Congratulations to Jie Cheng on completing her Honours thesis!

Congratulations to Jie Cheng for finishing her Honours thesis! Jie produced a stratigraphic cross section of Milne Lake, South Australia using quantitative mineralogical and crystal chemical data. Milne Lake is a rare lake that precipitates Holocene magnesite and very high magnesium calcite (“disordered dolomite”). Jie will be starting a Master’s degree in Earth and Environmental …

Congratulations to Maija Raudsepp, 2018 MSA Kraus Grant awardee!

Even more good news from the EEGL: Maija Raudsepp has been awarded the 2018 Mineralogical Society of America Grant from the Edward H. Kraus Crystallographic Research Fund.┬áThis is an internationally competitive grant that is awarded once annually. The Kraus Grant supports research by early career scientists working in the field of mineralogical crystallography, encompassing mineralogy, …

Congratulations to Connor Turvey on the completion of his Ph.D. and on taking up a postdoctoral fellowship!

Congratulations to Connor Turvey on completing his Ph.D. in carbon mineralization and stable carbon, oxygen and magnesium isotope geochemistry of hydrotalcite supergroup minerals! Awesome work, Connor! Further congrats on the Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at The University of British Columbia. Best wishes for success in your PDF!

Congratulations to Al Tait, Commonwealth Rutherford Fellow!

Congratulations to Alastair Tait, who is now a Commonwealth Rutherford Fellow at the University of Stirling! He is now searching for stony meteorites on Mars. This is wonderful news and very well deserved! All the best for the next exciting chapter of your career in combining in geomicrobiology and meteoritics, Al!

Welcome to Maija Raudsepp!

Welcome to Dr. Maija Raudsepp who has joined the EEGL team a as Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Maija is a geomicrobiologist who is working on the biogeochemistry of sediments in hypersaline lakes. She has a wealth of experience studying how microorganisms cycle sulfur, iron and methane in sedimentary environments, including in the deep subsurface via an …

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Projects in Sustainable Mineral Resources, Biogeochemistry, and Environmental Behaviour of Minerals

Applications are welcome for several M.Sc. and Ph.D. projects starting September 2018 in the Environmental Economic Geology Laboratory at the University of Alberta. Graduate researchers will join an interdisciplinary research team under the supervision of Dr. Siobhan (Sasha) Wilson. We are looking for independent, creative and collaborative students who are interested in developing new ideas …

Three (3) PDF Positions in Geochemistry of Accelerated Carbonation of Mine Wastes

Applications are now open for three postdoctoral research positions in the geochemistry/biogeochemistry of accelerated carbonation of ultramafic mine wastes. One position will be held at each of┬áTrent University, the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia in Canada. All applications will be considered together and full details can be found here. Review of …