Dr. William Samuel Downey

Dr. William Samuel Downey
M.Sc, PhD,
Associate Professor
Telephone: +60 85 443939 Extn: 2517
Room: SK3-432
Email: bill.downey@curtin.edu.my

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor , Curtin University Malaysia (Department of Applied Geology) , 2016- Current
  • Associate Professor , Curtin University Malaysia (Department of Petroleum Engineering) , 2015- 2016
  • Head of Petroleum Geosciences, University of Brunei Darussalam, 2009-2015
  • Lecturer, Central Queensland University, 2007-2008
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Botswana, 1993-2006
  • Lecturer, Latrobe University, 1986-1993
  • Lecturer, University of Papua New Guinea, 1984-1986

Professional Affliction

Fellow of:-        Royal Astronomical Society.  (FRAS)

(elected)          Geological Society (London).  (FGS)

Member of :-

  • Australian Society for Exploration Geophysics. (ASEG)
  • American Geophysical Union. (AGU)
  • European Association of Geophysicists and Engineers. (EAGE)
  • Society of Economic Geologists. (SEG)
  • Botswana Geoscientist Association. (BGA)
  • New York Academy of Science (NYAS)
  • Australasia Cave and Karst Management Association .(ACKMA)

Recent Journal Publications

  • Downey, W.S. (2015). The Cretan Middle Bronze Age Minoan Kernos was made as an Eclipse Predictor and to Facilitate a Magnetic Compass.  Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry. Vol. 15 (1) April 2015.
  • Downey. W.S. and Liritzis. I. (2013). Archaeomagnetic Intensity of Ceramic Sherds from two Rhodian Byzantine Churches; A Preliminary Initiative. Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry V.12.No.1.
  • Downey.W.S., Moazzen M., Ghaderi, M. and Omrani,H. (2013). Geochemistry of Metapelitic Rocks from the Garmichay area, East Azerbaijan, N.W.Iran; Protolith Nature and Whole Rock Control on Metamorphic Mineral Assemblages.   Geological Journal.
  • Downey W.S. and Haque Akm. E. (2013). Eocene-Miocene Stratigraphy of the Sylbet Trough: A Sequence Startigraphy Approach. Himalayan Geology.
  • Downey, W.S. (2011). Orientations of Minoan Buildings may Indicate the First Recorded use of the Magneic Compass. Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, an International Journal. V. 11, No.1, 10-21.
  • Downey,W.S. (2011). Archaeomagnetic Directional Determinations on Various Archaeological Materials from the Late Minoan Destruction Site at Malia, Crete. Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, an International Journal. V. 11, No. 1, 1-9.
  • Downey, W.S. (2011).  Palaeomagnetic Results from Minoan Ash Deposits in (RV Vema) Cores V10-50 and V10-58, South Aegean Sea. Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, an International Journal. V. 11, No. 2,  165-182.