Guatame Garcia, L.A.


Adriana Guatame-Garcia is a post-doctoral researcher in resource engineering at the Delft University of Technology. Her research interests include sensor-based characterisation of minerals, infrared spectroscopy (lab, field and remote sensing) and chemometrics. She conducted her doctoral research on the infrared determination of ore parameters for the processing of industrial minerals. Her main interest is on the development of sensor-based methods for mineral characterisation for on-site and (near) real-time applications that assist mining optimisation and resource efficiency.  She also works on the characterisation of mine wastes and the assessment of their potential for the sustainable recovery of residual and secondary ore.


  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Geological remote sensing
  • Chemometrics
  • Applied mineralogy


  • 2013-2019: PhD. Resource Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 2011-2013: MSc. Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Applied Earth Sciences with specialization in Earth Resources Exploration, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2004-2009: BSc. Geology, National University, Colombia

Participation in research projects

Current research projects

  • INCO-Piles: International consortium to recover CRMs from stockpiles/tailings targeting RIS

Past research projects

  • MONICALC: Integrated system for Monitoring and Control of Product quality and flexible energy delivery in Calcination. A novel online analyser for kaolin characterisation, monitoring and control algorithms for calciner across the whole production value chain based on ore mineralogy, and an integrated mine big data bank.
  • STOICISM: Sustainable Technologies for Calcined Industrial Minerals in Europe. An FP7 research & innovation project 

Adriana Guatame-Garcia

Post-doctoral Researcher

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