carbon geosequestration, and is always keen to talk renewables.
Craig is also an experienced science communicator, and rarely shuts about rocks, planets or renewables. He spends too much time in front of computers these days, though he tries to get outdoors with a geological hammer when he can.
He drinks too much coffee, is a single malt aficionado, plays bass, and when there is a rare moment of time, goes rock climbing & and mountain biking. To stay sane he grapples, and once (a long time ago now) won the world fire-fighter games in judo.
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