PhD Program

The DET CRC will have a strong emphasis on education and training. It will support the education of university graduates/postgraduates in the new technologies of mineral exploration and in the VET sector it will support the training of drillers in new drilling technologies stemming from the CRC, and with a particular focus on safety. The DET CRC’s Drilling Research and Training Facility is critical to these objectives.

DET CRC PhD Students

Below are a list of PhD Students currently supported by the DET CRC

COMPLETED

Benjamin Vanderhoek
University of Adelaide

PhD: The geochemistry of the deep cover to the landsurface at the Tunkillia Gold Prospect and surrounding region, Central Gawler Craton, SA.

Byron Dietman
University of Adelaide

PhD: The Regolith Expression of Iron Oxide Copper Gold Mineralisation in the southern Olympic Domain, SA.

COMPLETED

Ashlyn Johnson
University of Adelaide

PhD: Regolith and associated mineral systems of the Eucla Basin, South Australia.

Verity Normington
University of Adelaide

PhD: The palaeo-environmental reconstruction and geochemistry of the Permian deep cover in southern Australia.

Charlotte Mitchell
University of Adelaide

PhD: Horizontal and Vertical Geochemical dispersion in deep cover: 4D landscape geochemsitry of the Mundi Mundi Plains, Curnamona Province SA & NSW.

COMPLETED


Stephanie McLennan

University of Adelaide

PhD: Sedimentation and geochemistry of the Loxton-Parilla Sands in the Murray Basin, southeastern Australia.

COMPLETED

Masood Mostofi
Curtin University

PhD: Drilling Response of Impregnated Diamond Bits: Modelling and Experimental Investigations

COMPLETED

Mohammadreza Kamyab
Curtin University

PhD: A study of cuttings transport in micro-borehole coiled tubing for mineral exploration drilling

COMPLETED

Henry Munoz
University of Adelaide

PhD: 3D rockmass characterisation & assessment for deep drilling performance optimisation.

COMPLETED

Bai Chun Sun
Curtin University

PhD: Seismic while-drilling (SWD) imaging using seismic interferometry.

COMPLETED

Konstantin Tertyshnikov
Curtin University

PhD: Seismic imaging in hard rock environments.

COMPLETED

Hossein Bineshian
University of Western Australia

PhD: Effects of bending moment on failure mechanisms in the cutting process.

COMPLETED

Sinem Yavuz
Curtin University

PhD: Seismic characterization of volcanogenic massive sulfides – The Semblana Orebody, Portugal.

 

COMPLETED

Amir Mokaramian
Curtin University

PhD: Design of a new downhole motor for coiled tubing drilling in mineral exploration applications

Katherine Stoate
University of Adelaide

PhD: Landscape Geochemistry of Kangaroo Island Deep Cover

COMPLETED

Laura Rollison
Univeristy of Adelaide

PhD: Sedimentology, stratigraphy and geochemistry of the Pandurra formation.

Jiayi Xu
University of Adelaide

PhD: Numerical Modelling of Diamond Impregnated Bits

Felix Menu
Curtin University

PhD: Ore-Body Delineation (Using Borehole Seismic Techniques for Hard Rock Exploration).

Keryn Wolff
University of Adelaide

PhD: Landscape Geochemistry of Yorke Peninsula Deep Cover

COMPLETED

Seyedsaeid Hashemi
University of Adelaide

PhD: Drilling and Maintaining Stable Boreholes in Unconsolidated Rock Formations

COMPLETED

Sebastian Schnaidt
University of Adelaide

PhD: Improving uncertainty estimation in geophysical inversion modelling.

COMPLETED

Xianqun He
University of Adelaide

PhD: Micromechanical Modelling of Rock Cutting by Diamond Impregnated Drill Bits


COMPLETED

Roniza Ismail
University of Adelaide

PhD: Spatial-Temporal Evolution of Skarn Alteration in IOCG Systems: Evidence from Petrography, Mineral Trace Element Signatures and Fluid Inclusion Studies at Hillside, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia


Muhammad Hossain
Curtin University

PhD: Volumetric Interpretation of 3D Hard Rock Seismic Data

COMPLETED

Christopher Kipchumba Legat
Curtin University

PhD: Evaluation and Selection of an Optimum Material for Coil Tubing as a Drilling Technology for Mineral Exploration


Iman Rostamsowlat
Curtin University

PhD: Study of friction contact of diamond bits.


