Faculty of Science and Technology

Stafford McKnight

Name Stafford W McKnight
Position Title Lecturer
Campus Mount Helen
Room Y236
Phone +613 53279262

Research interests

  • Applications of x-ray diffraction analysis in mineralogy
  • Low grade metamorphism
  • Clay minerals associated with hydrothermal alteration
  • Transmission electron microscopy applications to mineralogy
  • Rare element pegmatites

Short biography

Joined the predecessor FedUni institution in 1976 as lecturer in geology after 3 years as demonstrator at the University of Newcastle. Two years secondment to the ceramics industry as research scientist 1995-1997.


  • B.Sc Hons (Newcastle)

Teaching areas

  • Mineralogy and petrology
  • Analytical techniques
  • Third year mapping field camp

Extended research profile