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"My research will be focused on sulfide oxidation prevention in waste rocks"

Published: 25 October 2022

Meet Dantie Butar Butar from Indonesia. She works at Applied Geochemistry at Luleå University of Technology.

What are you going to work on?

My research at LTU will be focused on sulfide oxidation prevention in waste rocks in order to attenuate or further prevent the formation of acid rock drainage at mine sites. My PhD project is funded by Boliden and therefore 20% of my PhD programme will be dedicated to working at Boliden and testing the method at a field scale at one of Boliden's sites.

Tell us a little about your background

I obtained my BSc in economic geology from Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia) and completed my master's degree at Uppsala University, Ghent University, and TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Before moving to Europe, I worked for the industry and had years of working experience in mineral exploration, geology, and geotechnical engineering. I have always been fascinated by sustainability and similarly, the metal and mining industry has always been my research focus. In my master's I worked on recovering critical metals out of tailings, so my current PhD research which deals with waste rock is a perfect continuation for me to develop new skills and contribute to enhancing sustainability in the mining industry and society.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time, I spend a lot of time outdoors and find pleasure in hiking and trekking in Swedish forests and naturreservat.

Dantie Butar Butar

Dantie Butar Butar, PhD Student

Phone: +46 (0)920 491403
Organisation: Applied Geochemistry, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering