Geoscience@UniSA

About me (Details)

Contact details (Details)

Dr Tom Raimondo
Senior Lecturer | Geoscience
School of Natural and Built Environments
University of South Australia
GPO Box 2471
Adelaide SA 5001
Building P | Office P1-39 | Mawson Lakes Campus
p: +61 8 8302 6661
e: tom.raimondo@unisa.edu.au
w: http://people.unisa.edu.au/tom.raimondo

Research interests (Details)

Welcome to Geoscience@UniSA!

I am a geologist and geochemist whose research focuses on three main themes:

  • Fluid–rock interaction in the deep crust/shear zones
  • Isotope and elemental geochemistry of fluid flow and its links to tectonic processes
  • Understanding the architecture and evolution of intracontinental mountain belts

I am particularly interested in the role that fluids play in modulating the strength of the continental crust, and thus how tectonic plates dynamically respond to forces and stress. This contributes to a better understanding of the complex migration patterns of deep crustal fluids, with applications as diverse as geothermal energy, carbon sequestration, nuclear waste storage and the formation of ore deposits.

Research grants (Details)

  • Putnis, A., Raimondo, T. & Daczko, N. Just add water: a recipe for the deformation of continental interiors. ARC Discovery Project DP160103449 (2016-2018): $319,500.
  • Payne, J., Hand, M., Tomkins, A., Raimondo, T., Lilly, R., Reid, A., Dutch, R., Faure, K. & Belperio, T. Source to spectrum: Finding deposits beyond the Fe oxide-Cu-Au envelope. ARC Linkage Project LP160100578 (2016-2018): $600,000.
  • Kemp, A., McCulloch, M., Fiorentini, M., McCuaig, T., Rate, A., Clark, C., Rasmussen, B., Evans, N., Reddy, S., Bland, P., Raimondo, T., Pearson, N., Belousova, E., Jacob, D., Rubatto, D., Spandler, C. & Barnes, S. Expanding the frontiers of mass spectrometry: a Laser Ablation Multiple Split-Streaming (LAMSS) facility for Australia. ARC LIEF Grant LE150100013 (2015): $860,000.
  • Hand, M., Kamenetsky, V., Gillanders, B., Foden, J., Kennedy, M., Clark, C., Raimondo, T., Payne, J., Reid, A. & Dutch, R. High sensitivity and precision mass spectrometry for tracing Australia’s ancient evolution and securing our future groundwater resources. ARC LIEF Grant LE140100141 (2014): $360,000.

Research supervision (Details)

I currently supervise the following students:

Nick Langsford (UniSA PhD principal supervisor): Lower Cambrian lithology, sedimentology and stratigraphy of the central Flinders Ranges.

Alicia Pollett (UniSA PhD principal supervisor): Heat flow and crustal heat production in Southern Australia and Antarctica.

Daniel Howlett (University of Adelaide PhD co-supervisor): Sources and effects of fluids during intracontinental reworking in central Australia.

Alexander Prent (Curtin University PhD co-supervisor): Coupling and feedbacks between chemical, mechanical and transport processes and their impact on lithospheric stability.

Teaching interests (Details)

  • Technology-enhanced learning and teaching
  • Online content delivery and student engagement
  • Field teaching and interactive virtual environments

I teach Geology as part of the Environmental Science, Geospatial Science and Civil Engineering degrees at UniSA. Find out more about what studying Geology at UniSA is like on our Facebook page and Google+ page.

See some of the ways I enhance Geoscience field teaching using high-resolution Gigapans and 360 panoramas. Check out the some more panoramas on the UniSA Geoscience Google+ page. Watch an interview with me about UniSA's Digital Learning Strategy and how it has helped develop geoscientific knowledge in the first-year undergraduate student cohorts. Spot the strategically-placed phase diagram in the background!

Teaching grants (Details)

  • Payne, J., Raimondo, T., Bruce, D., Yue, W.L., Corcoran, P., Keppel, G. & Anderson, S. Project STADIA (Skill-based Teaching through Airborne Digital Imagery Analysis). UniSA Digital Teaching Equipment and Resources Fund (2015): $38,000.
  • Sandhu, S., Edmonds, R., Sigala, M., Smith, S. and Raimondo, T. A location-based mobile learning framework. UniSA Teaching and Learning Development Grant (2015): $8,000.
  • Weber, D., Bruce, D. & Raimondo, T. Project: LIVE (Learning through Immersive Virtual Environments). UniSA Teaching Equipment Fund (2014): $60,000.

