Barlow Medal for Best Geological Paper

Alexander Prikhodko obtained an MSc in mining engineering with a focus on geophysics in 1984 at the National Mining University in Ukraine, a PhD degree in geoscience in 1991 at Ural State Mining University, a BSc degree in software development in 1998 at Pacific National University. He completed an EMBA from Sandermoen School of Business at Fredericton University. His area of expertise is outlined by applied geophysics in mineral exploration. He has been working as a geophysicist and a field crew leader in state mapping expeditions, as a researcher in a geoscience institution, as a chief geophysicist in a mining company and a geophysical and managing director in airborne geophysical companies. For the last 15 years he is specializing in airborne geophysics with focus on electromagnetic methods and their application to exploration of diverse commodities in regions over the world.