Scientist of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg receives Waldemar Lindgren Prize

A portrait of Dr. Mathias Burisch.
Dr. Mathias Burisch of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg receives the internationally renowned Waldemar Lindgren Prize of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) for his deposit research.

With this award, the SEG honours the young scientist for his innovative approaches to understanding deposits of mineral raw materials. This includes the development of new formation models for five-element veins and skarn deposits.
Among other things, these models provide important insights for the global search for resources such as silver, tin, cobalt, nickel and zinc.

"As a scientist who is passionate about research, I am very pleased that my approach is attracting international interest. I am particularly grateful for the unrestricted support of my mentor Jens Gutzmer and my wife, but also for the good cooperation with the cooperation partners, doctoral candidates and students, without whom my work would not be possible," Dr. Burisch commented on the awarding of the prize.

"The Waldemar Lindgren Prize is one of the highest awards given by SEG and the list of winners reads like a 'Who's Who' of deposit science. The awarding of the Lindgren Prize to Mathias Burisch is not only a distinction for him personally, but also a recognition of the innovative research he conducts together with his students and doctoral candidates at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg", says Prof. Jens Gutzmer, Professor of Deposit Science at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Head of the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology.

The Waldemar Lindgren Prize has been awarded by the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) since 1972 for outstanding research achievements to scientists before the age of 35. The award goes back to the geologist Waldemar Lindgren, who began his scientific career at the end of the 19th century by studying at the TU Bergakademie in Freiberg. The ceremonial award ceremony will take place in Whistler, Canada, in 2020.

With over 7000 international members from industry and science, SEG is the world's largest association for geoscientists working on mineral deposits.

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