Waldemar-Lindgren-Award for Mathias Burisch

Waldemar Lindgren Award Mathias Burisch HIF ©Copyright: HZDR

HIF Director Dr. Jens Gutzmer and Waldemar-Lindgren-Award winner Dr. Mathias Burisch (f.l.t.r.)

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Dr. Mathias Burisch has received the internationally renowned Waldemar-Lindgren-Award from the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) for his deposit research. With this award, the SEG honors the young scientist who works at HIF and the TU Bergakademie Freiberg for his innovative approaches to understanding the deposits of mineral raw materials. This includes the development of new formation models for five-element veins and skarn deposits. Among other things, these models provide important insights for the global search for resources such as silver, tin, cobalt, nickel and zinc.

“As a scientist who is passionate about research, I am delighted that my approach is attracting international interest. Above all, I am grateful for the unreserved support of my mentor Jens Gutzmer and my wife, but also for the good cooperation with the cooperation partners, doctoral candidates and students, without whom my work would not be possible, ”comments Dr. Burisch the award.

“The Waldemar Lindgren Prize is one of the highest honors awarded by the SEG and the list of award winners reads like a 'who's who' of deposit science. The awarding of the Lindgren Prize to Mathias Burisch is not only a distinction for him personally, but also a recognition for the innovative research that he carries out together with his students and doctoral candidates at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg”, says Jens Gutzmer, Professor for Deposits theory at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and head of the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology.

The Waldemar Lindgren Prize has been awarded by the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) since 1972 for outstanding research achievements to scientists before the age of 35. With over 7,000 international members from industry and science, the SEG is the world's largest association for geoscientists who deal with deposits of mineral raw materials. The award goes back to the geologist Waldemar Lindgren, who began his scientific career at the end of the 19th century with a degree at the TU Bergakademie in Freiberg.