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Postgraduate research opportunities in the Division of Sciences

The fluid dynamics of planet formation

Supervisor
Dr Jonathan Squire
Level
PhD

Studying the dynamic near-sun solar wind

Supervisor
Dr Jonathan Squire
Level
PhD

Tracing gold mineralization and associated heavy-metal pollution using lead isotopes

Supervisors
Dr Candace Martin, Professor Claudine Stirling
Level
Master’s

Provenance of sand and mud in turbidites using detrital zircons and neodymium isotopes

Supervisors
Dr Candace Martin, Dr Mike Palin
Level
Master’s

Trace elements in freshwater bivalve shells as records of water quality

Supervisor
Dr Candace Martin
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Cloud and distributed systems security

Supervisor
Associate Professor David Eyers
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Large-scale data science

Supervisor
Associate Professor David Eyers
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Time-series database systems

Supervisor
Associate Professor David Eyers
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Distributed data provenance tracking and data sovereignty

Supervisor
Associate Professor David Eyers
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Explainable, context-sensitive, user-centric security

Supervisor
Associate Professor David Eyers
Levels
PhD, Master’s

PhD Degree in Earthquake Rupture Simulation Science

Supervisors
Professor Mark Stirling, Dr Matthew Gerstenberger
Level
PhD

Spatial ecology of urban possums

Supervisors
Professor Philip Seddon, Professor Yolanda van Heezik, Adjunct Professor Deb Wilson (Mannaki Whenua/Landcare Research)
Level
PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar in Earthquake Science

Supervisors
Professor Mark Stirling, Dr Caroline Orchiston
Level
Postdoctoral

Upper Clutha terrace chronology and late Quaternary activity of the Pisa Fault

Supervisor
Professor Mark Stirling
Levels
Master’s, PhD

Ice mechanics and the dynamics of ice sheets

Supervisor
Professor Dave Prior
Levels
Honours, Master’s, PhD

Subvolcanic features beneath an underwater volcanic complex at the Moeraki Peninsula

Supervisors
Professor James White, Dr Christian Ohneiser
Levels
Honours, Master’s, PhD

Ross Sea Paleoceanography and ice shelf retreat – 15 kyr to present

Supervisors
Dr Christian Ohneiser, Dr Christina Riesselman, Dr Catherine Beltran
Levels
Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, Master’s, PhD

Eocene-Oligocene paleoclimate of NZ constructed from drill cores

Supervisors
Dr Christian Ohneiser, Associate Professor Daphne Lee, Dr Chris Moy, Dr Catherine Beltran
Levels
Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, Master’s, PhD

Surtsey volcano's diatreme

Supervisor
Professor James White
Levels
Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, Master’s, PhD

Mafic Enclaves, Kawakaputa Point, Southland

Supervisor
Dr Mike Palin
Level
Honours

The structural and lithological characterization of the Port Chalmers Breccia

Supervisors
Dr Marco Brenna, Professor James White, Dr Christian Ohneiser
Levels
Postgraduate Diploma, Honours

Greenhills Igneous Complex, Bluff Peninsula, Southland

Supervisor
Dr Mike Palin
Levels
Postgraduate Diploma, Honours

"Marine" seismic imaging of the floor of Lake Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand

Supervisor
Associate Professor Andrew Gorman
Levels
Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, Master’s

"Marine" seismic imaging of the Ostler Fault in Mackenzie Country, central South Island, New Zealand

Supervisor
Associate Professor Andrew Gorman
Levels
Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, Master’s

Understanding the timing and drivers of drought in New Zealand

Supervisors
Dr Chris Moy, Dr Christina Riesselman, Dr Marcus Vandergoes (GNS Science)
Level
PhD

3D lithological reconstruction of the Dunedin Volcano

Supervisor
Dr Marco Brenna
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Climate of the last millennium

Supervisors
Dr Chris Moy, Dr Marcus Vandergoes (GNS Science)
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Mechanism for active subsidence of the Dunedin volcano

Supervisors
Professor Mark Stirling, Dr Paul Denys (Surveying), Dr Pilar Villamor (GNS Science)
Level
Master’s

Seismic analysis of the Hyde Fault

Supervisors
Associate Professor Andrew Gorman, Professor Dave Prior, Professor Mark Stirling
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Fluid Release and Transport in the Otago Schist: Hydrogen and Carbon Stable Isotopes

Supervisors
Dr Mike Palin, Associate Professor Greg Holk (California State University)
Level
Master’s

Developing a crustal P-wave velocity model for SE South Island using petroleum industry sources and land-based broadband seismometers

Supervisors
Associate Professor Andrew Gorman, Dr Donna Eberhart-Philips (GNS Science)
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Hydrothermal reaction experiments involving serpentinite.

Supervisor
Dr Steven Smith
Levels
Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, Master’s, PhD

The Mantle under New Zealand, Department of Geology

Supervisor
Associate Professor James Scott
Levels
Postgraduate Diploma, Honours

Quaternary Stratigraphy (and/or Structure?) of Otago Harbour

Supervisors
Associate Professor Andrew Gorman, Dr Christina Riesselman
Levels
Honours, Master’s


Postgraduate Research Opportunities with a focus on the Socio-cultural, Political-Economic and Media Impact of Sport

Supervisors
Professor Steve Jackson, Associate Professor Michael Sam
Levels
Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral

High performance computing for big data

Supervisor
Associate Professor Zhiyi Huang
Levels
Master’s, PhD

Application of machine learning algorithms for EEG data processing

Supervisor
Associate Professor Zhiyi Huang
Levels
Master’s, PhD

Parallel machine learning algorithms

Supervisor
Associate Professor Zhiyi Huang
Levels
Master’s, PhD