Benedicte Cenki-Tok

Visiting Researcher
Sydney University
Maître de Conférences
Montpellier University (France)

Sydney, NSW

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Over the past two decades, I have developed broad research, teaching and analytical skills in the geology of metamorphic rocks (including petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry, petrochronology, structural geology and geodynamics).

My expertise allows me to tackle two major research questions in Earth Sciences:

  • How mountains build and collapse, and
  • Where to find critical minerals that are essential to the development of the green technologies at the core of emerging low-carbon societies

More infos about me: and

A short employment history:

Since 10/10     Maître de Conférences HDR (permanent A/Professor position), University of Montpellier, France
Currently H2020 MSCA visiting researcher at the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia 

2006-2010    Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Berne, Switzerland
2006    Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Strasbourg, France
2004-2005    Post-Doctoral Researcher, Open University, UK
1999-2003    PhD position at the University of Bonn, Germany