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ASD Inc. announces 2018 Students in Mining and Energy TerraSpec Instrument Program winners

Four students awarded use of TerraSpec® mineral analyzers for research projects

19 January 2018 – Malvern Panalytical is happy to announce the winners of the ASD Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program!

The Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support program allows students from around the world interested in mining and energy disciplines to submit a research proposal involving spectral mineralogy. Winners are given the opportunity to borrow an ASD field spectrometer at no charge to pursue their research endeavors.

Despite of this year’s large number of received interesting geologic submissions, we have had to limit the number of winners that we are able to support.

Following are the four selected global 2018 Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program recipient winners and their research topics:

TerraSpec® 4 winners:

Camilo A. Uribe Mogollon, Earth and Environmental Science Program
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico, US)
Title: White mica geochemistry associated with phyllic alteration halos in porphyry systems: Insights from vectoring tool applied to exploration

Andrew Jacobus, Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies
Binghamton University (New 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 Geologic Engineering
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (South 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

Congratulations to our 2018 winners! We look forward to your results and greatly appreciate the contributions that you are making to spectral science in your geologic fields!

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