Nicky Wright is awarded the Chris Powell Medal

Nicky Wright Receives Chris Powell MedalA big congratulations to PhD student Nicky Wright who was awarded the Chris Powell Medal for Postgraduate Research in Tectonics and Structural Geology from the Geological Society of Australia SGTSG. The medal is awarded at each regular field conference of the SGTSG for an outstanding research paper arising from postgraduate research on some aspect of structural geology or tectonics. In Nicky’s case, this was a paper published in Geology earlier this year that received quite a bit of media attention entitled ‘Revision of Paleogene plate motions in the Pacific and implications for the Hawaiian-Emperor bend‘.