Dr Robert Madden

Robert is a geologist with experience across both field and exploration geology, petrology and sedimentology.  He holds a bachelors (with honours) and masters degree in Geoscience from the University of Durham (UK) and a PhD in Applied Geology (carbonate petrology) from Curtin University. A former senior lecturer of geology Robert has authored multiple peer-reviewed papers in the field of carbonate petrology and has taught across a wide range of geological disciplines. Robert has also worked as a project geologist for a base metals explorer, co-ordinating explorative drilling programs, leading field teams, conducting field analysis and reporting results within a commercial setting. With a global portfolio of field work locations Robert is well versed in fundamental geology and petrology. Since joining Microanalysis has returned to focusing on his specialty of petrographic analysis including industrial materials (e.g. aggregates and concrete), sedimentary rocks and ore deposits. Roberts holds accreditation as a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

  • NATA
  • Australian Institute of Petroleum
  • Australian X-Ray Analytical Association
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Telstra Business Awards
  • Scientific Partners Australia