Grants & Awards

Banner photo: Dolerite dyke near ANARE base camp, Macquarie Island World Heritage Site. Photo courtesy of K. Evans.
Last Updated: 18/12/2022

Competitive Research Grant Funding

Total competitive grant funding: AU $5,275K as CI or co-CI across 19 projects (7 as first CI)

19. 2023–2026, Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, AU$772K, Chief Investigator

Controls on the severity of past environmental crises”  Olierook, H.

18. 2022–2023, Department of Education, Skills & Employment, AU$881K, Co-investigator

AuScope Geochemistry Laboratory Network - CURTIN (part 3)”  McInnes, B. I, McDonald, B., Mayers, C., Olierook, H., Gao, H., Prent, A.

17. 2022–2023, National Environmental Isotope Facility, GB£68K (~AU$120K), Co-investigator

Developing Rb-Sr mica and feldspar standards for in-situ geochronologyStorey, C., Warren, C., Olierook, H., Chapman, G.

16. 2022–2023, ANZIC IODP Legacy Analytical Funding, AU$15K, Chief Investigator

“Did the Caribbean large igneous province cause the Turonian global oceanic anoxic event?Olierook, H., Jourdan, F., Jiang, Q., Bourdet, J.

15. 2022–2023, ANZIC IODP Legacy Analytical Funding, AU$10K, Co-investigator

Oceanic zircon and their apatite inclusions hold clue to Earth’s mantle evolutionDoucet, L., Olierook, H., Fougerouse, D.

14. 2022–2024, CSIRO Early Research Career Postdoctoral Fellowship, AU$273k, Co-investigator

Diffraction contrast tomography for Earth and Planetary Sciences” Godel, B., Dautriat, J., Fougerouse, D., Olierook. H., Tomkins, A., Barnes, S. J.

13. 2021, National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy, AU$455K, Co-investigator

Expanding the AuScope Geochemistry Network (AGN) through Data Partnerships”  Prent, A., McInnes, B. I, McDonald, B., Mayers, C., Olierook, H., Gao, H.

12. 2021, The Institute of Geoscience Research (TIGeR) funding, AU$3k, Chief Investigator

HDR trip to the Porongurups and Stirling RangesOlierook. H. et al.

11. 2020, Department of Education, Skills & Employment, AU$1,435K, Co-investigator

AuScope Geochemistry Laboratory Network - CURTIN (part 2)”  McInnes, B. I, McDonald, B., Mayers, C., Olierook, H., Gao, H., Prent, A.

10. 2020–2021, The Institute of Geoscience Research (TIGeR) funding, AU$6K, Chief Investigator

Centrifuge and vacuum filtration for rapid heavy mineral separationOlierook. H. et al.

9. 2020, AuScope National Argon Map initiative, AU$15K, Co-investigator

An Antarctica perspective of the Kerguelen plume”  Doucet, L. S., Olierook. H., Jiang, Q., Jourdan, F.

8. 2020, The Institute of Geoscience Research (TIGeR) funding, AU$15K, Co-investigator

Benchtop agate ring mill for isotope geochemistry  Doucet, L. S., Olierook. H., et al.

7. 2019, Department of Education and Training, AU$569K, Co-investigator

AuScope Geochemistry Laboratory Network - CURTIN (part 1)”  McInnes, B. I, McDonald, B., Mayers, C., Olierook, H., Gao, H.

6. 2017–2020, Australian Antarctic Science Project, AU$115K, Co-investigator

Age and origin of the magmatism along the transpressional Australian-Pacific plate boundaryMerle, R., Jourdan, F., Olierook, H., Bostock, H.

5. 2017–2019, Australian Antarctic Science Project, AU$76K, Chief Investigator

The Kerguelen Large Igneous Province: dynamics of a pulsating mantle plume Olierook, H., Jourdan, F., Merle, R., Whittaker, J., Halpin, J., Coffin, M. Chief Investigator.  

4. 2017, The Institute for Geoscience Research (TIGeR) funding, AU$85K, Co-investigator

“Acquisition of a Zeiss Axio M2.m Axio Imaging Optical Microscope System” Timms, N., Andrea Agangi, Milo Barham, Gretchen Benedix, Alison Blyth, Aaron Cavosie, Chris Clark, Bill Collins, Timmons Erickson, Katy Evans, Noreen Evans, Ian Fitzsimons, Denis Fougerouse, Nick Gardiner, Tim Johnson, Fred Jourdan, Chris Kirkland, Zheng-Xiang Li, Alexander Nemchin, Hugo Olierook, Amaury Pourteau, Andrew Putnis, Steven Reddy, Kirsten Rempel, Chris Spencer, Rich Taylor, Xuan-Ce Wang, Simon Wilde. 

3. 2016–2018, ANZIC IODP Legacy Analytical Funding, AU$10K, Chief Investigator

“Time constraints on the world’s clearest oceanic curved fracture zone: implications for a plate reorganisation in the Cretaceous” Olierook, H., Merle, R.E., Jourdan, F., Whittaker, J.

2. 2012, ANLEC R&D Targeted Program, AU$311K, Co-Investigator

Facies-based rock properties distribution along the Harvey-1 stratigraphic well Delle Piane, C., Dewhurst, D., Esteban, L., Iglauer, S., Lebedev, M., Maney, B., Rezaee, R., Saeedi, A., Timms, N., Olierook, H.

“Tectono-stratigraphic evolution during rifting of the southwestern Australian margin.” Olierook, H., Curtin University.

Awards, Prizes & Medals

2023, Most Outstanding Research Story (nomination):

2023, WA Tall Poppy of the Year:

2022, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award:

2022, Research Team of the Year Award:

2021, Research Team of the Year Award:

2017, Chris Powell Medal (nomination):

2016, David I. Groves Award (runner-up):

2016, Outstanding Paper in Australian Journal of Earth Sciences Prize:

2016, F. L. Stillwell Award (nomination)

2015, Krishna and Pamela Sappal Prize

2015, Chancellor’s Award (nomination)

2012, Australian Postgraduate Award & Curtin University Postgraduate Scholarship