Snezana Petrovic, mentee in the 2019 Energy Minerals Resources program in WA (Curtin University)

I completed my Bachelor and Master degrees in Applied Geophysics at the University of Belgrade in Serbia. While pursuing my masters, I also started my one-year internship in Agile Seismic, a privately-owned, geophysical company where I was working as a seismic processing geophysicist. I continued to work there for two years once my internship was completed.

Currently I am pursuing a PhD at the Department of Geophysics at Curtin University, Perth. My current research project is to help develop and test prompt gamma neutron activation (PGNA) logging-while-drilling tool for slim-holes in mineral exploration. Such a tool could measure the elemental matrix composition in near real-time, and with timely, reliable data we can alter exploration drilling decisions; thus, transforming mineral exploration where information about elemental composition usually arrives weeks afterwards. This research is co-funded by Boart Longyear, a leading provider of drilling services and equipment for mineral exploration who hope to invigorate exploration with real-time drilling data.

I consider myself a hardworking, creative, and fast learning person. I also enjoy learning and expanding my knowledge and skills.

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