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Biographical entry Anand, Dr Ravi (1951 - )

27 December 1951
Paraur, India
Geologist, Mineralogist and Soil expert


Dr Ravi Anand is a soil and mineral scientist who works as Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO's Division of Earth Science and Resource Engineering and an Adjunct Professor at the Curtin University of Technology's department of applied geology.

His work in weathering, regolith geology and geochemical exploration is internationally acknowledged.



c. 1969 - 1972
Education - Bachelor of Science in pedology and geomorphology, Himachal University, India
c. 1972 - 1974
Education - Masters degree in Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University
1975 - 1981
Career position - Lecturer at Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University
1981 - 1984
Education - PhD on weathering processes, University of Western Australia
Award - Publication Medal, Australian Society of Soil Science
c. 1984 - c. 1987
Career position - Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Western Australia
1987 - 2006
Career event - Research Scientist in the Division of Mineralogy, CSIRO
Award - Joint recipient of the Sir Ian McLennan Achievement for industry award
1995 - 2001
Career position - Applications Coordinator of the CRC for Landscape Evolution and Mineral exploration
Award - CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement (with Ray Smith, Charles Butt and the Lateritic Environments Team)
2001 -
Career position - Adjunct Professor in regolith geology, Curtin University of Technology
2001 - 2008
Career position - Program leader of Program 2 in the CRC for Landscape Environments and Mineral Exploration
Award - FL Stillwell Award (Geological Society of Australia)
2006 -
Career position - Chief Research Scientist in the Division of Mineralogy, CSIRO
Award - Awarded the Butt Smith Medal
Award - CRC for Landscape Environments and Mineral Exploration award
Award - CRC LEME Leader and team award for AMIRA P778 project

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