Professor Khin Zaw

Prof Khin Zaw is Professor of Economic Geology at the CODES ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits at the University of Tasmania in Australia. He received his B.Sc. in Geology from Yangon University, Myanmar, in 1968, an FGA Diploma (Fellowships of Gemmological Association of Great Britain) in 1969, his MSc (Economic Geology) from Queen's University, Canada, in 1976 and PhD from the University of Tasmania in 1990. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Fellow of Society of Economic Geologists.
Professor Khin Zaw has over 35 years of experience working on genetic aspects of mineral deposits in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China and many parts of SE Asia (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar and Malaysia), and has published a high number of papers relating to ore genesis and mineral exploration in the Australasian region. He works closely with his counterparts from the SE Asia region. He is currently leading an industry-CODES-funded project on the Ore Deposits of SE Asia.
Professor Zaw's research interests include: geochemical, isotopic and fluid inclusion studies to investigate vein-type, skarn and VHMS deposits; GIS, geological and metallogenic relation of mineral deposits in SE Asia/South China: their potential and prospectivity; fluid/melt characteristics, geochronology and trace element chemistry of gem deposits in SE Asia, Tasmania and eastern Australia; tectonics and Metallogeny of SE Asia; and deposit characterisation and origin of a variety of Cu-Au and Pb-Zn-Ag ore deposit styles in SE Asia (porphyry, epithermal, skarn and sedimentary-rock-hosted ore deposits).
Professor Zaw is past president of the Solid Earth Section of Asia Oceania Geological Society (AOGS) (2010-2014), a prestigious Geoscience Society with the greatest number of members of any geoscience organisation in the Asia-Pacific region. He is also a member of: the International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits (IAGOD); the Mineral Industry Consultants Association (MICA); and member and councillor of the Association of Geoscientists for International Development. He is Associate Editor of Ore Geology Reviews journal and editorial board member of Geoscience Letters, an official Journal of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS). In 2017, he has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. Professor Zaw has organised and convened various conference sessions on the tectonics and metallogeny of the SE Asian region and has been invited to give several keynote addresses at international conferences. He has offered numerous short course, seminars and workshop on tectonic development, ore deposit types and styles and exploration potentials of SE Asia region.