Stafford McKnight

Position Lecturer
OfficeY236 (Y Building, Level 2, East Wing)       
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