Dr. Trevor Ireland

The University of Queensland & Honorary Fellow, The Australian National University, Australia.

A new view of the solar system from recent sample return missions

Professor Trevor Ireland has research interests that span geochronology, isotope geochemistry through to cosmochemistry. The common link between these areas is the use of in situ microanalysis of geological and extraterrestrial samples by focused ion beam methodologies. He has current research topics aligned with the asteroid sample return missions to Ryugu and Bennu by the JAXA Hayabusa2 and NASA Osiris REx missions respectively; Samples of Ryugu are currently being prepared for distribution and analysis.