School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Prof. Emmanuel John Muico Carranza


Prof John Carranza is BSc in geology (Philippines), MSc (with distinction) in mineral exploration (Netherlands), and PhD in GIS-based mineral potential mapping (Netherlands). His professional mission is to develop and disseminate expertise/knowledge in predicting mineral resources and geological hazards through understanding of relevant earth systems and application of GIS and earth observation. He has written and published a book on “Geochemical Anomaly and Mineral Prospectivity Mapping in GIS”.

Research interests

  • Spatial mathematics/statistics for predictive modelling of mineral resources and geological hazards, 
  • Geochemistry for mineral exploration, ore genesis and geo-environmental studies, and 
  • Remote sensing for geological/mineral exploration.


Research profiles