Postgraduate Opportunities

Contact:

A/Prof Caroline Tiddy
MinEx CRC Education and Training Program Coordinator
e: Caroline.Tiddy@unisa.edu.au
t: +61 8 8302 5272

Professor David Giles
MinEx CRC Chief Scientific Officer
e: David.Giles@unisa.edu.au
t: +61 8 8302 3485

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This page outlines Masters by Research and PhD projects that are being offered within MinEx CRC. These descriptions are not an exhaustive list of projects that may be undertaken within MinEx CRC, and are intended to provide a brief descriptions of the types of projects on offer.

Any student interested in undertaking a student research project is encouraged to contact the Primary Supervisor listed with the project, or the MinEx CRC Education and Training Coordinator, Caroline Tiddy.

Additional information on the MinEx CRC Postgraduate Program including enrolment and registration information, financial support, requirements of a MinEx CRC student and the completion bonus can be found here.

Please select from the below categories for current postgraduate opportunities.

3D Modelling

PhD or Masters: Using Geological Modelling to Determine Mineral Systems and 3D Prospectivity

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof Mark Jessell
e: Mark.Jessell@uwa.edu.au
t: +61 (0) 428 082 004
Additional keywords: Uncertainty, mineral systems

Biogeochemistry

PhD: Biogeochemical and Hydrogeochemical Mapping at Deposit to Regional Scale for Mineral Systems Vectoring

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof David Cohen
e: d.cohen@unsw.edu.au
t: +61 2 9385 3010
Additional Keywords: Hydrogeochemistry, regolith geology, mineral systems

Drilling

PhD or Masters: Drilling Optimization with Implementation of Fluid Power Automation

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Dr Thomas Richard
e: Thomas.Richard@curtin.edu.au
Additional keywords: Bit-rock interactions, rock mechanics, signal processing

 

PhD: Fundamentals of Percussive Bit-Rock Interactions

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Dr Masood Mostofi
e: masood.mostofi@curtin.edu.au
t: +61 8 9266 4989
Additional keywords: Optimisation, automation

Geochemistry

PhD: Geochemical Proxies, for Basin Oxidation, Chemostratigraphy and Provenance of the Officer Basin

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof Alan Collins
e: alan.collins@adelaide.edu.au
t: +61 8 8313 3174
Additional Keywords: Geochronology, chemostratigraphy, basin analysis

 

PhD: Geological Architecture of the Cobar Basin

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof Alan Collins
e: alan.collins@adelaide.edu.au
t: +61 8 8313 3174
Additional Keywords: Geochronology, basin analysis

 

PhD: Lithogeochemical Mapping in Covered NDI Areas

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Dr Joel Fitzherbert (GSNSW)
e: joel.fitzherbert@planning.nsw.gov.au
t: +61 2 4931 6734
Additional Keywords: Spectral analysis, regolith geology, lithogeochemistry

 

PhD: Metal Transport from Magmatic Roots to Ore Deposits

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Dr Lucy McGee
e: lucy.mcgee@adelaide.edu.au
t: +61 8 8313 3260
Additional Keywords: Volcanology, metal transport, mineral systems

 

PhD: PB-Loss Mapping: A New Tool to Track Fluid Mobility in Space and Time

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof Chris Kirkland
e: c.kirkland@curtin.edu.au
t: +61 8 9266 4956
Additional Keywords: Geochronology, method development

 

PhD: Provenance, Sedimentation and the Role of Detrital Minerals as a Metal Source for Mineralisation

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
A/Prof Caroline Tiddy
e: Caroline.Tiddy@unisa.edu.au
t: +61 8 8302 5272
Additional Keywords: Geochronology, mineral chemistry, mineral exploration

 

PhD: Provenance and Stratigraphy of the Exposed and Buried Kanmantoo Group

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof Alan Collins
e: alan.collins@adelaide.edu.au
t: +61 8 8313 3174
Additional Keywords: Geochronology, chemostratigraphy, basin analysis

 

PhD: Resistate  Phase Mineral Chemistry for Exploration

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
A/Prof Caroline Tiddy
e: Caroline.Tiddy@unisa.edu.au
t: +61 8 8302 5272
Additional Keywords: Mineral chemistry, mineral exploration

 

PhD: Tracing the Source of Crustal Fluids Using Multiple Isotopic Systems in Accessory Minerals

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof Chris Clark
e: c.clark@curtin.edu.au
t: +61 8 9266 2446
Additional Keywords: Geochronology, metamorphic geology

Geochronology

PhD: A First Cycle Provenance Tool to Complement the Multicycle Record: Rb-Sr MICA Geochronology

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof Chris Kirkland
e: c.kirkland@curtin.edu.au
t: +61 8 9266 4956
Additional Keywords: Stratigraphy mapping, method development

 

PhD: Apatite double dating (U-Pb-Sm-Nd): a geochronometer and thermochronometer tool

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof Chris Kirkland
e: c.kirkland@curtin.edu.au
t: +61 8 9266 4956
Additional Keywords: Geochemistry, method development

 

PhD: Basement Interpretation & New Cu-Au Exploration Models - Peak & Denison Domain

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
A/Prof Justin Payne
e: Justin.Payne@unisa.edu.au
t: +61 8 8302 1220
Additional Keywords: Tectonics, mineral systems

 

PhD: Cover Sequence Logging Whilst Drilling

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
A/Prof Caroline Tiddy
e: Caroline.Tiddy@unisa.edu.au
t: +61 8 8302 5272
Additional Keywords: Geochemistry, regolith geology, method development

 

