Simon George

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Professor Simon George is an organic geochemist at Macquarie University, working especially on research areas to do with the geochemical record of the early evolution of life and astrobiology

Simon George was awarded a BSc (Hons) degree in geology from St Andrews University in Scotland in 1985 and then worked as a mudlogger. He obtained his PhD (1990) in organic geochemistry at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, for his work on the influence of igneous activity on petroleum generation and accumulation. From 1991 to 2006 he worked for CSIRO in Sydney, Australia. When he left he was a Senior Principal Research Scientist leading research into the molecular geochemistry of petroleum and petroleum source rocks.

He moved to Macquarie University in 2006, where he is now a Professor with a research group in organic geochemistry, working especially on research areas to do with the geochemical record of the early evolution of life and bioremediation in cold climates. In 2014-2015 he was the Acting Head of Department, Earth and Planetary Sciences for 13 months.

Research area(s) Organic Geochemistry, Astrobiology, Early life evolution, Planetary analogues

Email: simon.george@mq.edu.au

Tel: +61 (0)2 9850 4424