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Koen Torremans

Postdoc Research Fellow Lvl Ii

School Of Earth Sciences
Science Centre - East
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: 0852845953
Email: koen.torremans@ucd.ie

Biography

I am a structural geologist with a particular interest in mineral deposits and numerical modelling. I'm currently a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow based at iCRAG, the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences in University College Dublin, Ireland. At iCRAG, I study mineral deposits in the Irish Carboniferous Basin on a regional and deposit scale, aimed at understanding the structural evolution of Lower Carboniferous faulting and its links to fluid flow and mineralisation.

I pursued my PhD at the Geodynamics and Geofluids research group, KU Leuven, Belgium. My PhD research was aimed at understanding fracture and seal vein forming processes in the middle crust. This involved numerical discrete element modeling of veins and a field analogue study in Zambia, with a focus on vein microstructures.

My main specialties are structural geology, ore mineralogy, mining geology, computational geology and numerical modelling. I have a keen interest in everything to do with science outreach and public perception of geoscience issues. I also have experience in higher education policy making on national and institutional level concerning topics as quality assurance and educational policy.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2013.
Title: Best student presentation award - Biennial SGA Meeting 2013
Year: 2012.
Title: Midland Valley Student Structure Prize
             

Education

Year 2016 Institution: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 2011 Institution: Catholic Univ of Leuven (KU)
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 2009 Institution: Catholic Univ of Leuven (KU)
Qualification: BSc Subject:
         

