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Ochir Gerel is Professor, Director of the Geoscience Center at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Consulting Geologist.

Professor Gerel obtained a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Geology from Charles University (Prague) and PhD from the Institute of Earth Crust and ScD from the Institute of Geochemistry of the Siberian Branch, the Russian Academy of Science.

Scopus ID: 15622763900

Professor O. Gerel established and developed Geoscience Education in Mongolia and later took part in the reform of Geoscience education during her 30 years as head of the Department of Geology and Mineralogy at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology.

O. Gerel created petrological and geochemical research in Mongolia. She established Geoscience Research Center and supervised dozens of bachelor's, 12 PhD and 30 Master's students and researchers in the field of petrology, geochemistry, and economic geology.

Her scientific interests include petrology, geochemistry, and mineral deposits, in particular, porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum, rare metal, and rare earth. 

She established academic contacts with universities in Japan, Russia, England, Austria, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, the United States, Canada, and China, managing 14 international projects, organizing international conferences, seminars, and fieldwork. She consulted Canadian, Australian, and USA mining companies and submitted technical reports.

She is part of the Editorial Board of 5 international professional journals and a peer reviewer of articles.

Dr. Ochir Gerel has been the Vice President of the International Union of Geological Sciences (2008-2012), International Geoscience Program Scientific Board member (2004-2012), and Head and Executive Committee member of many international (IAGOD, COGE, IAGETH) and Mongolian (Geological Society of Mongolia, Commission on Stratigraphy, Editorial Board of state geological map) professional societies, member and Charmian of Scientific councils at Mongolian University of Science and Technology. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Mineral Resources, the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (since 2016), a member of the International Academy of Higher Education, and the Russian Academy of Natural Science (since 2000).

She is an Honored Scientist of Mongolia and a State Prize winner and has Mongolian and Check Republic awards.

Prof. O. Gerel is the author of more than 300 scientific publications, including the book “Mineral Resource of Mongolia” published in 2021, 22 scientific reports, and 6 books and textbooks. She also published papers and books related to Environmental Geology, Geoscience Education, and gender study in Mining.

The main publications:

