SEG grant success for PhD students
16 May 2017
Current PhD students Jennifer Ellis and Jamie Price have been awarded research grants from the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG).
Jennifer Ellis, a PhD candidate in her second year, was awarded a research grant from the Hugh McKinstry Fund, which was established by bequests from the estates of Hugh and Elizabeth McKinstry. Dr. McKinstry was a professor of mining and economic geology at Harvard University and both he and his wife Elizabeth maintained a lifelong interest in the welfare and intellectual development of students. The funding will support project and fieldwork related expenses for her PhD, which is investigating geological approaches to generating fracture models for intrusive rocks.
Jamie Price, a first year PhD candidate, is undertaking research into the gold mineralisation and tectonomagmatic evolution of the Yalgoo-singleton greenstone belt, Western Australia. He has been selected to receive a student research grant from the Society of Economic Geologists Canada Foundation to cover direct research and field expenses.
Professor Thomas Blenkinsop, who supervises Jennifer and co-supervises Jamie, congratulated them on their success: “I’m extremely pleased with these awards for Jennifer and Jamie. These research grants will enable them to spend valuable extra time in the field, which will add to the quality of their research. It is good to see the excellence of Economic Geology research at Cardiff being recognised internationally”