Dr Carsten Laukamp

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Carsten Laukamp is a senior research geoscientist at CSIRO Mineral Resources, based in Perth, Australia. Carsten obtained his Doctorate of Science (Dr. rer. Nat.) from the Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany, based on his study of the structural and fluid system evolution in the Otavi Mountain Land (Namibia) and its significance for the genesis of sulphide and nonsulphide mineralisation.
In his current role with CSIRO, as group leader within the Discovery Program and project leader of the National Virtual Core Library, Carsten explores the potential for combined use of lab, field and remote visible and infrared reflectance spectroscopy, geochemistry and geophysics for tracing hydrothermal alteration signatures through cover and advancing ore body knowledge.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2013-2013

    Explorer of the Year award for C3DMM's development of the continental ASTER Geoscience Products and its involvement in the Kentor Gold discovery
    Australian Mining Journal

  • 2013-2013

    Business Excellence - Delivery of impact

Current Roles

  • Project Leader
    National Virtual Core Library Project

  • Group Leader
    Mineral Systems Science Group

Academic Qualifications

  • 2007

    Doctorate in Natural Science (Dr. rer. nat.)
    Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg

  • 2001

    Diploma in Geoscience
    Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main

Professional Experiences

  • 2009-present

    Research Scientist

  • 2008-present

    Senior Lecturer in UWA 3rd year Mineral Exploration Course "Spectral Sensing Solutions to Mineral Exploration Challenges"
    University of Western Australia

  • 2007-2008

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    James Cook University, Townsville

Other highlights

  • 2014-present

    Adjunct Research Fellow, Centre for Exploration Targeting, University of Western Australia

  • 2010-present

    Invited Speaker: Exporation’17, Toronto, Canada; FUTORES II 2017, Townsville, Australia; AusAsia-MinTech 2014, Perth, Australia; 13th International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society, 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 2nd Annual Exploration and GIS in Mining 2013, Perth, Australia; ACG Open Pit Mining Seminar Series 2012, Perth, Australia; European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria.


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