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"I gladly talk about geoscience in general, gold in the earth's crust and the climate"

Published: 5 March 2021

I am from Gothenburg where I did my undergraduate studies in bedrock geology. After that I moved to Luleå in 2002 to do my doctorate and have since stayed on as a researcher and teacher.

What is your field of research?

My research has mainly been about how gold occurs in the earth's crust, how to explore for the metal and also how to improve the recovery of gold in the mines. Recently, I am also working with capturing carbon dioxide for storage in the Swedish bedrock, so called CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage). In addition to this, I am the program director for the civil engineering program Natural Resources Engineering and the MSc program Exploration and Environmental Geosciences.

How can your students benefit from your research?

I channel my research results, like many other teachers, into my lectures in various courses. This way, students can directly take part in what is happening in the current research. I teach structural geology, mineralogical characterization techniques, isotope geology and supervise final degree students.

Do you have any advice for new students?

Ask questions to us teachers! For example, I gladly talk about earth sciences in general, gold in the earth's crust and the climate.

Glenn Bark

Glenn Bark, Senior Lecturer

Phone: +46 (0)920 491039
Organisation: Ore Geology, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering