Dr Yongjun Lu, a Senior Geochronologist with the Geological Survey of Western Australia, DMIRS, became the 52nd recipient of the Society of Economic Geologists’ Waldemar Lindgren Award for young scientists in 2018.

The award was for his work, including the use of geochemistry and trace element compositions of zircons, to identify granite rocks that might be prospective for copper-molybdenum-gold deposits. Dr Lu’s research provides a new way of searching for economic mineralisation; and has attracted significant interest from industry.

Dr Lu was the first scientist in the Geological Survey of WA’s 130 year history to win this prestigious international award. He was invited to deliver a presentation and accept the award at the organisation’s 2019 conference in Chile.

Dr Lu said he was deeply honoured to have been chosen for the award by the society.

It is such a privilege to win this very prestigious award. It is also recognition of the excellent work being done by the Geological Survey of Western Australia.

Dr Lu

Dr Lu is currently working on the isotopic mapping and fertility of Archean granitic rocks in the State’s south west.