Geoscience@UniSA

by Tom Raimondo

Dr Tom Raimondo
Senior Lecturer
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

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.

  • Hand, M., Kamenetsky, V., Gillanders, B., Foden, J., Kennedy, M., Clark, C., Raimondo, T., Payne, J., Reid, A. and 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.
  • 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. and 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.

I currently supervise the following students:

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

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

  • 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!

  • Weber, D., Bruce, D. & Raimondo, T.. Project: LIVE (Learning through Immersive Virtual Environments). UniSA Teaching Equipment Fund (2014): $60,000.
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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Check out my Google Scholar Citations profile.

Howlett, D. P., Hand, M. and Raimondo, T., 2015. Yambah-aged bimodal magmatism and high-grade deformation in the Aileron Province, central Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, submitted.

Raimondo, T., Hand, M. and 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., and 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): 2547, 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(34): 807814, 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(34): 969983, 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.

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.

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.

2014

  • Recipient of the 2014 UniSA ITEE Early Career Researcher of the Year Award.
  • Selected as a finalist in the 2014 South Australian Science Excellence Awards in the category of Early Career STEM Educator of the Year – Tertiary Teaching.

2013

  • Selected to participate in the UniSA Early Career Researcher Development Program – High Quality Research.

2012

  • Selected as a 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 research at PhD level.

2010

  • 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.
  • Recipient of the University of Adelaide PhD student Award for 'Best publication within candidature (published in 2009)' [Raimondo, T., Collins, A. S., Hand, M., Walker-Hallam, A., Smithies, R. H., Evins, P. M. and Howard, H. M., 2009. Ediacaran intracontinental channel flow. Geology, 37(4), 291‒294, doi: 10.1130/G25452A.1].
  • Awarded best student poster at the GSA Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology conference, Port Macquarie [Raimondo, T., Collins, A. S. & Hand, M., 2010. Deep intracontinental channel flow: the anatomy of the Petermann Orogen, central Australia. Geological Society of Australia Abstracts, 97, 54].

 2008

  • Awarded the Joyner Scholarship in Science (Postgraduate Research), University of Adelaide.

 2007

  • Recipient of the Tate Memorial Medal for highest results in Honours Geology, University of Adelaide;
  • Recipient of the joint PIRSA-Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) Honours Bursary;
  • Recipient of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM Award) for Academic Excellence for superior academic achievement in Level III Geology;
  • Recipient of the AusIMM Award for Academic Excellence for superior academic achievement in Level III Environmental Geoscience.

 2006

  • Recipient of the James Barrans Scholarship for top third year student proceeding to Honours in Geology;
  • Awarded the Jefferis Memorial Medal for best essay in Level III Philosophy;
  • Recipient of the Professor Sir William Mitchell Prize for student with the most outstanding results in Level III Philosophy.

 2005

  • Recipient of the AusIMM Award for Academic Excellence for superior academic achievement in Level II Geology.

 2004

  • Recipient of the Brian Daily Prize for Level II Geology;
  • Awarded the Dean's Certificate of Merit for outstanding achievement in Level II Geology;
  • Recipient of the Professor Sir William Mitchell Prize for most outstanding results in Level II Philosophy;
  • Inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society.

 2003

  • Recipient of the Prospectors/Estwing Prize for Level I Geology.
Earth Science, Environmental and Geospatial Science (EGS), Geochemistry, Geology, Geoscience, School of Natural and Built Environments, UniSA