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  • Curtin Malaysia geologist and international collaborators discover world’s second oldest rock

Miri – 15 May 2018 – A rock sample recovered nearly eight years ago near Champua, a small town in the Kendujhar district of India’s Odisha State, has revealed a grain of magmatic zircon (a mineral that contains traces of radioactive isotopes) that is estimated to be 4,240 million years old – a discovery that offers fresh clues about the Earth’s origins.

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  • Curtin Sarawak academic wins Saudi science agency’s Best Paper Award

Miri – 18 February 2015 – A scholarly paper on sustainable water treatment by Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) senior lecturer of geology Dr. M. V. Prasanna has won him a Best Paper Award from King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Curtin Sarawak’s Department of Applied Geology working to enhance teaching and learning and research

Miri – 16 July 2015 – The Department of Applied Geology, Faculty of Engineering and Science of Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) has been hosting a number of activities of late aimed at enhancing teaching and learning, as well as research and development, at the university.

Among them was a visit by distinguished academic Dr. Miklos Kazmer from the Department of Palaeontology, Eötvös University in Budapest, Hungary, who was on a study tour of Southeast Asian karst regions. Dr. Kazmer is an expert in notch erosional features and hypogene cave formations.

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