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Please join us on 3rd February at 2pm (AEDT – Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne time) for the second WOMEESA virtual seminar. On the first Wednesday of each month a WOMEESA member will present a seminar about their research. Our seminar series aims to increase the visibility of women in science and provide inspiring role models. Seminars will be hosted on zoom, details below. All welcome (including non-members and men 🙂 ).


WOMEESA virtual seminar #2

Wednesday 3rd February, 2pm (AEDT / Sydney time)

Dr. Isra Ezad

Macquarie University

“Using computer vision to see mantle grain size: an experimental and computational approach to understanding grain size in the mantle”  


Register here for zoom details



Biography: Dr Isra Ezad, is a postdoctoral fellow at Macquarie University, specialising in high  pressure, high temperature experimental petrology. Isra recently completed her PhD at University College London, before joining Macquarie in January 2020. Isra utilises multi anvil and piston cylinder apparatus to probe the interior of our planet, by generating pressures up to 23 GPa (equivalent to 660 km depth) and temperatures up to 2000°C. She is particularly interested in the physical properties of the mantle such as grain size and texture, as well as, understanding how elements essential to life such as carbon dioxide and water recycle back into the interior of our planet.


We are also compiling existing seminars by women in earth and environmental sciences on our website, you can check them out here: https://www.womeesa.net/seminarseries. For enquiries about the WOMEESA seminar series please contact Melanie.Finch@monash.edu.

The Women in Earth and Environmental Sciences Australasia Network (WOMEESA)


3rd February 2021
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
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