FEM 2021 Student Online event speakers

Thursday 4 November 2021

Thursday 4 November 2021 at 11:30 – 14:00 Helsinki time (EET), UTC +2. Finland has changed from summer time to winter time (EET), UTC +2. Due to this event schedule has been updated in Toronto and Perth. Update: 05:30 – 08:00 Toronto time | 17:30 – 20:00 Perth time.

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Eetu Jokela, FEM 2021 Student event chairperson, Project Geologists, AFRY Finland, represents FinnMin

EETU JOKELA

FEM 2021 Student event organizer, Project Geologists, AFRY Finland, represents FinnMin, Finland

Chairperson: FEM 2021 Student Online event on Thursday 4 November 2021

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Eetu Jokela has Master of Science degree in Economic Geology from University of Helsinki.

He has been working in greenfield mineral exploration and engineering geology related positions for several years. Mr. Jokela is specialized in mineral exploration of orogenic gold and IOCG deposits and has worked with companies like Agnico Eagle Finland and Northland Resources. Currently, he is working as a Project Geologist in AFRY Finland and has gained expertise in geological 3D modeling, engineering geology and preparing technical reports for mining and exploration companies. He also works as the secretary of Exploration Network of FinnMin.

Sondre Stenvold Simonsen, FEM 2021 Student event organizer, represents UiT The Arctic University of Norway

SONDRE STENVOLD SIMONSEN

FEM 2021 Student event organizer, represents UIT the Arctic University of Norway

Welcome words: FEM 2021 Student Online event

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Sondre Stenvold Simonsen, a trainee at the Norwegian Mineral Industry. Sondre Stenvold Simonsen is on a two-year trainee program arranged by Norwegian Mineral Industry, currently working at Rana Gruber, looking forward to also work at Sibelco Nordic and Norsk Stein. He is a former student at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, with a M.Sc. in Geology.

Laura S. Lauri, PhD, Section Manager Field Exploration, LKAB, Sweden

LAURA S. LAURI

PhD, Section Manager Field Exploration, LKAB, Sweden

Presentation: What happens in Norrbotten? – opportunities at LKAB

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Laura S. Lauri is a geologist with 20+ years’ experience working in academia, government organizations and industry. An igneous petrologist with a M.Sc. degree in 1999 and a Ph.D. degree in 2004 from the University of Helsinki, Finland, she has worked with various subjects including crustal evolution of Fennoscandia, uranium geology, mining regional collaboration and, most recently, iron oxide-apatite ores. She currently works as the Section Manager for Field Exploration at LKAB in Kiruna, Sweden.

Roger Hamberg, PhD, Geologist, Geological Survey of Sweden

ROGER HAMBERG

PhD, Geologist, Geological Survey of Sweden

Presentation: Methods to minimize negative environmental effects from mine waste

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Roger Hamberg has a Phd in the topic of mine waste treatment and has been working at the Geological Ssurvey of Sweden (SGU) for 3 years. At the SGU, he´s leading projects regarding mine waste treatment/reclamation at closed Swedish mine sites, tutoring in international training programs, and participating in various research projects in cooperation with international researchers and universities.

Matti Rautakoski, Business Manager, Oy Kati Ab Kalajoki, Finland

MATTI RAUTAKOSKI

Business Manager, Oy Kati Ab Kalajoki, Finland 

Presentation: Considering environmental aspect as a service provider in exploration core drilling

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Matti Rautakoski has worked at KATI for 15 years, primarily in sales, executive team and the company board. His responsibilities are especially strategic planning, foreign customers and development. He is in board of partner companies Palsatech Oy and Geovisor Oy who also operate in exploration and mining sector. Currently he is studying MBA module at Aalto University.

Pertti Sarala, PhD, Research Professor, Geological Survey of Finland GTK - Oulu Mining School

PERTTI SARALA

PhD, Research Professor, Geological Survey of FinlandOulu Mining School

Presentation: New surface geochemical methods in mineral exploration

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Dr. Pertti Sarala is a geologist and geochemist, fields of interest include Quaternary and glacial geology, geomorphology, applied geochemistry, till and weathered bedrock geochemistry and mineral exploration. He is experienced in glacial processes, mineral exploration (project leading, field studies, concepts, training), development of surface geochemical exploration methods (in EU funded projects) and teaching and supervision of the thesis projects. Member of the Association of the Applied Geochemistry (AAG), the INQUA Peribaltic working group, NORDQUA, European Geosciences Union (EGU) and steering committee of the PalaeoArc working group. Member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals.

Tobias Bauer, PhD, Associate Professor, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

TOBIAS BAUER

PhD, Associate Professor, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Presentation:  Virtual field exploration course

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Tobias E. Bauer is Associate Professor in Ore Geology at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. His research includes structural controls on ore deposits and the regional structural and tectonic evolution of mineralized belts. In addition, he is active in the field of 3-D and 4-D modeling applied to mineral belts, mineral deposits, and related structures.

He received a M.Sc. degree in geology from Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, in 2008 and a Ph.D. degree in ore geology from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, in 2013.

Dimitra Pitsa, FEM 2021 Student event organizer, represents Luleå University of Technology

DIMITRA PITSA

FEM 2021 Student event organizer, represents Luleå University of Technology , Sweden

Panel discussion moderator: The future of online teaching and learning in higher education

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Dimitra Pitsa is a highly motivated Master’s student in Exploration and Environmental Geosciences at Luleå University of Technology. She has been involved with geology since 2015 and obtained the BSc in Geology (2020) from the University of Patras, Greece, with specialization in exploration of mineral deposits, ore and economic geology. Her four-month undergraduate internship took place in the Hellenic Survey of Geological and Mineral Exploration (2019), while her bachelor thesis was a petrographic and geochemical study of the 3rd bauxitic horizon in Parnassos-Ghiona unit, Greece. She has great interest in exploration of critical/battery metals and rare earth elements. Currently, she is studying about the critical metal occurrences in Southern Sweden.

