School: School of Earth Sciences
Robert Loucks obtained a PhD in geochemistry/metallogeny at Harvard University in 1984 and joined the faculty of Purdue University in Indiana in 1984 where he did research on epithermal Au-Ag ore deposits and on the petrology of lower-crustal layered ultramafic-mafic cumulate complexes in arc terranes. He transferred to the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University in 1992 and remained there through 2003, doing research on topics related to arc magmatism and metallogeny. Since returning to his boyhood home in Colorado in 2004, he has continued research on arc magmatism and metallogeny in collaborations with multi-national mineral exploration companies. He joined the faculty of the Centre for Exploration Targeting in 2009.