September 2015
Stephen Grano IMER's Annual Report 2014 is now out and we've had some great feedback on the new format that captures the diverse research undertaken by the team.

We're proud of the scientists and this report - if you haven't had a chance to read it I would encourage you to take a look and learn more about the research, innovations and partnerships.

The ARC Research Hub for Australian Copper-Uranium  is fantastic example of the University of Adelaide's interdisciplinary research approach in action, bringing together research expertise and technology from institutions all over Australia to tackle a problem faced by industry. We're looking forward to launching the Hub in October.

I'm delighted that the University of Adelaide has recently received over $1.1 million in category 1 funding  significant to research in minerals and energy and scientists are participating in many events and receiving awards for their research efforts. I hope you enjoy this edition of our newsletter highlighting the research and achievements of the University of Adelaide.

Professor Stephen Grano
Executive Director

Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources, The University of Adelaide SA 5005 AUSTRALIA.
Phone:  +61 8 8 313 1448 email:  Annual Report 2014

New facility to allow researchers and technology developers to fully test energy storage systems and demonstrate performance before connecting to the grid. Find out more.

The ARC Research Hub for Australian Copper-Uranium will help to position Australia as a world-leader in copper production and processing technologies. Find out more about the Hub's progress. 

 research highlight

Monitoring the location and migration of fractures and fluids in shale gas formations with a new application of existing technology by IMER scientists.

Find out more about magnetotellurics (MT) and fluid injection monitoring.

Dr Cristiana Ciobanu's iron oxide research team (known as FOX) are making great progress in their latest project that aims to use iron oxide minerals to understand how many mineral deposits in South Australia are formed. Find out more.

University of Adelaide scientists have been successful in the latest round of Linkage grants from the Australian Research Council. Find out more about the new research projects.

The IMER Industry Innovation Seminar Series welcomed five representatives from OZ Minerals in July to discuss mineral exploration challenges and opportunities in SA. Read more   
This year's Luxton Memorial Lecture was presented by Prof Ross Garnaut AO, author of a number of influential reports to Government gave this year's Luxton Memorial Lecture to more than 200 guests. Prof Garnaut analysed the role of fossil fuels in economic development, Australia as an energy superpower and the opportunities for Australia and South Australia as we transition into a low-carbon world. See the full lecture

TRaX's Big Research Day

The latest research from TRaX was showcased under the theme 'New frontiers, new paradigms' at their Big Research Day.   

Making Australia the world's leading gas exporter was a focus of the 2015 Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference, which was well attended by University of Adelaide scientists. Find out more about the event.        
This year's World Geothermal Congress on the theme 'Views from downunder - geothermal in perspective' was well-attended by University of Adelaide  scientists, including a best poster winner. Find out more.