ASD Inc. announces 2016 Students in Mining and Energy TerraSpec Instrument Program winners
Four students awarded use of TerraSpec® mineral analyzers for research projects
BOULDER, Colo. – June 07, 2016 – ASD Inc., a PANalytical company, a global leader in high-performance analytical instrumentation and materials analysis solutions today announced the 2016 Students in Mining and Energy TerraSpec Instrument Program recipients.
A total of four students were selected from a group of applicants for inclusion in the 2016 program. Two students will be granted the temporary use of a TerraSpec 4 Hi-Res mineral spectrometer system, which includes The Spectral Geologist (TSG®) Pro mineral analysis software. The other two students will receive temporary use of the TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier, the all-in-one mineral analysis system that allows you to immediately identify alteration minerals with a simple pull of a trigger.
The TerraSpec line uses flexible, near-infrared spectroscopy to measure a wide variety of samples, offering better visibility for students conducting mineral analysis as part of their mining, energy or geothermal research.
Student winners were selected based on multiple criteria including the creative application of the TerraSpec line in their research proposals. Chosen students include:
Cameron Adams, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Western Australia, Australia
Proposal Title: 'Understanding of the petrophysical properties of altered rocks: implications for geophysical exploration’
Hernán Anticoi, Ph.D. Candidate, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Proposal Title: 'Mineral processing of tantalum and tungsten'
Mimi Do, M.Sc. Candidate, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Proposal Title: 'Assessment of clay type distribution in deepwater deposits and controls on clay mineralogy'
Greg Greywall, M.Sc. Candidate, The University of Texas at Dallas,, USA
Proposal Title: 'Identifying geothermal flow paths from core and cuttings, Fish Lake Valley, NV'
The program was established by ASD Inc. to enhance innovation in the mining and energy industries through advances in mineral measurement analysis, and encourages a creative research environment within the global mining and energy communities.
ASD Inc. is currently accepting applications for the 2017 program. The deadline for submission is November 16, 2016. For more information, visit: www.terraspec.net.
Annual awards recognize a diverse selection of research utilizing near-infrared (NIR) reflectance spectroscopy.