Dr. Bach, Petra

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Dr. Bach, Petra

Lecturer/Museum Curator

I received my BSc and MSc degree in Geology from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, and my PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong. My research interests in Petrology and Geochemistry took me to Finland, Egypt and New Zealand. I specialized in studies on the evolution of subduction zone magmas and sub-arc processes, in particular on garnet-bearing and high-magnesium andesites as well as trace-element distributions in magmatic garnets. Besides teaching undergraduate core courses in the Earth Science major I am also the Curator of the Stephen Hui Geological Museum, which I set-up and developed to become the first geological museum in Hong Kong.  My aim is to provide a long-term Knowledge Exchange facility at HKU to engage with the community of all ages and to stimulate a greater interest and understanding in the Earth Sciences and our natural environment through attractive object-based learning. My efforts in designing and establishing the Stephen Hui Geological Museum has been recognized by HKU with the Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2015. 

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pabach@hku.hk
2241 5472
JL 1/F
www.hku.hk/shmuseum

 

Teaching

EASC1401    Blue Planet
EASC2402    Field methods
CCST9018    Origin and Evolution of Life

Selected Publications

  1. Bach, P., Smith, I.E.M., Malpas, J.G., 2012.  The origin of garnets in andesite from the Northland Arc, New Zealand, and their implication for sub-arc processes. Journal of Petrology 53(6).
  2. Bach, P., Malpas, J.G., Smith, I.E.M., 2003. A petrogenetic link between high-MgO and garnet-bearing andesites - A Setouchi analogue from the Eastern volcanic belt in Northland, New Zealand. Goldschmidt Conference 2003, Kurashiki, Japan
  3. Bach, P., Malpas, J.G., Smith, I.E.M., 2002. Major- and trace element variations in magmatic garnets: Implications for petrogenetic processes at the base of the Miocene Northland arc in New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand, Annual Conference, Whangarei, New Zealand 
  4. Bach, P., Malpas, J.G., Smith, I.E.M., 2002. Deep magmatic processes in subduction settings: The example of a xenolith- and garnet-bearing andesitic system in Northland, New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand, Annual Conference, Whangarei, New Zealand 
  5. Bach, P., Malpas, J.G., Smith, I.E.M., 2002. Garnets in andesites - A window to a dynamic root of an island arc. In: State of the Arc 2000, Processes and time scales in the genesis and evolution of arc magmas, Abstract Volume, p. 17-20.