Director of CODES / Professor, University of Tasmania
Professor David Cooke is the Director of CODES, the Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences at the University of Tasmania. In collaboration with his students, postdoctoral research fellows and research colleagues, David has been researching hydrothermal and magmatic processes that lead to porphyry copper and epithermal gold ore formation since the mid-1980s.
David’s team have also been studying mineralogical and geochemical halos to porphyry and epithermal deposits for almost two decades, developing new geochemical exploration tools for the minerals industry, which was recognized with the inaugural AMIRA International Award for Geoscience Research Excellence in 2012.
David received the Society of Economic Geologists’ Thayer Lindsley lecturer award in 2005, the SEG Silver Medal in 2013, the Australian Academy of Science’s Haddon Forrester King Medal in 2018, the Association of Applied Geochemists’ Cameron-Hall Copper Medal in 2020 and was the SEG Distinguished Lecturer in 2021. He has been an Associate Editor of Economic Geology since 2001.