Nigel Cook

Dr Nigel Cook

Professor

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Nigel Cook is a mineralogist-geologist with research interests in complex ore deposits, sulphide mineralogy, geochemistry and ore processing. He obtained his PhD from the University of London, U.K. in 1988. He has worked in Canada, Germany and Norway before joining The University of Adelaide in 2009. He is Deputy Director of the ARC Research Hub for Australian Copper-Uranium. Nigel is Past President of the International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits (IAGOD) and was editor-in-Chief of Ore Geology Reviews between 2003 and 2011. He currently serves as Chair of the International Mineralogical Association Commission on Ore Mineralogy. In 2018, he was awarded the prestigious Kutina-Smirnov Medal "in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of economic geology".

Research interests: sulphide mineralogy; distribution of trace elements in ore systems; solid solution, mechanisms of trace element incorporation; location and migration pathways of radionuclides in sulphide ores; strategic elements, rare earth elements; uranium mineralogy; LA-ICP-MS microanalysis

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2009 Professor The University of Adelaide
    2004 - 2009 Professor University of Oslo, Oslo
    1998 - 2004 Senior Scientist Geological Survey of Norway
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    French Can read and understand spoken
    German Can read, speak and understand spoken
    Norwegian Can read, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1994 - 1998 University of Wuerzburg Germany Habilitation
    1982 - 1988 The University of London United Kingdom PhD
    1979 - 1982 The University of London United Kingdom BSc
  • Research Interests

Australian Research Council Research Hub for Australian Copper-Uranium, co-funded by BHP Olympic Dam, OZ Minerals, and the South Australian Mining and Petroleum Services Centre of Excellence

The FOX project project (Trace Elements in Iron Oxides), supported by BHP Olympic Dam and the South Australian Mining and Petroleum Services Centre of Excellence.

CRC-P: 'Intelligent vision, sensing and data fusion for mining and exploration' (Total Project Value: $4,640,052)

2017

Introduction to Mineral Processing

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 Principal Supervisor Minerology, Geochemistry and genesis of the Samphire System, S.A. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Urs Immanuel Domnick
    2016 Principal Supervisor Reducing Radionvcleide Content of Copper Ores Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Nicholas Daniel Owen
    2016 Co-Supervisor Iron Oxide Minerals in the Olympic Dam IOCG Deposit and Adjacent Prospects Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Max Robert Verdugo Ihl
    2016 Principal Supervisor The Role of Nanoparticles in Processing of Iron-Oxide-Copper-Gold Ores Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mark Rollog
    2015 Co-Supervisor Geochemistry of Iron Oxides in Proterozoic Bif-Style Mineralisation South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr William Mark Keyser
    2014 Principal Supervisor Geology and genesis of the Paris silver deposit, Eyre Peninsula Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew Wayne Paul
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Mineralogical Distributions of Radionuclides in Copper-Uranium Ores, Olympic Dam, South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Danielle Sierra Schmandt
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor The Evolution of Apatite in Iron-oxide-copper-gold Mineralization of the Olympic Cu-Au Province: Unraveling Magmatic and Hydrothermal Histories through Changes in Morphology and Trace Element Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sasha Krneta
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Trace Element Distributions and Partitioning Trends in Hydrothermal Base Metal Sulphide Ores Comprising Sphalerite, Galena, Chalcopyrite and Tetrahedrite-Tennantite Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Luke Leslie George
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Feldspar Petrography and Geochemistry: Insights into the Magmatic-Hydrothermal Evolution of IOCG Systems from South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Alkiviadis Kontonikas-Charos
    2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The Evolution of Uraninite, Coffinite and Brannerite from the Olympic Dam Iron Oxide-Copper-Gold-Silver-Uranium Deposit: Linking Textural Observations to Compositional Variability Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Edeltraud Irene Macmillan
    2011 - 2016 Co-Supervisor 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 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Roniza Ismail
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - 2019 Chair Commission on Ore Mineralogy International Mineralogical Association
    2016 - ongoing Representative International Association for Genesis of Ore Deposits (IAGOD)
    2008 - 2012 President International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits (IAGOD)
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Associate Editor Minerals (journal)
    2003 - 2011 Editor-In-chief Ore Geology Reviews
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83131096
  • Email: nigel.cook@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 1
  • Room: 1 33
  • Org Unit: School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

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