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Torremans, K.; Muchez, P.; Sintubin, M. (2014) 'Mechanisms of flexural flow folding of competent single-layers as evidenced by folded fibrous dolomite veins'. Journal of Structural Geology, 69 :75-90. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Torremans, K.; Gauquie, J.; Boyce, A.J.; Barrie, C.D.; Dewaele, S.; Sikazwe, O.; Muchez, Ph. (2013) 'Remobilisation features and structural control on ore grade distribution at the Konkola stratiform Cu-Co ore deposit, Zambia'. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 79 :10-23. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Van Wilderode, J.; Debruyne, D.; Torremans, K.; Elburg, M.A.; Vanhaecke, F.; Muchez, P. (2015) 'Metal sources for the Nkana and Konkola stratiform Cu-Co deposits (Zambian Copperbelt): Insights from Sr and Nd isotope ratios'. Ore Geology Reviews, 67 :127-138. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Kyne, R; Torremans, K; Doyle, R; Güven, J; Walsh, J (2017) Segmented Fault Arrays and Their Control on the Formation of Irish-Type Zn-Pb Deposits 14th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Quebec City, Canada, , 20-AUG-17 - 23-AUG-17 , pp.617-620 [Details]
Kyne R., Torremans K., Doyle R., Güven, J., Walsh, J (2017) The role of fault segmentation and relay ramp geometries on the formation of Irish-type deposits Joint Assembly TSG-VMSG-BGA University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, , 04-JAN-17 - 06-JAN-17 [Details]
Torremans, K; Kyne, R; Doyle, R; Güven, J; Walsh, J (2017) Fluid flow, feeders and fault zone structure ¿ controls on metal distributions in Irish-type deposits Joint Assembly TSG-VMSG-BGA University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, , 04-JAN-17 - 06-JAN-17 [Details]
Torremans, K; Kyne, R; Doyle, R; Güven, J; Walsh, J (2017) Controls on spatial metal distributions in Irish-type deposits Irish Geological Research Meeting 2017 Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, , 03-MAR-17 - 05-MAR-17 [Details]
Kyne, R; Torremans, K; Doyle, R; Güven, J; Walsh, J (2017) What controls the formation of Irish-type deposits? A segmented fault array story Irish Geological Research Meeting 2017 Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, , 03-MAR-17 - 05-MAR-17 [Details]
Doyle, R; Kyne, R; Torremans, K; Güven, J; Walsh, J (2017) The effect of inversion structures on the Irish Orefield from regional to mine scale Irish Geological Research Meeting 2017 Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, , 03-MAR-17 - 05-MAR-17 [Details]
Torremans, K; Kyne, R; Doyle, R; Güven, J; Walsh, J (2017) Structurally Controlled Fluid Flow Pathways in the Irish Zn-Pb ore field: Insights from Metal Distributions at the Lisheen and Silvermines Deposits 14th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Quebec City, Canada, , 20-AUG-17 - 23-AUG-17 , pp.641-644 [Details]
Doyle, R; Kyne, R; Torremans, K; Güven, J; Walsh, J (2017) A study of inversion within the Irish Orefield from regional to mine scale 14th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Quebec City, Canada, , 20-AUG-17 - 23-AUG-17 , pp.665-668 [Details]
Kyne, R; Torremans, K; Güven, J; Walsh, J (2016) 3D Model of the Silvermines and Lisheen Zn-Pb Deposits, Ireland 35th International Geological Congress Cape Town, South Africa, , 27-AUG-16 - 04-SEP-16 [Details]
Torremans, Koen; Muchez, Philippe; Sintubin, Manuel (2016) Controls on ore mineralisation at the Nkana stratiform Cu-Co deposit, Zambia Mineral Deposit Studies Group Dublin, Ireland, , 05-JAN-16 - 06-JAN-16 [Details]
Torremans, K; Kyne, R; Güven, J; Doyle, R; Walsh, J (2016) Characteristics of the Metal Distributions within the Lisheen and Silvermines Zn-Pb Deposits, Ireland Geoscience 2016: Geological Survey Ireland Dublin, Ireland, , 02-NOV-16 [Details]
Kyne, R; Torremans, K; Doyle, R; Güven, J; Walsh, J (2016) The Role of Fault Segmentation and Relay Ramp Geometries on the formation of Irish-Type Deposits Geoscience 2016: Geological Survey Ireland Dublin, Ireland, , 02-NOV-16 - 02-NOV-16 [Details]
Güven, J; Kyne, R; Torremans, K; Doyle, R; Walsh, J (2016) Characteristics of the Metal Distributions within the Lisheen and Silvermines Zn-Pb Deposits, Ireland Mineral Deposit Studies Group, Annual General Meeting University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, , 19-DEC-16 - 21-DEC-16 [Details]
Torremans, Koen; Muchez, Philippe; Sintubin, Manuel; (2015) The development of syn-orogenic high grade ore deposits in shales (Zambian Copperbelt): a crucial role for competent veinsThe development of syn-orogenic high grade ore deposits in shales (Zambian Copperbelt): a crucial role for competent veins . In: André-Mayer, Anne-Sylvie; Cathelineau, Michel; Muchez, Philippe; Pirard, Eric; Sindern, Sven eds. 13th Biennial SGA Meeting: Mineral Resources in a Sustainable World Nancy, France, , 24-AUG-15 - 27-AUG-15 , pp.2033-2036 [Details]
Torremans, Koen; Muchez, Philippe; Sintubin, Manuel (2015) Quantitative effects of transversely isotropic layering in Discrete Element Modelling Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics 2015 Aachen, Germany, , 07-SEP-15 - 11-SEP-15 , pp.88-90 [DOI] [Details]
Torremans, Koen; Muchez, Philippe; Sintubin, Manuel (2014) Influence of vein fabric on strain distribution and fold kinematics EGU General Assembly Vienna, Austria, , 28-APR-14 - 02-MAY-14 [Details]
Torremans, Koen; Muchez, Philippe; Sintubin, Manuel (2014) Numerical modelling of the formation of fibrous bedding-parallel veins EGU General Assembly Vienna, Austria, , 28-APR-14 - 02-MAY-14 [Details]
Torremans, Koen; Muchez, Philippe; Sintubin, Manuel (2013) Discrete element modelling of the formation of layer-parallel veins in mechanically anisotropic multilayer sequences Tectonics Studies Group, Annual General Meeting edition:36 Leeds, United Kingdom, , 03-JAN-13 - 05-JAN-13 [Details]
Torremans, Koen; Muchez, Philippe; Sintubin, Manuel (2013) Discrete element modelling experiments on the formation of layer-parallel veins in multilayer sequences Mineral Deposit Studies Group, 36th Annual Winter Meeting Leicester, United Kingdom, , 02-JAN-13 - 04-JAN-13 [Details]
Torremans, Koen; Muchez, Philippe; Sintubin, Manuel (2013) Vein microstructures and vein property distributions at the Nkana Cu-Co deposit, Zambia International Conference on Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics Leuven, Belgium, , 16-SEP-13 - 18-SEP-13 [Details]
Torremans, Koen; Muchez, Philippe.; Sintubin, Manuel (2013) Structural analysis and distribution of layer-parallel veins at the Nkana stratiform Cu-Co deposit, Zambia . In: Jonsson Erik et al eds. 12th Biennial SGA Meeting Uppsala, Sweden, , 12-AUG-13 - 15-AUG-13 , pp.695-698 [Details]
Torremans, Koen; Muchez, Philippe; Sintubin, Manuel (2012) Discrete Element Modeling of three-dimensional coupled stress state and fluid pressure evolution in low-grade metasedimentary rocks GeoMod International Conference Lausanne, Switzerland, , 15-JUL-12 - 20-JUL-12 [Details]
Torremans, Koen; Gauquie, Johanna; Muchez, Philippe; Dewaele, Stijn; Boyce, Adrian; Sikazwe, Osbert Ntinda; Sintubin, Manuel (2012) Structural control and ore distribution at the Konkola copper-cobalt deposit, Zambia Geofluids VII International Conference , 06-JUN-12 - 09-JUN-12 , pp.335-338 [Details]
Torremans, Koen; Muchez, Philippe; Sintubin, Manuel, Sikazwe, Osbert (2012) Structural control of the copper-cobalt grade distribution at the Konkola ore deposit, Zambia Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting Edinburgh, , 04-JAN-12 - 06-JAN-12 [Details]
                                                                                                                                       

Research

Research Interests

My research interests are structural geology, ore mineralogy, mining geology, computational geology and numerical modelling. I also have a keen interest in everything to do with science outreach and public perception of geoscience issues. More specifically my research specialties are:
  1. Structural control on ore deposits. Stratiform Cu-Co deposits and Zn-Pb mineralization in Ireland.
  2. Fundamental processes of faulting and folding of rocks and its relation to fluid flow processes
  3. Veining and fracture and seal processes in rocks
  4. Discrete Element Modelling of rock fractures

Research Projects

Sponsor : HORIZON 2020
Title : Numerical modelling of the structural controls on Irish Zn-Pb ore deposits (MODIO)
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-17 / 31-MAR-19