Monash

Geomorphology

Laboratory

Present Members

Dominik Nommensen

PhD student in Earth, Atmosphere & Environment

Email: dominik.nommensen@monash.edu

My name’s Dominik Nommensen, a PhD student at the Monash Geomorphology Laboratory. As part of my research, I am investigating the genesis of linear sand dunes in Australia and their Quaternary climate change response.

Manish Sharma

PhD student in Earth, Atmosphere & Environment

Email: manish.sharma@monash.edu

Hello, I'm Manish, a Ph.D. student with a keen interest in developing a comprehensive sediment budget for Mars. My research involves evaluating volumes, ages, and sources of deposits to gain insights into the planet's weathering rate and estimate the total surface sediment.

Nicole Bintliff

Masters student in Earth Sciences

Email: nbin0104@student.monash.edu

Hi, I am Nicole Bintliff. I'm a Masters student in Earth Science with an interest in understanding the landscapes of planetary bodies within our Solar System, and a current focus on Saturn's moon Titan.

Leloba Jefferis

Masters student in Earth Sciences

Email:  ljef0004@student.monash.edu

Heya! I'm Leloba Jefferis and I'm a Masters student studying Earth Science. I'll be comparing dunes in Botswana and Australia, hoping to find any similarities or differences between the two as part of my research.

Eleanor Steele

Honours student in Earth, Atmosphere & Environment

Email: este0031@student.monash.edu

Hello, I’m Eleanor, an Honours student in Earth Science. I’ll be looking at a dry lake and dune system in Mithaka country (South West Queensland), trying to understand the paleoenvironment of this archeologically important area.

Alisha Matheson

Honours student in Earth, Atmosphere & Environment

Email:  amat0039@student.monash.edu

Hi I’m Alisha, an Honours student in Earth Science. I’m investigating the changing morphology of riverbed dunes in the Murray River and how they might be impacting river flow.

Ida Gaulke

Honours student in Earth, Atmosphere & Environment

Email: igau0001@student.monash.edu

I'm an Honours student in the MGL, researching banded vegetation, or tiger bush, landscapes in arid eastern South Australia. My research question is focused on the development and maintenance of these systems and the mechanisms that govern their variability.

Ayra Junaidi

Undergraduate student in Science

Email: ajun0004@student.monash.edu

Hi I’m Ayra, an undergraduate student completing an extended major in environmental earth sciences plus a minor in ecology and conservation biology. My research aims to understand the geomorphology of salt lakes located near Esperance in Western Australia. 

Future students

PhD or Honours

Please see the Join us tab if you're interested in research at the MGL.

Past Members

Mohammed Alsaleh

Masters student in Earth Sciences (2022-2023)

Email: mals0018@student.monash.edu

Working on sediment thickness inference from seismic data in the Simpson Desert.

Amber Tilly

Undergraduate student in Science (2022-2023)

Email: atil0004@student.monash.edu

Currently an undergraduate, majoring in Atmospheric and Astrophysics at Monash University, aiming to combine both majors to work in exoplanet research.

Rosalene Doktorovich

Undergraduate student in Science (2023)

Email: rdok0004@student.monash.edu

Working on barchan dune geometry on Mars from HiRISE DTMs.

Phoenix Pham

Undergraduate student in Science (2023)

Email: ppha0026@student.monash.edu

Working on along-wind long-profiles around Mars' North Pole using the MOLA DTM.