Smart Exploration project has several young professionals from academia, SMEs and mining companies. They will not work only on research part but also play key roles in certain task groups.
Lena Schreiter – TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany (Institute of Geophysics and Geoinformatics)
Within the Smart Exploration project Lena is dealing with the seismic characterization of mineral deposits. She will focus on the application of advanced seismic depth imaging approaches using existing as well as new acquired seismic data in order to reveal high-resolution seismic images of the deposits.
Florencia Balestrini – Applied Geophysics and Petrophysics, TU Delft
Florencia is a new PhD student of the Smart Exploration Project at TU Delft, under Dr. Draganov supervision. She will be applying seismic interferometry for high-resolution imaging of deeper mining targets.
Aleksi Salo – Production Geologist, Yara Suomi Oy
Aleksi is currently employed as a Production Geologist at Yara Siilinjärvi Apatite mine. He is responsible for ensuring ore quality for production as well as planning and developing. production.
Hongzhu Cai – Assistant Professor at the HydroGeophysics Group, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark
Position in the Project: Project manager for Task 3.2 of Smart Exploration
Hongzhu Cai is responsible for the 3D modeling and imaging technique development of ground-based and airborne time domain electromagnetic methods. He will work together with some PhD student from Aarhus University and collaborate with Dr. Thomas Kalscheuer from Uppsala University.
Tuomas Kauti – Ph.D. student, University of Turku
Tuomas’ first task is to produce comprehensive 3D-model about the diabase dyke network of one of the sites. The final goal of his task is to join together all the new geophysical and geological data into a Common Earth Model, which is then used to provide information about the depth extent of the ore body.
Marko Riedel – Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki
Marko will work on testing and application of machine learning algorithms for mineral exploration. His goal is to facilitate data integration (common earth modeling) and target generation.
Emma Bäckström – Project Geologist, Nordic Iron Ore AB
Emma is employed by Nordic Iron Ore AB and stationed in Ludvika, Sweden. She is involved in reopening the brown field sites of Blötberget mine and Håksberg mine. Furthermore she is involved in the exploration of the area situated in between the two brown field mines.
Jimmy Jakobsson – Project Geologist, Nordic Iron Ore AB
Jimmy is employed by Nordic Iron Ore AB and stationed in Ludvika, Sweden. He is involved in reopening the brown field sites of Blötberget mine and Håksberg mine. Furthermore he is involved in the exploration of the area situated in between the two brown field mines.
Magdalena Markovic – Ph.D. student, Uppsala University
Magdalena’s PhD work will deal with high-fold active-source reflection seismic data for deep iron-oxide deposit targeting and high-resolution imaging challenges due to the near-surface conditions. She will then take part in the planning, acquisition and processing of a 3D active-passive surface reflection seismic experiment to study survey design and processing approaches for deep iron-oxide deposit targeting. The focus area will be the Ludvika mines in Sweden.
George Donoso – Ph.D. student, Uppsala University
George’ task is to work with reprocessing legacy 2D and 3D active-source reflection seismic data to illustrate their potentials for deep targeting. He will also work with some in-mine seismic experiments planned in the project. The focus area will be the Neves-Corvo mine in Portugal.
Paula Rulff – Ph.D. student, Uppsala University
Paula will develop a 3D inverse modelling code for controlled source electromegnetic (CSEM) data using unstructured finite element meshes based on an existing 3D finite element forward modelling code developed at Åarhus University.
Her PhD project is supervised by Dr. Thomas Kalscheuer and the inversion code will be developed together with Hongzhu Cai from Aarhus University. Paula is focusing on the inclusion of surface and borehole measurement configurations and variable magnetic permeability.
Bojan Brodic – Postdoctoral Researcher, Uppsala University
Bojan’s role within the project will be analysis of active- and passive-seismic data with a focus on active mines. His primary task is related to the development and testing new instruments and methods for improving refraction static solutions in mining environments.
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Smart Exploration has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.775971