Anna Bidgood is a geoscientist who studies sustainably-sourced technology metals that are critical for low-carbon technologies that help decarbonize society. In 2020, she received her Ph.D. in geology from the University of Oxford and subsequently joined the SFI Research Centre in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) at the University College Dublin. At iCRAG, she works at the interface between academia and industry to ensure environmentally friendly and sustainable metal extraction. Bidgood's current research focuses on sediment-hosted deposits in Central Africa and Greenland.
At EPL, she will spend 12 months conducting experimental research to determine how technology metals, such as cobalt and nickel, are mobilized and concentrated. Her work has the potential to aid in predicting where these metals might be found in nature and how concentrated deposits form.