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Weronika Gorczyk

Research Fellow

School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting

Contact details

Robert Street Building, Rm 213
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)
School of Earth Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M006)
35 Stirling Highway

+618 6488 2675


Personal Profile

Research Output / Publications


I have obtained my PhD degree at Geological Institute of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich) in April 2008.

From February 2008 – September 2010 I was employed as Numerical Modeller/Geologist at the Exploration and Mining division of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO). During this appointment I had an opportunity to expand my numerical skills by using new geo-modelling software; moreover I was involved in field–based projects, which led to a better link between field observations and geo-modelling. Employment at CSIRO also gave me the opportunity to interact with industry partners and understand how to deliver application-focused outcomes. Although this period was valuable research training, the majority of my work was confidential; therefore I was unable to publish my results in the open literature.

In June 2011 I became a full time APDI Research Fellow with Linkage Grant LP100200785, Multi-scale dynamics of ore body formation at the Centre for Exploration Targeting at the University of Western Australia, UWA. This position allowed me to utilize my skills to tackle unresolved problems of Australian and global geodynamics. I worked in collaboration not only with in-house specialists (at UWA), but also with Geological Surveys of Western and Southern Australia, Macquarie University, and international experts . This position offered to me enhanced opportunities to conduct research and to build a track record of academic publications.  I completed my IPDA position in June 2015. Until November 2018 I was a Research Fellow within ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems . Within this appointment I had an opportunity develop new research in terms of lithosphere-crust interactions, with focus on deep carbon cycle. 


Roles and responsibilities

Since beginning of the 2019, I am leading a MRIWA funded project “Geodynamics through time: Geodynamic, lithospheric and crustal-scale controls on multi-stage basin evolution and orogenesis and links to mineralizing processes”, which is a precursor to the proposed Linkage Project. Holding this role will allow me to grow as an academic and a project leader in terms of integration multidisciplinary efforts to understand the evolution of Paterson basin in Western Australia.