Researcher biography

Professor Joan Esterle is the UQ Chair of Coal Geoscience. Her research interests are varied but focussed on how geological history impacts on coal behaviour during mining, processing and utilisation. She also develops 3D models for the distribution of sedimentary strata that can be used to predict geohazards in coal mines or reservoir behaviour in conventional and non conventional gas resources. She currently works with ACARP in the area of fugitive greenhouse gas emissions.