The following students won a Mathematical Geosciences Student Award:

Mohammad Ali Maleki Tehrani,  PhD student from the Department of Mining Engineering, University of Chile, studying under Prof. Xavier Emery. The project title is “Geometallurgical ore body modelling”

Chen Guoxiong, PhD student, Faculty of Earth Resources, China University of Geosicences, studying under Qiuming Cheng on a “Discussion of High-pass filtering of singularity method for extracting gravity and magnetic anomalies”

Dr. Li Liangping, working with Sanjay Srinivasan at The University of Texas at Austin on “A hybrid multiple-point statistics approach to integrate dynamic data into geological model”.


Natural Resources Research Student Award recipients are:

Pía Lois, Graduate student at the Universidad de Chile under Prof. Brian Townley working on “Analysis of the interaction of different types of rock, alteration and mineralization with aqueous alkaline media and its physicochemical effects in the recovery off copper”

James MacNeil, Graduate student at McGill University under Roussos Dimitrakopoulos. His project is “High order stochastic simulations, parallelization and effects on stochastic mine production scheduling”


The Computers & Geosciences Research Scholarships go to:

Dr. Delphine Roubinet, University of Lausanne (Switzerland) with a project on “Discrete Dual Porosity Modeling of Electrical Current Flow in Fractured Media” with Dr. James Irving.

Carlos Loureiro, working under Dr. Andrew Cooper (Environmental Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster, UK) and Dr. Óscar Ferreira (Centre for Marine and Environmental Research, University of Algarve, PT) on “What is actually happening in the rip-currents of embayed beaches? Development and validation of open-source parallel implementation of high-resolution coupled wave-circulation models for HPC clusters.” 

Mojtaba Rajabi, PhD student at Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide working with Associate Professor Mark Tingay on “The Present-day Stress Field of Australia”                                                                                                                                     

Aikaterini Spanoudaki, Institute for Applied and Computational Mathematics, Foundation for Research and Technology in Heraklion, Crete, working under Dr. Nikolaos Karmpanis in a project on “3D numerical modelling of surface water-groundwater flow and salinity interactions in the coastal zone”.