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Joandeuml;l Brugger obtained his PhD at the University of Basel, Switzerland in 1996, for his work on the geochemistry and mineralogy of metamorphosed syn-genetic exhalative Mn deposits. In 2002 he joined the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide, and established the Minerals, Microbes and Solutions research group, dedicated to using state-of-the-art experimental techniques to study the transport and deposition of metals and mineral-microbe-fluid interaction in geological environments. In January 2014, Joandeuml;l is taking up a new chair in Synchrotron Geosciences at Monash University.

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Projects 2001 2021

Research Output 1998 2017

Arsenic in hydrothermal apatite: oxidation state, mechanism of uptake, and comparison between experiments and nature

Liu, W., Mei, Y., Etschmann, B., Brugger, J., Pearce, M., Ryan, C. G., Borg, S., Wykes, J., Kappen, P., Paterson, D., Boesenberg, U., Garrevoet, J., Moorhead, G. & Falkenberg, G. 1 Jan 2017 In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 196, p. 144-159 16 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hydrothermal evolution and ore genesis of the Beiya giant Au polymetallic deposit, western Yunnan, China: Evidence from fluid inclusions and H-O-S-Pb isotopes

He, W., Yang, L., Brugger, J., McCuaig, T. C., Lu, Y., Bao, X., Gao, X., Lu, Y. & Xing, Y. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Ore Geology Reviews.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Applying the Midas touch: differing toxicity of mobile gold and platinum complexes drives biomineralization in the bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans

Etschmann, B., Brugger, J., Fairbrother, L., Grosse, C., Nies, D. H., Martinez-Criado, G. & Reith, F. 2 Nov 2016 In : Chemical Geology. 438, p. 103-111 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

A review of the coordination chemistry of hydrothermal systems, or do coordination changes make ore deposits?

Brugger, J., Liu, W., Etschmann, B., Mei, Y., Sherman, D. M. & Testemale, D. 30 Dec 2016 In : Chemical Geology. 447, p. 219-253 35 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview Article

Biological role in the transformation of platinum-group mineral grains

Reith, F., Zammit, C. M., Shar, S. S., Etschmann, B., Bottrill, R., Southam, G., Ta, C., Kilburn, M., Oberthür, T., Ball, A. S. & Brugger, J. 1 Apr 2016 In : Nature Geoscience. 9, 4, p. 294-298 5 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle