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Eunjoo Choi was awarded a MRIWA Scholarship in 2016 to undertake PhD studies at the University of Western Australia, where she investigated the geochemical and isotopic features of alkaline rocks of the Yilgarn Craton.

Her research was focused on defining the role of the mantle in the evolution of Archean cratons, and identifying chemical and isotopic signatures that could be used in exploring for new mineral deposits.

Eunjoo completed her studies in 2020, and was awarded the prestigious David Groves Prize for Postgraduate Research in Geology by UWA.

Since completing her studies, Eunjoo has taken up a role as an Exploration Geologist with Newcrest, working at their Havieron site in Western Australia.

“I am grateful to MRIWA for the opportunity their scholarship provided” said Dr Choi “and for introducing me to the excitement of applying my research skills to solving real challenges.”

“Working with a team of enthusiastic geologists to understand the mineralised systems at Havieron inspires me every day”

Further details of the MRIWA PhD scholarship program are available at mriwa.wa.gov.au/research-funding/phd-scholarship-program/

Page was last reviewed 16 September 2020

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