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Research Scientist (Process Modelling)
CSIRO Process Science & Engineering
Tel: +61-3-9545 8931 (W) 0434141506 (Mobile)
Fax: +61-3-9562 8919
Personal homepage: http://members.optusnet.com.au/nhaque
Comminution Team Leader
VALE – Department of Mineral Project Development
Tel: +55 (31) 3691 4448
Mobile: +55 (31) 9944 7354
Vladmir has 15 years experience in mineral processing and has been working for Vale since 2002. He leads the team responsible for the development of new technology, designing of new circuits for green field projects, and circuits optimization in Comminution Area.He has also expertise in cement and coal plants and consulting. He graduated in Mining Engineering from UFMG (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais),got a Master’s Degree from the same institution and received his PhD from USP (Universidade de São Paulo) for work developing a mathematical model to simulate HPGR (high pressure grind roll). Vladmir is also the author of approximately 30 papers in mineral processing.
Director, Sustainable Minerals Institute
The University of Queensland
Tel: +61 7 33464037
Mobile: +61 401 991 765
Professor Chris Moran is the Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland.
Chris started with a degree in agriculture and a PhD in soil science and digital image processing from the University of Sydney. He worked as a natural resource scientist doing spatial science in the CSIRO for 16 years. He has been involved in minerals industry water and sustainability research since 2004. He has published around 80 articles in scientific journals, technical reports and a significant number of commercial and government information papers and popular media reports.
His vision for the Sustainable Minerals Institute is to integrate its existing disciplinary excellence. He wishes to demonstrate how the Next Mines we have can be a step-change better than the ones of today with or without radical technological breakthroughs. The Institute is also developing a comprehensive plan for a mining “Workforce of the Future”.
Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC).
Tel: + 61 407 587252
Tim Napier-Munn is a metallurgist with 40 years’ experience. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mineral Technology, a PhD from Imperial College, London, and a Master’s degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He worked for De Beers in South Africa for 11 years, in the final 4 years as Manager of the Diamond Research Laboratory Mines Division, and lectured for 3 years at Imperial College. He joined the JKMRC at the University of Queensland in 1985, where he ran a number of large industry-based research projects, becoming Research Director in 1993, JKMRC Director in 1997 and inaugural Managing Director of the JKMRC commercial company JKTech Pty Ltd in 2001, retiring from these two roles in 2004. Since then he has worked with the JKMRC, consulted to industry and given professional development courses. Tim’s technical specialities include the dense medium separation process, mathematical modelling of mineral processes, and the application of statistical methods to mineral processing. He has recently given his 100th course on Statistics for Metallurgists, and is currently writing a book on the subject. He has over 100 publications including contributions to three books. He was editor of, and contributor to, the JKMRC’s book ‘Mineral comminution circuits – their operation and optimisation’.
Project Leader, Minerals Down Under (MDU) National Research Flagship, “Life Cycle Assessment of Technologies” .
CSIRO Process Science and EngineeringBox 312 Clayton South VIC 3169
Tel: +61 3 9545 8574
Fax: +61 3 9562 8919
Terry is a Senior Project Engineer with CSIRO Prcess Science and Engineering and has over 25 years experience in process modelling, simulation and analysis in the minerals industry. Terry’s current role involves carrying out process evaluations including the technical, economic and environmental evaluations of both new and existing processes in the areas of mineral and chemical processing and metal production, with a strong focus on the sustainability of these processes.
Director: Centre for Minerals Research
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Cape Town
Tel: +27(0)21-650 5515
Mobile: +27(0)82 499 0026
Fax: +27(0)86 729 8614
Principal Process Engineer
Minerals and Metals – Melbourne
Worley ParsonsLevel 12, 333 Collins Street Melbourne, VIC
Telephone: +61 3 8676 3882
Zeljka Pokrajcic is a qualified metallurgical engineer with approximately 12 years experience in the minerals industry.
Zeljka holds a PhD in energy efficient comminution plant design and was recently awarded the 2010 Vittorio de Nora Prize for Environmental Improvements in Metallurgical Industries for her research and the 2010 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Thesis for her thesis entitled: A” Methodology for the Design of Energy Efficient Comminution Circuits”.
Zeljka has operational experience in base metals, copper and gold concentrators having been involved in the operation and optimisation of these plants in Australia, Canada and China.
Chair in Sustainable Comminution
JKMRC, Sustainable Minerals Institute
University of Queensland
Telephone: +61 7 3365 5893
Trained in Physics then moved into mineral processing at Mintek (South Africa). Studied grinding media motion and liner wear for a PhD. After 10 yrs, took a travel break of a few years and then in 1997 formed the comminution group in the Centre for Mineral Research at the University of Cape Town. Built a group in Research and consulting, with extensive process modelling and simulation.
In January 2007 joined the JK Research Centre of the University of Queensland to take up the Chair in Sustainable Comminution, funded by industry and the CSRP. He leads the comminution research at the centre. Malcolm collaborates extensively, with close compatriots on 5 continents providing a comprehensive worldwide research team.
Malcolm specialises in liner design, charge motion and DEM modelling, SAG mill modelling and control, classification and novel circuit design. He has developed a strong link of applying research knowledge to extensive site work and consulting to industry. He aims to link fundamental research into applied outputs through the development of practical and robust process models.
Current particular overarching research areas are the unified comminution model (UCM); Flexible circuits – to utilise today’s equipment while enabling the uptake of tomorrows technology; and energy efficient lower impact minerals recovery.
Gerente de Tecnologia at Ecometales Limited
University of Queensland
Jan received his degree in metallurgical engineering at Delft Technological University, The Netherlands, in 1987. Having joined AngloAmerican in an R&D role, he was part of technology development initiatives in most commodities, and in technology areas covering minerals processing,hydrometallurgy, and various blue-sky initiatives. He was part of a technology development team to implement dry milling in the mining industry at Foskor,Phalaborwa, following which he rejoined AngloAmerican, to focus on comminution and flotation R&D. Having specialized in breakthrough technology research over the years, he was Head of Technology at AngloResearch, in which function he led various key R&D initiatives, including the areas of nickel laterite, gold and chalcopyrite processing.