Joining Laurentian University in January 2018 as assistant professor of Precambrian Geology, my multidisciplinary research involves structural geology, mineralogy, lithogeochemistry, applied geophysics, and three-dimensional modeling to understand tectonic processes associated with Precambrian ore deposits. Field geology is a key component of my research and I am currently participating to large collaborative projects in Canada and West-Africa. Starting in Winter 2018, I am teaching the course GEOL 4016 titled Precambrian Geology.
B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD (Toulouse, France)
I am a field structural geologist who extensively uses mineralogical, lithogeochemical, and geophysical tools. Building two/three-dimensions, multi-scales, multi-parameters, GIS and models of Precambrian regions is common in my research. These models help in visualizing interactions between structures and mineralized/altered domains, and support further geological integration and prospectivity analyses. The main objective of my research is to characterize the favorable settings to develop Precambrian ore deposits, from the crustal to the outcrop scales, and from the Archean to the Proterozoic eons. I obtained my PhD in 2012 from the University of Toulouse (France) working on the structural evolution of one of the world most productive greenstone belt: the Ashanti Belt in Ghana, West-Africa. I subsequently held a post-doctoral research associate position at Western University for five years, working on the world-class Canadian Malartic gold deposit footprint. I’m currently involved in the NSERC-CMIC Exploration Footprints (www.cmic-footprints.ca), the AMIRA West African Exploration Initiative (www.tectonique.net/waxi3), and the Metal Earth projects.