Marta Codeço, Ph.D.

Manager, Lowell Program in Economic Geology
Marta Codeco Photo

Gould-Simpson Room 524

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Marta Codeço is the Manager of the Lowell Program in Economic Geology at the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources  (University of Arizona). Additionally, she is Director and Promotional Manager of the Ore Deposits Hub and a Guest Researcher at GFZ Potsdam.

She earned a BSc in Geology and Natural Resources and MSc in Economic Geology from the University of Lisbon, Portugal (2012, 2015) and a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the University of Potsdam, Germany (2019). During her postdoctoral appointment at GFZ Potsdam, she taught Mineralogy and Resources at the University of Potsdam and advised undergrad and grad students.

Her research experience and interests center on the geochemistry of mineralizing systems, igneous and metamorphic petrology, mineral exploration, and links between magmatism and metallogeny. From the macro- to the micro-scale, Marta uses a combination of field relationships (including geological mapping and core logging), petrographic, high-resolution imaging and in-situ analytical techniques, whole rock lithogeochemistry, and numerical modeling of ore systems.

Previous Professional Appointments

2019 - 2022: Teaching assistant and External Lecturer – University of Potsdam (Germany) – Mineralogy and Resources (Mineralogie und Rohstoffe)

2021-2023: Postdoctoral researcher at Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (Germany)

2019-2021: Postdoctoral researcher at Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (Germany)

2015-2019: Doctoral candidate at Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (Germany)

2013-2015: Research assistant and Exploration Geologist at the University of Lisbon (Portugal)

Outreach, Volunteering, and Community Service

2022-2023: Member of the”Raw Materials Research” working group from the German Association of Mineralogy [AK Rohstoffforschung, r Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft e.V. (DMG)] 

2021- present: Director and Promotion Manager – Ore Deposits Hub

2021- : Member of the Gender Equality and of the Young Scientists Panel (DOME SPP)


2023 - 2026: Geochemical fingerprinting of volcanogenic massive sulfide systems using accessory minerals

2021 - 2023: Melts-Fluids-Models: keys to understanding ore-forming processes at the world-class Neves Corvo massive sulphide deposit, Iberian Pyrite Belt


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