Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

Callum Walter

Masters of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.)

Office: Bruce 544
Thesis Topic : 3-D UAV Magnetometer for Improved Target Characterization in Mineral Exploration
Supervisor: Dr. Alexander Braun and Dr. Georgia Fotopoulos



Research Interests

Geophysical Survey Design & Optimization

Magnetometery and Magnetic Gradiometery

Geophysical Data Acquisition & Inversion Modeling

UAV Operations Applied to Geophysical Surveys

Mineral Exploration Technologies

Brief Biography

From 2010 – 2016 Callum worked on the Rideau Canal as a Student Assistant Lock Operator and Historical Interpreter for Parks Canada, north of Kingston, Ontario. Through working for Parks Canada and living in rural Ontario he gained a love and interest of the outdoors and activities including hiking, biking, canoeing, camping and orienteering. Callum obtained a B.Sc in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University (2012 – 2016) with a focus on applied geophysics. Upon graduating in the spring of 2016, he immediately began working on a M.A.Sc. under the supervision of Dr. Alexander Braun and Dr. Georgia Fotopoulos. Currently, Callum works alongside the industry research partner Sumac Geomatics Inc. based out of Thunder Bay, Ontario. His research focuses on designing and optimizing 3-D magnetic gradiometery surveys for UAV platforms to improve subsurface target characterization of magnetic ore deposits.


2016               OGS Scholarship

2015               CSEG Foundation Scholarship

2015               Class of ’04 Teaching Assistant Award

2015               Joan M. Lund Memorial Award

2013               William S. McMath Award in Applied Science

2012               D.D.C. McGeachy Distinguished Alumni Entrance Scholarship

2012               Thousand Islands Chapter PEO Scholarship

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