Professor Hrvoje Tkalcic

ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Seismology And Seismic Exploration 040407
  • Geophysics 0404
  • Geophysics Not Elsewhere Classified 040499

Research interests



Academic Qualifications

          PhD in Geophysics, Dpt. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Seismological Laboratory
          Supervisor: Prof. Barbara Romanowicz

          Diploma of Engineering in Physics (M.Sc.), speciality in Geophysics with Meteorology

Employment history

  • 2023/06-present E2 Professor, RSES, ANU
  • 2021/04-present Head of Geophysics area (1/3 RSES)
  • 2007/07-present Director of Warramunga Seismic and Infrasound Facility
  • 2019/01-2023/06 E1 Professor, RSES, ANU
  • 2017/01-2021/04 Head of Seismology & Mathematical Geophysics group, RSES, ANU
  • 2013/04-2018/12 Associate Professor (ANU D)
  • 2007/01-2013/04 Fellow in Seismology (ANU C)
  • 2006/01-2007/01 Research Geophysicist, Multimax, Inc., Emeryville, CA, USA (permanent appointment)
  • 2003/02-2006/01 Postdoctoral Research Staff Member, Seismology Group, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, USA
  • 2002/04-2003/02 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California San Diego, IGPG/SCRIPPS, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • 2001/12-2002/04 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California at Berkeley, Seismological Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA

Awards and Distinctions

  • 2023 Distinguished Scientist of the Chinese Academy of Sciences President’s International Fellowship Initiative
  • 2022 Price Medal, Royal Astronomical Society, London, UK
  • 2022 ANU Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Supervision
  • 2021 Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Education/Supervision, CoS, ANU
  • 2020 Elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union 
  • 2016 Excellence in Research Award by AuScope (inaugural)
  • 2010/11 Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS); Invitation Fellowship for lecturing and research in Japan
  • 2002 Outstanding Student Paper Award by the American Geophysical Union (Tectonophysics Section)

Current student projects


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