Postgraduate Program

DET CRC has a strong emphasis on education and training. It supports the research undertaken by university graduates/postgraduates in development of new techniques and technologies for mineral exploration.  In the VET sector it supports the training of drillers in new drilling technologies stemming from the CRC, and with a particular focus on safety. The DET CRC’s Brukunga Drilling Research and Training Facility is critical to these objectives.

DET CRC Postgraduate Students

Below are a list of PhD Students previously or currently supported by DET CRC.  Click on their name to access their LinkedIn profile.

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COMPLETED
Ben van der Hoek
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.

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Ashlyn Johnson
University of Adelaide

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

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Verity Normington

University of Adelaide

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

COMPLETED
Charlotte Mitchell
University of Adelaide

PhD: Lateral and vertical geochemical dispersion in deep cover: 4D landscape geochemistry and biogeochemistry of the Barrier Ranges.

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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: Rock Strength and Deformability Characterisation and Assessment for Drilling Performance Estimation


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.

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Sinem Yavuz
Curtin University

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

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COMPLETED
Amir Mokaramian
Curtin University

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

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Katherine Stoate
University of Adelaide

PhD: Landscape evolution, geochemistry and biogeochemistry of Kangaroo Island

COMPLETED
Laura Rollison
University of Adelaide

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


COMPLETED
Jiayi Xu

University of Adelaide

PhD: Finite element analysis of inpregnated diamond drilling 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.

COMPLETED
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

COMPLETED
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

COMPLETED
Maxim Esin

University of Western Australia

PhD: Fracture pattern formation and wave 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


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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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Andrew Greenwood
Curtin University

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

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Arash Mirahmadizoghi
University of Adelaide

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

Massoud Bayati 
Curtin University

Masters: Fluid Flow Controlled Instability Mechanism: Borehole Erosion.

Zubair Ahmed
Curtin University

PhD: Rock characterisation using physical methods on powders.

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Khairi Harith
Curtin University

MSc: Fluid and Cutting Loss Control in Coiled Tubing Drilling

Mohamed Elshall
Curtin University

PhD: Fundamental Study of Drilling Action of Impregnated Diamond Bits

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.

Prabhu Elango
Curtin University

MSc: Shale Inhibition and Encapsulation while Coiled Tube Drilling

Siavash Doshvarpassand
Curtin University

MSc: Investigation into the effect of groove geometry on rock cutting

Suchay Yalamanchi
Curtin University

MSc: Efects of drilling fluid on the drilling action of ID bits

 

 


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