Bio - Professor Karin Barovich

Professor Karin Barovich is a science educator and geologist with research interests in the origin and geological evolution of the Earth. Professor Barovich received a BSc (Geological Engineering) from the Colorado School of Mines, in Golden, Colorado. She then completed a MSc degree at the University of Colorado, in Boulder, Colorado. Her PhD was completed at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, Arizona, in 1991. Prof Barovich used geochemistry and radiogenic isotopes to study early Earth crustal growth. Karin started as an Associate Lecturer at the University of Adelaide in 2002, and is now a Professor and Deputy Executive Dean in the faculty of Sciences. She is also a Stephen Cole the Elder Teaching Fellow.

Karin’s current research focuses on Precambrian geology and crustal evolution with the goal of improving our understanding of the processes by which the continental crust has separated from the mantle and the processes which have affected the chemical growth and stability of this crust. Karin is a member of the Tectonics, Resources and Exploration Centre (TRaX).