Adrian Finch, Anouk Borst, Will Hutchison, Nicky Horsburgh, Krzystof Sokol
Adrian Finch Research Group. School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Moving away from fossil fuels to more renewable energy sources will require step changes in the availability of certain rare e-tech metals such as Nb, Ta and Rare Earths. Our team is involved in defining the pointers that are needed to find the metal resources of the 21st Century and developing ways to work out the three dimensional shapes of ore bodies. We are working on making sure that the green energy revolution does not stall because of a lack of critical metals needed for turbines, Electric Vehicles and other green technologies.
Photographer: Joshua Hughes