Javad Khoshnavaz
Curtin University

PhD: Coherency based time-domain imaging algorithms.


COMPLETED

Santiago Perez
University of Adelaide

PhD: Acoustic analysis of rock cutting process for impregnated diamond drilling.


Evans Onojasun Okan
Curtin University

PhD: Feasibility of regional 3D seismic refleciton surveys to discover IOCG deposits in the Gawler Craton

Benjamin Ameri
Curtin University

PhD: Designing laminate composites to house electronic sensors for coiled tube drilling


Iuliia Karachevtseva
University of Western Australia

PhD: Friction and rock fragmentation in the presence of vibrations


Ehtesham ul haq Karatela
University of Adelaide

PhD: Study on Borehole Failure Mechanism in Deep Drilling Conditions


Le Van Anh Cuong
Curtin University

PhD: Joint inversion by magnetotelluric and seismic data.

Duy Thong Kieu
Curtin University

PhD: Inversion of multiple geophysical data sets using petrophysical constants.

Ida Hooshyari-Far
Curtin University

PhD: Gamma ray spectroscopy and time domain induction for logging while drilling in mineral exploration.

Yuan Xu
University of Western Australia

PhD: Borehole stability and its monitoring

Maxim Esin
University of Western Australia

PhD: Crack propagation in particulate materials with rotational degrees of freedom

Kevin Ung
Curtin University

PhD: Redatuming of hardrock seismic data.

Siamak Mishani
Curtin University

PhD: Investigation into the effects of complex stresses on designed composite coiled tubes for use with a CT-rig


Thomas Yang

University of Adelaide

PhD: Process Constraints on the Giant IOCG Mineral System of the Eastern Gawler Craton

Stuart Addinell
Curtin University

PhD: The application of water powered DTH percussive hammers to deep mineral exploration


Cornelia Kitzig

Curtin University

PhD: Integration of down-hole geophysics and geochemistry for geological characterisation

Hongyang Zhang
Curtin University

PhD: Experimental and numerical simulations of particle tracking of hard rock cuttings in coil tubing drilling


COMPLETED

Vladimir Bossilkov
Curtin University

Masters: Redatuming of hardrock seismic data.

Pouya Ahmadi
Curtin University

PhD: Feasibility of multicomponenet seismic for mineral exploration.

 


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COMPLETED

Andrew Greenwood
Curtin University

PhD: Application of vertical seismic profiling for characterisation of hard rock

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COMPLETED

Arash Mirahmadizoghi
University of Adelaide

Masters: Analysis of rock performance under three-dimensional stress to predict instability in deep boreholes.

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Massoud Bayati 
Curtin University

Masters: Fluid Flow Controlled Instability Mechanism: Borehole Erosion.

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Zubair Ahmed
Curtin University

PhD: Rock characterisation using physical methods on powders.

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Duraid Al-Bayati 
Curtin University

PhD:A phenomenological approach for the drilling response of full-face impregnated diamond bits: Modelling and experimental investigations.

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Mohamed Elshall
Curtin University

PhD: Fundamental Study of Drilling Action of Impregnated Diamond Bits

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Eline Baudet
University of Adelaide

PhD: Mineralogy and geochemical footprint of the Bulldog Shale, Eromanga Basin, Australia: A new way to explore under deep cover.

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Student Paperwork

DET CRC Project Approval and Student Commencment forms can be accessed via the below links:

DET CRC Research Project Approval Proforma

DET CRC Research Student Commencment Proforma

DET CRC  Postgraduate Student Internships

Information regarding Postgraduate Student Internships can be accessed via the below link:

DET CRC Postgraduate Student Internships