Where can an SMI RHD take you?

Where can an SMI RHD take you?


CWiMI started enrolling research higher degree students in 2009 with our first students celebrating conferrals of their doctorates in 2013.

Kunz, Nadja (2013). Sustainable water management by coupling human and engineered systems PhD Thesis, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland

Liu, Wenying (2013). A Quantitative Risk-Based Approach for Improving Water Quality Management in the Minerals Industry: Flotation as an Example PhD Thesis, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland.

Thi Mai Thanh, Nguyen (2014). Synergy and Trade-off Potentials between Water and Energy Targets in Mine Water Management: an Exergy-Energy Approach PhD Thesis, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland.

Sonter, Laura (2014). Drivers, impacts and feedbacks of land-use change in highly-valued human-dominated landscapes. PhD Thesis, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland.

“I had wonderful 8 years studying and working in JK, which is also the most important chapter of my life. Not only I finished my doctorate study which still looks quite incredible achievement even today, but I also gained invaluable working experience and attitude towards professionalism, as well as the great experience of social life and events participation. Even I'm one of very few graduates who are not working in mineral or related industry, my career foundation was solidly built in JK. I'm deeply proud of being a JK alumni."
“The research projects carried out by postgraduate students at the JK provide an excellent opportunity to create professional and social relationships with numerous industry leading professionals. The multi-cultural diversity of the Centre ensures an exciting and fulfilling social experience as well as access to some of the leading researchers in the world. I am truly proud to be a JK alumni and my experience gained at the Centre proved to be an excellent foundation for an exciting career in the minerals processing industry, where I often encounter fellow alumni within various organisations across the industry."
“I did my PhD part-time whilst working in the industry and the support of supervisors and colleagues throughout my time at the JK was exceptional. A PhD presents academic challenge, but the JK provides much more - a learning environment that includes fundamental and practical application and a wealth of opportunities to interact with experts in minerals processing. It was a privilege to have studied at the JK.”
“I can’t think of a better way to undertake relevant, applied research and gain valuable industrial experience at the same time. The JKMRC formula provided exactly that for me and stood me in good stead in a career that spanned both technical development and production management.”
“Being a student at the JK provided a supportive and stimulating environment for research towards a post graduate degree. Knowledgeable supervisors with an industry focus together with supportive student culture provided a sound platform for an exciting and rewarding career in the mineral industry.”
“The JK Centre is truly a training ground for developing world-class mineral processing professionals rooted in fundamentals yet cognizant of the realities of how the industry works. The opportunities provided by the JK Centre have enriched my life with a fulfilling career and has allowed me to make key technical contributions and build wonderful friendships within the mining community worldwide.”
"I am very proud and honoured to have studied at the JKMRC. Much more than an academic achievement, the PhD at the JK helped me to develop the professional and personal skills for a successful career in the Mining Industry. This wouldn’t be possible without the knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and never ending support from my supervisor and colleagues at the Centre. It has also been a great pleasure to actively participate in the social life of the JK, where students and staff always provided a friendly and culturally rich environment to learn and work."
Elizabeth is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation (CMLR). She completed her PhD through the Centre in 2011 and has since worked on a number of projects addressing environmental challenges facing the mining industry.
After completing an undergraduate degree at The University of Queensland, Aaron studied his MPhil (Mining) at the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC), finishing in 2008. He has been able to apply his knowledge to his current role in a company specialising in construction of coal handling plants.
Margie was the Director of the W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre (BRC), one of the Centres that make up the Sustainable Minerals Institute. As Director, she oversees the three research programs at BRC: deep earth mining, mine process optimisation, and orebody-driven decision science. These research programs are focused on reducing geological and mining risk and optimising mine practice. Read more
Marcelo is a Mining Engineer who specialises in resource development, resource estimation and strategic mine planning. He completed his PhD through the W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre (BRC) in 2002.
João is a Researcher and Associate Professor of Mining Engineering at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. He completed his PhD at the W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre (BRC) in 1997.
Ian Brunton is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer at Itasca Australia Pty. He completed his PhD at the W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre (BRC) in 2009.
Hector is the Global technical Solutions Manage, Latin America at Davey Bickford. He completed his PhD at the W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre (BRC) in September 2013.
Alex Catalan is an Expert Geotechnical Engineer at Antofagasta Minerals- AMSA. He completed his PhD at the W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre (BRC) in February 2015.
Adebayo is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Ivey Business School at Western University in Canada. He completed his PhD at the W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre (BRC) in January 2014
Michael is a technical specialist at CRC ORE. He completed his PhD at the W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre (BRC) in January 2013