PhD: Extracting petrochronological information from low sample volumes

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof Chris Clark
e: c.clark@curtin.edu.au
t: +61 8 9266 2446
Additional Keywords: Petrology, method development

 

PhD: Novel Isotope Techniques for Onshore Basin Exploration: Refining Chronostratigraphy of the Centralian Superbasin

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Dr Juraj Farkas
e: juraj.farkas@adelaide.edu.au
t: +61 8 8313 5519
Additional Keywords: Geochemistry, chemostratigraphy, spectral analysis

 

PhD: Refining the Links and Stratigraphic Correlations Between the South Nicholson and McArthur Basins: Insights from Novel Metal Isotope Chemostratigraphy and In-Situ Rb/Sr Dating of Glauconites

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Dr Juraj Farkas
e: juraj.farkas@adelaide.edu.au
t: +61 8 8313 5519
Additional Keywords: Geochemistry, basin analysis

 

PhD: Using Detrital Zircon Geochronology as a Tool to Unravel the Tectonic Evolution of the Lachlan Fold Belt and Better Understand Gold Prospectivity

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Dr Laura Morrissey
e: Laura.Morrissey@unisa.edu.au
Additional Keywords: Stratigraphy mapping, mineral exploration

Geophysics

PhD: Application of the Multi-Sensor Core Logger for Petrophysical Analysis and Geophysical Modelling

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof David Giles
e: David.Giles@unisa.edu.au
t: +61 8 8302 3485
Additional Keywords: Petrophysics, spectral analysis, method development

 

PhD: Craton to Regional to Camp Geological 3D Models Utilising Sparse Geological Constraints and Geophysics

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof David Giles
e: David.Giles@unisa.edu.au
t: +61 8 8302 3485
Additional Keywords: Uncertainty, 3D Modelling

 

PhD or Masters: Geophysical Sensor Systems for Logging While Drilling in the Mineral Industry

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Dr Michael Carson
e: michael.carson@curtin.edu.au
t: +61 8 9266 4973
Additional keywords: Logging while drilling, sensor development, electronics

 

PhD: Integrated geophysical and geochemical analysis of gold mineralisation

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Dr Laura Morrissey
e: Laura.Morrissey@unisa.edu.au
Additional Keywords: Geochemistry, mineral systems

 

PhD: Integrating AEM and hyperspectral mineralogy for 3D Cover Characterisation

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Carsten Laukamp (CSIRO)
e: Carsten.Laukamp@csiro.au
t: +61 8 6436 8754
Additional Keywords: Regolith geology, spectral analysis, machine learning

 

PhD: Investigating crustal anomalies in the Curnamona-Mundi Mundi region using an integrated geophysical approach

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof Graham Heinson
e: graham.heinson@adelaide.edu.au
t: +61 8 8313 5377
Additional Keywords: 3D Modelling, tectonics

 

PhD: Predicting Gold Mineralisation: Using Geophysics and Petrophysical Characteristics to Map Prospective Structures Under Cover

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof Peter Betts
e: peter.betts@monash.edu
t: +61 3 9905 4150
Additional Keywords: Petrophysics, tectonics, mineral systems

 

PhD or Masters: Real Time Subsurface Reconstruction from Geophysical Logging During Drilling

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
A/Prof Brett Harris
e: b.harris@curtin.edu.au
t: +61 8 9266 3089
Additional Keywords: Logging while drilling, advanced computing, method development

 

PhD: Understanding the Far East Yilgarn

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof David Giles
e: David.Giles@unisa.edu.au
t: +61 8 8302 3485
Additional Keywords: 3D Modelling, mineral exploration

Hydrogeochemistry

PhD: Understanding Fluid Flow Pathways Through Cover

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof David Giles
e: David.Giles@unisa.edu.au
t: +61 8 8302 3485
Additional Keywords: Geophysics

Machine Learning

PhD: Bayesian Optimisation for Drill Site Selection

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof David Giles
e: David.Giles@unisa.edu.au
t: +61 8 8302 3485
Additional Keywords: Mineral exploration, statistics, programming

 

PhD: Machine Learning for Seismic Inversion

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof Andrej Bona
e: a.bona@curtin.edu.au
t: +61 8 9266 7194
Additional Keywords: Machine learning

Metamorphic Geology

PhD: Creating a Framework to Understand Mineral Systems in the West Arunta

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Dr Laura Morrissey
e: Laura.Morrissey@unisa.edu.au
Additional Keywords: Igneous geology, mineral systems

 

PhD: Metamorphic Grade Mapping from Hylogger Spectral Data

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
A/Prof Caroline Tiddy
e: Caroline.Tiddy@unisa.edu.au
t: +61 8 8302 5272
Additional Keywords: Spectral analysis

Seismics

PhD: Improvement of Distributed Acoustic Sensing Data Processing

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof Andrej Bona
e: a.bona@curtin.edu.au
t: +61 8 9266 7194
Additional Keywords: Machine learning, Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS)

 

PhD: Passive Seismic Methods for Mineral Exploration

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Prof Andrej Bona
e: a.bona@curtin.edu.au
t: +61 8 9266 7194
Additional Keywords: Mineral exploration, method development

Structural Geology

PhD: Capturing 3D structural architecture of a mineral system through drill hole data

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Dr Nicolas Thebaud
e: nicolas.thebaud@uwa.edu.au
t: +61 8 6488 7139
Additional Keywords: Spectral mineralogy, data science, machine learning, image analysis

Volcanology

PhD: Volcanic Facies Mapping in Eastern Australia

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR:
Dr Chris Folkes (GSNSW)
e: chris.folkes@planning.nsw.gov.au
t: +61 2 4063 6625
Additional Keywords: Mineral systems

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