A/PROF John Moreau

A/PROF John Moreau


  • Geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, environmental aqueous geochemistry, hydrogeology, hydrogeochemistry



  • As a geomicrobiologist, Dr. Moreau conducts cross-disciplinary research in geochemistry, mineralogy and environmental microbiology on questions that address the impact of microbes on geological materials and processes. His work includes the study of microbial interactions with heavy metals, the evolution of sulfate-reducing bacteria, and the activity of the deep subsurface microbial biosphere. Dr. Moreau employs a range of research approaches involving electron microscopy, advanced chromatography and spectroscopy and genomics. He obtained his Ph.D from the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2006, and served as a U.S. National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow with the U.S. Geological Survey from 2006-2008, prior to taking up his current appointment.   


Member of

  • Australian Society for Microbiology. Full member 2016 - 2017
  • American Geophysical Union. Full member 1997 - 2016


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of California - Berkeley 2006
  • M.S., Arizona State University 2001
  • B.A., Arizona State University 1994
  • B.A., Arizona State University 1994

Awards and honors

  • Dyason Fellowship, University of Melbourne, 2013
  • "Early Career Researcher" award, University of Melbourne, 2008
  • Research Fellowship of the U.S. National Research Council, 2006
  • Conference scholarship, Geochemical Society, 2006
  • Short-course scholarship, Mineralogical Society of America, 2005
  • Short-course scholarship, Mineralogical Association of Canada, 2005
  • Research scholarship, Clay Mineral Society of America, 2001
  • Prestigious graduate research fellowship, NASA Space Grant Fellowship, 1998



Available for supervision

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