Emeritus Professor Rainer Grun

Dipl. Geol., Dr.rer.nat.habil., DSc
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Geochronology 040303
  • Quaternary Environments 040606
  • Isotope Geochemistry 040203
  • Archaeological Science 210102
  • Radiation And Matter 030702
  • Geology 0403


Academic Education, Qualifications and Fellowships of Learned Societies

Nov. 2008   Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA)

May 2008   Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London (FSA)

June 1998  Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) and Venia legendi** in Geology and     Palaeontology, Universität zu Köln, Germany

Sept. 1997 Doctor of Science (DSc)*, Australian National University

Feb. 1985  Dissertation (Dr. rer. nat.), Universität zu Köln

Nov. 1982  Diplom (Dipl. Geol.), Universität zu Köln

1975-1985 Study of geology at the Dept. of Geology, Universität zu Köln, Germany


Employment/Position History

2014            Associate Director, School Projects

2011-2014   Associate Director, Earth Environment, Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES), Australian National University, Canberra

since April 2009   Professor E2 (distinguished professor), RSES

Jan. 2002-Sept. 2004 Coordinator, Earth Environment, RSES

Feb. 2000-Dec. 2001  Group Leader, Environmental Geochemistry and Geochronology, RSES

July 1998-Mar. 2009 Professor E1, ANU

since Jan. 1998        Research School of Earth Sciences

July 1994-July 1998  Senior Fellow (reader), Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS), ANU

Feb. 1992-July 1994 Fellow (senior lecturer), RSPAS

Feb. 1992-Dec. 1997 Head of the Quaternary Dating Research Centre, RSPAS

Oct. 1989-Jan. 1992 Senior research associate, Subdept. of Quaternary Research, University of Cambridge

Oct. 1987-Sept. 1989 Research associate, University of Cambridge, UK

Oct. 1987-Jan.  1992 Head of TL/ESR dating laboratory, University of Cambridge

July 1985-Sept. 1987 Postdoctoral-fellow, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Apr. 1983-June 1985 Research associate, Universität zu Köln, W-Germany


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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