PEOPLE

MDRU is led by Director Shaun Barker and Associate Director Greg Dipple, and supported by a dedicated staff who together support a crack team of Researchers and an enthusiastic group of graduate students.  Together we collaborate with our industry partners and research partners at UBC and from around the world.  MDRU has an alumni of more than 200 past graduate students and 40 former researchers who hold key roles and contribute to a smarter and more successful mineral industry.

STAFF
Shaun Barker
Director
Office:
Greg Dipple
Former BRIMM Director/MDRU Associate Director
CO2 Mineral Sequestration
Office: ESB 5196
Irina Praulova
Business and Research Manager
Office: ESB 5182
604-822-6136
Jeanne Liu
Events and Stakeholder Relations Manager
Office:
Fanny Yip
Finance Specialist
Office: ESB 5182
RESEARCHERS
Shaun Barker
Director
Office:
Greg Dipple
Former BRIMM Director/MDRU Associate Director
CO2 Mineral Sequestration
Office: ESB 5196
Dianne Mitchinson
Research Associate
MDRU-GIF, Data Integration
Office: ESB 5184
Farhad Bouzari
Research Associate
Porphyry Systems; Alteration Footprints; Porphyry Indicator Minerals and Porphyry Fertility
Office: ESB 5105-2
604-822-1874
Jamie Cutts
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Physical properties and chemistry of CO2 reactive ultramafic rocks; Mantle geochemistry
Office: ESB 4053
Connor Turvey
Post-Doctoral Fellow
CO2 Sequestration of Ultramafic Tailings (SCO2UT)
Office:
Robert Lee
Research Associate
Western Tethyan Metallogeny Project, Phase 2 (WT2), CMIC – Copper Exploration Footprints: Highland Valley Copper Porphyry
Office: ESB 5101
604-827-3223
Hildebrando Leal-Mejía
Research Associate
Andean Metallogeny
Office: ESB 5185B
604-827-2506
Ken Hickey
EOAS Faculty, Field School Director
Carlin gold systems; thermochronology
Office: ESB 5199
(778) 384-7074
Bahram Najafian
Research Assistant
Office:
STUDENTS
Name
Program
Research
Supervisor
Email
Name: Taylor Ledoux
Program: MSc candidate
Supervisor(s): Craig Hart
Name: Katrin Steinthorsdottir
Program: MSc candidate
Research Project: CO2 Sequestration of Ultramafic Tailings (SCO2UT)
Supervisor(s): Greg Dipple
Name: Eric Wynands
Program: MSc candidate
Research Project: CO2 Sequestration of Ultramafic Tailings (SCO2UT)
Supervisor(s): Greg Dipple
Name: Eoin Cross
Program: MSc candidate
Research Project: Western Tethyan Metallogeny Project, Phase 2 (WT2)
Supervisor(s): Alan Wainwright, Craig Hart
Name: Ehsan Salmabadi
Program: MSc candidate
Supervisor(s): Ken Hickey
Name: Xueya (Elaine) Lu
Program: MSc candidate
Research Project: CO2 Sequestration of Ultramafic Tailings (SCO2UT)
Supervisor(s): Greg Dipple
Name: Pearce Luck
Program: MSc candidate
Research Project: Exploration Geochemistry Initiative
Supervisor(s): Peter Winterburn
Name: Ryan Shaw
Program: MSc candidate
Research Project: Exploration Geochemistry Initiative
Supervisor(s): Peter Winterburn
Name: Melissa Friend
Program: MSc candidate
Research Project: Dawson Range–Mount Freegold Mapping, Mineralization and Magmatism, Yukon
Supervisor(s): Murray Allan, Craig Hart
Name: Julian Manco Parra
Program: MSc candidate
Supervisor(s): Craig Hart, Hildebrando Leal-Mejía
Name: Andrew (Andy) Wickham
Program: MSc candidate
Research Project: Exploration Geochemistry Initiative
Supervisor(s): Peter Winterburn
Name: Andrew Steiner
Program: PhD candidate
Supervisor(s): Ken Hickey
Name: Bianca Iulianella Phillips
Program: MSc candidate
Research Project: Exploration Geochemistry Initiative
Supervisor(s): Peter Winterburn
Name: Nate Corcoran
Program: MSc candidate
Supervisor(s): Murray Allan, Craig Hart
Name: Rachel Kim
Program: MSc candidate
Research Project: TREK Geology, Magmatism and Metallogeny, Interior Plateau region of central BC, Canada
Supervisor(s): Craig Hart
Name: Sam Cantor
Program: MSc candidate
Research Project: Carbonate Alteration Footprints of Hydrothermal Ore Systems
Supervisor(s): Craig Hart
Name: Sterling Vanderzee
Program: PhD candidate
Research Project: CO2 Sequestration of Ultramafic Tailings (SCO2UT)
Supervisor(s): Greg Dipple
Name: Agustin Guitart
Program: MSc candidate
Supervisor(s): Craig Hart
Name: Craig Richardson
Program: MSc candidate
Research Project: Regional Metallogeny of Ratanakiri, Cambodia
Supervisor(s): Craig Hart
Name: David Zeko
Program: MSc candidate
Research Project: CO2 Sequestration of Ultramafic Tailings (SCO2UT)
Supervisor(s): Greg Dipple
COLLABORATORS
Name
Title
Research
Email
Name: Erik Eberhardt
Title: EOAS Faculty - GeoEngineering
Research:
Name: Bern Klein
Title: UBC Professor - Mining
Research:
Name: Thomas Bissig
Title: Bissig Geoscience
Research: Copper, Exploration Methods, Gold Deposits, Regional Metallogeny
Name: Siobhan Alexandra Wilson
Title: UAlberta Faculty
Research: CO2 Mineral Sequestration
Name: David Rhys
Title: Paterra Consulting - Structural Geologist
Research:
Name: Peter Bradshaw
Title: MDRU Co-Founder
Research:
Name: Richard Tosdal
Title: Past Director
Research:
Name: Rob Chapman
Title: ULeeds, Senior Lecturer
Research: Exploration Methods, Gold Deposits
Name: Sara Jenkins
Title: GIS Consultant
Research:
Name: Sarah Gleeson
Title: GFZ Faculty, German Research Centre for Geosciences
Research:
Name: Sean Crowe
Title: EOAS Faculty - Microbiology
Research: Exploration Methods
Name: Jim Mortensen
Title: EOAS Faculty - Emeritus
Research: Base Metals, Gold Deposits, Regional Metallogeny
Name: John Dilles
Title: OSU Faculty
Research: Copper, Exploration Methods
Name: John Thompson
Title: Past Director
Research:
Name: Kelly Russell
Title: EOAS Faculty - Igneous Petrology
Research:
Name: Ken Hickey
Title: EOAS Faculty, Field School Director
Research:
Name: Kylie Williams
Title: Communications Consultant
Research:
Name: Lee Groat
Title: EOAS Faculty - Mineralogy
Research:
Name: Lori Kennedy
Title: EOAS Faculty - Structural Geology
Research:
Name: Maya Kopylova
Title: EOAS Faculty - Keevil Chair in Mineral Exploration, Diamonds
Research:
Name: Patricia Sheahan
Title: Honourary Research Associate
Research:
Name: Barbara Scott-Smith
Title: EOAS Adjunct Professor - Kimberlites
Research:
Name: Dominique Weis
Title: EOAS Faculty - Geochemistry
Research:
Name: Doug Oldenburg
Title: EOAS Faculty - Emeritus
Research: Exploration Methods
Name: James Scoates
Title: EOAS Professor
Research: