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Dr Yanlu Xing

Research Scientist


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Dr Yanlu Xing completed his PhD at Monash University in 2019, specialized in Geochemistry and Economic Geology. In 2019-2021, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA, where he worked on deep ocean exploration projects (funded by NSF and NASA). From 2021 to 2023, he took the role as the Lead Research Fellow for ARC Linkage Project at the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Monash University.

Dr Xing is an experienced geologist and geochemist. His research focuses on combining field geology, experimental and computational geochemistry in the study of mineral deposits, applied to mineral exploration and processing. Dr Xing has extensive experience working on multiple types of ore deposits, including Porphyry Cu deposits, Iron Oxide Cu-Au and Orogenic Gold deposits. He is expertized on the application of hydrothermal experiments and geochemical thermodynamic modelling to unravel fluid-mineral reaction mechanisms, identify key ore forming reactions and processes, and apply these to the development of new exploration tools and innovative mineral processing methods.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2019

    Doctor of Philosophy
    Monash University

  • 2014

    Bachelor of Science
    China University of Geosciences Beijing

Achievements and Awards

  • 2024-2030

    Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
    Australian Research Council

  • 2017-2018

    Student Research Grant (SRG), the Hugh McKinstry Fund
    Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)

Current Roles

  • Research Scientist
    CSIRO Mineral Resources


  • 2021-2024

    ARC Discovery Project DP220100500 "In the Driver's seat: role of trace elements in enabling crustal fluid flow"

  • 2020-2020

    Australian Synchrotron ANSTO Project Grant (in-kind) at XFM beamline

  • 2021-2021

    GSECARS beamline grant (in-kind) by Advanced Photon Source (APS), Chicago, USA

  • 2024-2030

    Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), Australian Research Council

Professional Experiences

  • 2021-2023

    Research Fellow, ARC Linkage Lead Researcher
    Monash University

  • 2019-2021

    Postdoctoral Associate
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA

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