Sabina Strmic Palinkas, PhD, Professor, UiT the Arctic University of Norway

SABINA STRMIC PALINKAS

PhD, Associate Professor, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Panel discussion: The future of online teaching and learning in higher education

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Sabina Strmic Palinkas received her PhD (2009) degrees from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. In 2013, she moved to the University of Auckland, New Zealand, for a two-year research fellowship, studying ore-forming processes in low-sulfidation epithermal gold systems. Since 2015, she has been affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø as an associate professor in ore deposit geology and geochemistry. In 2019, she joined K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research at University of Bergen, Norway, where she holds an adjunct position in ore geology.

Her principal area of research is geochemistry of hydrothermal ore deposits, including mineral chemistry, fluid inclusion studies, stable isotope geochemistry, and thermodynamic modelling. During the past 20 years, she has been involved in studies of a wide spectrum of ore deposits, including epithermal, Carlin-type, hydrothermal-metasomatic, skarn, SEDEX, MVT and pegmatite deposits, as well as in several environmental studies. Recently she is mostly working on submarine hydrothermal systems along the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridges and volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits, orogenic gold deposits and sediment hosted Cu deposits in Norway.

Glenn Bark, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Ore Geology, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.

GLENN BARK

PhD, Senior Lecturer in Ore Geology, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Panel discussion: The future of online teaching and learning in higher education

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Glenn Bark is a senior lecturer in ore geology at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. He has worked for twenty years with (orogenic) gold ore deposits, specializing in microanalysis of gold ore textures applied to ore genesis and exploration. Lately, however, his research concerns trace element by-products in ores and geological storage of CO2 (CCS, carbon capture and storage). He received a MSc degree in geology from Gothenburg University, Sweden, in 2002 and later a PhD degree in ore geology from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, in 2008.

Pietari Skyttä, Professor (tenure track), University of Turku, Department of Geography and Geology, Finland

PIETARI SKYTTÄ

Professor (tenure track), University of Turku, Department of Geography and Geology, Finland

Panel discussion: The future of online teaching and learning in higher education

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Pietari Skyttä is a structural geologist primarily interested in solving and modelling the geometry of the complexly deformed crystalline bedrock, and its evolution through time. He has strong experience in field geology, both in research and teaching.

Emma Flodin, FEM 2021 Student event organizer, represents Luleå University of Technology

EMMA FLODIN

FEM 2021 Student event organizer, represents Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Panel discussion: The future of online teaching and learning in higher education

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My name is Emma Flodin and I’m a 26-year-old Swedish student at Luleå University of Technology, and I’m studying my last year at the master’s program in environmental geochemistry. I have a bachelor’s degree in earth science from Uppsala University from 2017 and have been living in southern Norway for 3 years before moving to Norrbotten in Sweden. Today I’m studying and working part time as a research engineer in soil mechanics at LTU. I also work part time as a team leader at a science center, Teknikens hus. In my free time I like going on hikes, working on my house, and spending time with my family, friends, and pets.

Kaarin Hälinen, FEM 2021 Student event organizer, represents Oulu Mining School

KAARIN HÄLINEN

FEM 2021 Student event organizer, represents Oulu Mining School, Finland

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Kaarina Hälinen, geoscience student from Oulu University. In my studies I focus especially in economic geology. Working during summertime has made it possible for me to experience working in a mining environment but also as an exploration geologist. Through my work experience, my enthusiasm for geosciences has grown even more and, in the future, I want to develop skills and specialized qualifications as a professional geologist.

Teemu Kaikuranta, FEM 2021 Student event organizer, represents Oulu Mining School

TEEMU KAIKURANTA

FEM 2021 Student event organizer, represents Oulu Mining School, Finland

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Teemu Kaikuranta. I’m a master’s student of economic geology from the University of Oulu. I have worked in mineral exploration for gold and battery metals in Finland and Sweden. My experiences have helped to guide my early professional career, as well as specialization in my studies. I have been involved in our student activities, by creating cooperation between our student organization Nikoli ry and companies in mining, exploration and engineering.

Johan Hilmo, FEM 2021 Student event organizer, represents UiT The Arctic University of Norway

JOHAN HILMO

FEM 2021 Student event organizer, represents UIT the Arctic University of Norway

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Johan Hilmo is a geologist who graduated in July 2021 with a M.Sc degree from UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø. In his master’s thesis he studied the geochemistry of stream sediments sampled from streams draining the historical Cu mines in Kåfjord, Northern Norway. He was employed in September 2021 as a geologist in the exploration department of LKAB in Kiruna, Sweden.

Saija Luukkanen, Professor, Head of Unit, Oulu Mining School, University of Oulu, Finland

SAIJA LUUKKANEN

Professor, Head of Unit, Oulu Mining School, University of Oulu, Finland

Presentation: Wrap up and closure

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Saija Luukkanen has worked as professor in mineral processing at Oulu Mining School, University of Oulu since 2015. To her current post she came from consulting company Pöyry where she worked in its Mining and Metals BU, both in Peru and Finland.

During her career she has also worked for Geological Survey of Finland (GTK Mintec) as a group leader and for Lafarge (France) as project leader. Her background is in physical chemistry.

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