Emily Finch

MinEx CRC Embedded Research Associate
University of South Australia

Perth, WA

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I'm a postdoctoral researcher in mineral systems within the MinEx CRC. As an embedded researcher, I form a collaborative link between The University of South Australia and the Geological Survey of Western Australia.

I study how metals are transported in the Earth's crust and where they are sourced from. Most of the ore deposits that are located at or near the surface have already been found. In order to provide the elements that are required for smart and clean technologies like wind turbines, smart phones, and electric vehicles, we need to gain a better understanding of whole mineralising systems.

My research contributes to improving our ability to target mineral deposits that are not exposed at the Earth's surface, ensuring a secure supply of technology-enabling elements into the future.