Education History (Details)

Qualification Attachments
PhD in Science (Geology) at University of Adelaide
2008 - 2011
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B. Science (Honours First Class - Geology) at University of Adelaide
2007 - 2007
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B. Science (Geology and Environmental Geoscience) at University of Adelaide
2003 - 2006
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B. Arts (Philosophy) at University of Adelaide
2003 - 2006
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Professional associations (Details)

Journal publications (Details)

Check out my Google Scholar Citations profile.

Howlett, D., Raimondo, T. & Hand, M., 2015. Evidence for 1808–1770 Ma bimodal magmatism, sedimentation, high temperature deformation and metamorphism in the Aileron Province, central Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 62(7): 831-852, doi: 10.1080/08120099.2015.1108364. Download PDF of full text here. Note: This paper was awarded the D.I. Groves Medal.

Raimondo, T., Hand, M. & Collins, W. J., 2014. Compressional intracontinental orogens: ancient and modern perspectives. Earth-Science Reviews, 130: 128153, doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2013.11.009. Download PDF of accepted article here.

Morrissey, L. J., Hand, M., Raimondo, T. & Kelsey, D. E., 2014, Long-lived high-temperature, low-pressure granulite facies metamorphism in the Arunta Region, central Australia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 32(1): 25–47, doi: 10.1111/jmg.12056.

Raimondo, T., Clark, C., Hand, M., Cliff, J. & Anczkiewicz, R., 2013. A simple mechanism for mid-crustal shear zones to record surface-derived fluid signatures. Geology, 41(6), 711–714, doi:10.1130/G34043.1. Download PDF of full text here.

Aitken, A. R. A., Raimondo, T. & Capitanio, F. A., 2013. The intraplate character of supercontinent tectonics. Gondwana Research, 24(3–4): 807–814, doi:10.1016/j.gr.2013.03.005.

Walsh, A. K., Raimondo, T., Kelsey, D., Hand, M., Pfitzner, H. L. & Clark, C., 2013. Duration of high-pressure metamorphism and cooling during the intraplate Petermann Orogeny. Gondwana Research, 24(3–4): 969–983, doi:10.1016/j.gr.2012.09.006.

Raimondo, T., Clark, C., Hand, M., Cliff, J. & Harris, C., 2012. High-resolution geochemical record of fluid–rock interaction in a mid-crustal shear zone: a comparative study of major element and oxygen isotope transport in garnet. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 30(3), 255–280, doi:10.1111/j.1525-1314.2011.00966.x.

Raimondo, T., Clark, C., Hand, M. & Faure, K., 2011. Assessing the geochemical and tectonic impacts of fluid–rock interaction in mid-crustal shear zones: a case study from the intracontinental Alice Springs Orogen, central Australia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 29(8), 821–850, doi:10.1111/j.1525-1314.2011.00944.x.

Raimondo, T., Collins, A. S., Hand, M., Walker-Hallam, A., Smithies, R. H., Evins, P. M. & Howard, H. M., 2010. The anatomy of a deep intracontinental orogen. Tectonics, 29(4), TC4024, doi:10.1029/2009TC002504.

Raimondo, T., Collins, A. S., Hand, M., Walker-Hallam, A., Smithies, R. H., Evins, P. M. & Howard, H. M., 2009. Ediacaran intracontinental channel flow. Geology, 37(4), 291‒294, doi:10.1130/G25452A.1.

Books and reports (Details)

Aitken, A. R. A., Raimondo, T. & Capitanio, F. A. (eds.), 2013. Special Issue on Intraplate Tectonics. Gondwana Research, 24(3‒4).

Howard, H. M., Werner, M., Smithies, R. H., Evins, P. M., Kirkland, C. L., Kelsey, D. E., Hand, M., Collins, A., Pirajno, F., Wingate, M. T. D., Maier, W. D. & Raimondo, T., 2011. The geology of the West Musgrave Province and the Bentley Supergroup ‒ A field guide. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Record 2011/4, 116pp. Download this publication here.