  • Gerel O., Majigsuren Y., Munkhtsengel B. Rare earth mineral deposits. Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences, 2021, 19, 185–210.;
  • Gerel O., Pirajno F., Batkhishig B., Dostal J. Preface. Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences, 2021, 19, v-vi;
  • Gerel O. Geology and metallogeny of Mongolia. Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences, 2021, 19, 1–21.;
  • Altanzul B., Gerel O. Platinum group elements mineralization. Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences, 2021, 19, 281–315.;
  • Gerel O. Rare metals: tin, tungsten, molybdenum, lithium, tantalum, and niobium deposits. Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences, 2021, 19, 129–184.;
  • Gerel O., Batkhishig B., Munkhtsengel B., Altanzul B., Altankhuyag D. Copper deposits. Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences, 2021, 19, 25–73.;
  • Dostal J., Svojtka M., Gerel O., Corney R. Early Jurassic rare metal granitic pluton of the central Asian orogenic belt in north-central Mongolia: tungsten mineralization, geochronology, petrogenesis and tectonic implications. Frontiers in Earth Science, 2020, 8, 242.;
  • Gornova M.A., Enkhbat D., Karimov A.A., Belyaev V.A., Gerel O., Javkhlan O. Petrography and mineralogy of retrograde metaperidotites from Alag Khadny accretionary wedge (SW Mongolia): Fluid modification in suprasubduction zone. Geodynamics and Tectonophysics, 2017, 8 (3), 465–469.;
  • Khurelbaatar G., Sullivan C.M., van Afferden M., Rahman K.Z., Fühner C., Gerel O., Londong J., Müller R.A. Application of primary treated wastewater to short rotation coppice of willow and poplar in Mongolia: Influence of plants on treatment performance. Ecological Engineering, 2017, 98, 82–90.;
  • Antipin V., Gerel O., Perepelov A., Odgerel D., Zolboo T. Late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic rare-metal granites in central Mongolia and Baikal region: review of geochemistry, possible magma sources and related mineralization. Journal of Geosciences (Czech Republic), 2016, 61 (1), 105–125.;
  • Schulmann K., Gerel O., Xiao W.J. Foreword to the special volume ‘magmatic evolution of Mongolian part of the central Asian orogenic belt and its geodynamic significance’. Journal of Geosciences (Czech Republic), 2016, 61 (1), 1–4.;
  • Dostal J., Kontak D.J., Gerel O., Gregory Shellnutt J., Fayek M. Cretaceous ongonites (topaz-bearing albite-rich microleucogranites) from Ongon Khairkhan, Central Mongolia: Products of extreme magmatic fractionation and pervasive metasomatic fluid: Rock interaction. Lithos, 2015, 236–237, 173–189.;
  • Dostal J., Owen J.V., Shellnutt J.G., Keppie J.D., Gerel O., Corney R. Petrogenesis of the Triassic Bayan-Ulan alkaline granitic pluton in the North Gobi rift of central Mongolia: Implications for the evolution of Early Mesozoic granitoid magmatism in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2015, 109, 50–62.;
  • Gerel O., Munkhtsengel B. Ophiolites in Mongolia: Overview. Acta Geologica Sinica, 2015, 89, p. 72.;
  • Grit R., Jörg L., Steffen D., Gerel O. Integrated urban water management: development of an adapted management approach: Case study area: Darkhan, Kharaa catchment, Mongolia. Environmental Earth Sciences, 2015, 73 (2), 709–718.;
  • Dostal J., Owen J.V., Gerel O., Keppie J. D., Corney R., Shellnutt J. G., Macrae A. The 186 Ma dashibalbar alkaline granitoid pluton in the North-Gobi rift of central Mongolia: Evidence for melting of Neoproterozoic basement above a plume. American Journal of Science, 2014, 314 (2), 613–648.;
  • Schmieder M., Seyfried H., Gerel O. The circular uneged uul structure (east Gobi basin, Mongolia) - geomorphic and structural evidence for meteorite impact into an unconsolidated coarse-clastic target? Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2013, 64, 58–76.;
  • Linhoff B.S., Bennett P.C., Puntsag T., Gerel O. Geochemical evolution of uraniferous soda lakes in Eastern Mongolia. Environmental Earth Sciences, 2011, 62 (1), 171–183.;
  • Badarch G., Dejidmaa G., Gerel O., Obolenskiy A.A., Prokopiev A.V., Timofeev V.F., Nokleberg W.J. Devonian through early carboniferous (Mississippian) metallogenesis and tectonics of Northeast Asia. US Geological Survey Professional Paper, 2010, (1765);
  • Obolenskiy A.A., Rodionov S.M., Ariunbileg S., Dejidmaa G., Distanov E. G., Dorjgotov D., Gerel O. et al. Mineral-deposit models for northeast Asia. US Geological Survey Professional Paper, 2010, (1765);
  • Bischoff A., Gerel O., Buchwald V.F., Spettel B. et al. Meteorites from Mongolia. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 1996, 31 (1), 152–157.
Conference papers:
  • Gerel O., Munkhtsengel B., Batkhishig B., Chimedtseren A., Nomuulin A. Subduction zones geodynamics and geochemistry of porphyry systems in Mongolia. In: GeoBaikal 2020, 2020.
  • Gerel O., Batkhishig B., Munkhtsengel B., Chimedtseren A. Porphyry type deposits associated with adakite magmas: Case study of porphyry Cu-Au and Cu-Mo deposits in Mongolia. In: 8th International Forum on Strategic Technology 2013, IFOST 2013 Proceedings, 2013, 1, 6617000, 537–541.;
  • Gerel O. Mesozoic A-type granites in Mongolia: Geochemistry and origin. In: Geological Engineering and Mining Exploration in Central Asia - Proceeding Source: The XVIII Kerulien International Conference on Geology, KICG 2013, 2013, 84–90.
  • Gerel O., Amarjargal S., Chuluunhuyag S. Research for improving the biological treatment of darkhan treatment construction. In: Proceedings of IFOST-2008 3rd International Forum on Strategic Technologies, 2008, 4602969, 668–671.;
  • Munkhtsengel B., Gerel O., Tsuchiya N., Ohara M. Petrochemistry of igneous rocks in area of the erdenetiin ovoo porphyry Cu-Mo mineralized district, Northern Mongolia. In: AIP Conference Proceedings, 2007, 898, 63–65.;
  • Munkhtsengel B., Ohara M., Gerel O., Dandar S., Tsuchiya N. Preliminary study of formation mechanism of the erdenetiin ovoo porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit and environmental effects of Erdenet mine, Northern Mongolia. In: AIP Conference Proceedings, 2006, 833, 204–207.