Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science

Dr. Natalie Pietrzak-Renaud

Economic Geology

Natalie Pietrzak-Renaud

Research Adjunct Professor

Ph.D. Western University, 2011
Office: WSC G7
Phone: (519) 473-3766
Fax: (519) 473-3767

Research Interests

Field based studies; effects of mineralogy and mineral chemistry in geometallurgical applications such as mineral processing, resource modelling and exploration targeting; resource modelling investigating recursive partitioning parameters; paragenetic sequencing and evolution of ore deposit processes; ore deposit metallogenic modelling particularly REE- and other magmatic deposits; origin, processes and evolution of economic iron formations.

Industry Experience

Director and Operations Manager,
Renaud Geological Consulting Ltd., (Analytical Laboratory)
London, Ontario

Fieldwork, microprobe analysis; petrographic studies; geometallurgical applications of mineralogy to extractive metallurgical processing; geochemical and mineralogical interpretations for drill program vectoring; indicator mineral research (base and precious metals), geological and resource modelling of ore deposits; writing qualifying reports.

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

Earth Sciences 1070A/B: Introduction to Geology and Resources of Earth
Earth Sciences 1086A/B: Origins of the Solar System
Earth Sciences 3314A/B: Sedimentary Petrology


Dr. Pietrzak-Renaud is open to working with M.Sc. and Accelerated Masters students seeking mining industry-based topics as a co-adviser.  Interested students should contact Dr. Pietrzak-Renaud for more information and potential projects.