Mining & Energy Instrument 2018 Program Winners

PAS is pleased to acknowledge this year’s winners of the ASD Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program, announced recently by Malvern Panalytical.

The Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program allows Masters and Ph.D. students from around the world involved in mining and energy disciplines to submit a research proposal involving spectral mineralogy. Winners receive the opportunity to borrow an ASD TerraSpec® spectrometer at no charge in order to pursue their research endeavours.

This year, we had a number of interesting geologic submissions to choose from. Here are the four selected global 2018 Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program winners and their  innovative research topics.


TerraSpec® 4 Winners:

Camilo A. Uribe Mogollon
Earth and Environmental Science Program
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Mexico, US

Title: White mica geochemistry associated with phyllic alteration halos in porphyry systems: Insights from vectoring tool applied to exploration

Andrew Jacobus
Earth and Environmental Science Program
Binghamton University, York, US 
Title: NIR, pXRF, and XRD Spectroscopy of the Utica Shale in The Mohawk Valley of New York: Towards a Stoichiometric Model to Convert Elemental Abundances to Minerology


TerraSpec Halo Winners:

Taran Bradley
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Dakota, US
Title: Detecting the role of pressure and bulk composition on the Al-OH absorption band of white micas: A case study in the Tavşanlı Zone of Turkey

Michael Franke
Applied Geosciences
Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Title: PANGAEA Project

We look forward to your results and greatly appreciate the contributions that you are making to spectral science in your geologic fields! Click here to learn more about the ASD Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Program.

PAS enthusiastically invites students in Australia and New Zealand to consider entering the 2019 competition, with submissions due in late 2018.  Talk to us about your ideas.