Selected awards and achievements (Details)

  • Recipient of a 2016 Young Tall Poppy Science Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science
  • Awarded the D.I. Groves Medal for best paper in the 2015 volume of the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
  • Recipient of the 2014 UniSA ITEE Early Career Researcher of the Year Award.
  • Finalist in the 2014 South Australian Science Excellence Awards in the category of Early Career STEM Educator of the Year – Tertiary Teaching.
  • Finalist in the 2012 South Australian Science Excellence Awards in the category of PhD Research Excellence – Life and Environmental Sciences.
  • Recipient of a University Doctoral Research Medal and a Special Commendation from the Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Adelaide for outstanding PhD research.
  • Recipient of the Postgraduate Student of the Year Award for excellence in published research contributions to the Centre for Tectonics, Resources and Exploration (TRaX), University of Adelaide.
  • Awarded the Joyner Scholarship in Science (Postgraduate Research), University of Adelaide.
  • Awarded the Tate Memorial Medal, James Barrans Scholarship, Brian Daily Prize and Prospectors/Estwing Prize for Geology at the University of Adelaide.
  • Awarded the Jefferis Memorial Medal and Professor Sir William Mitchell Prize for Philosophy at the University of Adelaide.

Conference abstracts (Details)

Raimondo, T., Howlett, D., Hand, M. & Clark, C., 2016. Fluid-controlled rheological responses during intraplate orogeny. Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU2016-10624, EGU General Assembly 2016.

Goncalves, P., Raimondo, T. & Santos de Souza, J., 2016. Evolution of garnet distribution, shape and composition in high-grade pelitic migmatites of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil: insights from LA-ICP-MS trace element mapping. Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU2016-11556, EGU General Assembly 2016.

Prent, A., Beinlich, A., Raimondo, T. & Putnis, A., 2016. Fluid induced microstructures in granulites from the Reynolds Range, central Australia. Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU2016-10845-1, EGU General Assembly 2016.

Raimondo, T., Payne, J., Hand, M., Clark, C. & Anczkiewicz, R., 2016. Large discrepancies between Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd isochron ages: the problem of inherited Hf. Geological Society of Australia, Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC) Abstracts 2016.

Howlett, D., Hand, M., Raimondo, T., & Morrissey, L., 2016. 120 Myr of episodic mid-crustal metamorphism and fluid-rock interaction during the Alice Springs Orogeny: the Strangways Range, central Australia. Geological Society of Australia, Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC) Abstracts 2016.

Langsford, N., Raimondo, T. & Jago, J., 2016. Sponges as environmental indicators in the Red Crust ferrimicrobialite horizon, Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Geological Society of Australia, Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC) Abstracts 2016.

Williams, M., Kelsey, D., Hand, M., & Raimondo, T., 2016. Are spatially variable records of overprinting metamorphism related to inherited zones of retrogression and structural weakness? Unravelling polymetamorphism in the Terre Adélie Craton (east Antarctica) and formerly contiguous Gawler Craton (South Australia). Geological Society of Australia, Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC) Abstracts 2016.

Raimondo, T., Hand, M., Clark, C. & Howlett, D., 2015. Fluid-controlled rheological responses during intraplate orogeny. Abstract volume, 2015 TIGeR Conference - Key issues in fluid-rock interaction: From the nano to the macroscale, Curtin University, Perth, 39.

Howlett, D., Hand, M. & Raimondo, T., 2015. 120 Myr of episodic mid-crustal metamorphism and fluid-rock interaction during the Alice Springs Orogeny: the Strangways Range, central Australia. Abstract volume, 2015 TIGeR Conference - Key issues in fluid-rock interaction: From the nano to the macroscale, Curtin University, Perth, 60.

Moulton, D., Koronios, A., Gao, J., Paniagua, J.O., Raimondo, T., Payne, J. & James, P., 2015. Tkiee: Learning Interaction & Student Engagement in the School of Natural and Built Environments through an Integrated m-Learning Platform. Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference (AAEE 2015), Deakin University, Geelong.

Raimondo, T., Moulton, D., James, P. & Rathore, P., 2015. Blending Geoscience Learning and Teaching at UniSA: the OUA and F2F experience. Geological Society of Australia Abstracts, 131, 18-19.

Raimondo, T., Wade, B., Payne, J., Hand, M., Clark, C., Anczkiewicz, R., & Reid, A., 2014. LA-ICP-MS trace element mapping and its application to geochemical transport in garnet. Geophysical Research Abstracts 16, EGU2014-4596, EGU General Assembly 2014.

Howlett, D., Hand, M., Raimondo, T. & Bendall, B., 2014. Episodic mid-crustal metamorphism during the Alice Springs Orogeny: the Strangways Range, central Australia. In: Fraser, G., Forster, M. & McClusky, S. (eds) SGTSG in the Snowies: Biennial Conference of the Specialist Group for Tectonics and Structural Geology, February 2014. Geological Society of Australia Abstracts, 109, 48.

Hand, M., Raimondo, T. & Maidment, D., 2013. 250 Myr of intraplate deformation in central Australia. Program and Abstracts, CCFS Lithosphere Dynamics Workshop, Perth, Australia, 17.

Hand, M., Morrissey, L., Anderson, J., Kelsey, D. & Raimondo, T., 2013. Long-term high thermal gradients in the crust. Program and Abstracts, Granulites & Granulites 2013, Hyderabad, India, 29.

Raimondo, T., Clark, C., Hand, M., Cliff, J., & Anczkiewicz, R., 2012. The intraplate expression of the Delamerian Orogeny: do externally-derived fluids influence the large-scale reactivation of continental interiors? 2012 IAGR Annual Convention and 9th International Symposium on Gondwana to Asia, IGCP 592, 42‒43.

Raimondo, T., Clark, C., Hand, M., Cliff, J., & Anczkiewicz, R., 2012. Do externally-derived fluids influence the large-scale reactivation of continental interiors? Proceedings of the 34th International Geological Congress 2012, 688.

Tingay, M., Almberg, L., Anderson, M., Blenkinsop, T., Corkeron, M., McLaren, S., Murray-Wallace, C., Raimondo, T., Roach, M. & Tomkins, A. (eds) 2012. Program and Abstracts, 1st Australian Geoscience Teaching Workshop, 18‒19 January 2012, Adelaide, Australia. Geological Society of Australia Abstracts, 100, 39pp.

Raimondo, T., & Clark, C., 2011. Fluid–rock interaction in intracontinental shear zones: geochemical and tectonic responses. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, EGU2011-5338, EGU General Assembly 2011.

Netting, A., Payne, J., Wade, B., & Raimondo, T., 2011. Trace Element Micro-Analytical Imaging via Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Microscopy and Microanalysis 2011: Proceedings of the 69th Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America, 17, 590.

Raimondo, T., Clark, C., Hand, M., & Cliff, J., 2010. Constraining the timing of deep meteoric fluid flow in reactivated orogenic belts. In: Quinn, C. D. & Daczko, N. R. (eds) Abstracts of the Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology Conference, Port Macquarie. Geological Society of Australia Abstracts, 97, 55.

Raimondo, T., Collins, A. S. & Hand, M., 2010. Deep intracontinental channel flow: the anatomy of the Petermann Orogen, central Australia. In: Quinn, C. D. & Daczko, N. R. (eds) Abstracts of the Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology Conference, Port Macquarie. Geological Society of Australia Abstracts, 97, 54.

Hand, M., Raimondo, T., Collins, A. S. & Kelsey, D. E., 2009. Intracratonic orogeny in central Australia. In: Timms, N. E., Foden, J., Evans, K. E., & Clark, C. (eds) Kangaroo Island 2009: Biennial Conference of the Specialist Group for Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology. Geological Society of Australia Abstracts, 96, 24.

Raimondo, T., Clark, C., Hand, M., Faure, K., & Collins, A. S., 2009. Deep intracratonic fluid flow in the Alice Springs Orogen, central Australia. In: Timms, N. E., Foden, J., Evans, K. E., & Clark, C. (eds) Kangaroo Island 2009: Biennial Conference of the Specialist Group for Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology. Geological Society of Australia Abstracts, 96, 37.

Raimondo, T., Hand, M., Clark, C., Faure, K., & Collins, A. S., 2009. Sources, thermal conditions and mechanisms of fluid ingress during regional rehydration of Alice Springs Orogeny intracratonic shear systems. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 101, 84, doi:10.1016/j.gexplo.2008.11.008.

Raimondo, T., Collins, A. S., Hand, M., Walker-Hallam, A., Smithies, H., & Evins, P., 2008. A kinematic, metamorphic and geochronological framework for intracratonic reworking in the western Musgrave Block, central Australia: evidence for lower crustal channel flow? Geological Society of Australia, Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC) 2008, Abstracts, 89, 206.

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