Speaker:  Dr Juliana Segura-Salazar, Research Fellow, Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre, UQ

Abstract: Sustainability has widely been debated in the mining sector, sadly known for a legacy of poor practices throughout the mining project life cycle that has resulted in incommensurable impacts on the environment and communities. On the other hand, mining is increasingly relevant to supporting energy transition towards decarbonisation and local development. This seminar will discuss and illustrate through case studies, the importance of adopting innovation and systemic thinking when it comes to accounting for sustainability in the mining sector, based on Life Cycle Assessment approaches.

Bio:  Dr Juliana Segura-Salazar is a Chemical Engineer from Universidad del Valle (Colombia) and holds both Master of Science and PhD degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Juliana worked as a Research Assistant at Imperial College’s Advanced Mineral Processing Research Group, on the Horizon 2020 IMPaCT project. She holds an honorary position with Imperial and is a Steering Committee Member of the “Imperial Life Cycle Network”. Juliana has worked as a third-party critical reviewer of Life Cycle Assessment studies in the extractive sector and recently joined the SMI's Development Minerals Program, and JKMRC, as Research Fellow.

About JKMRC Friday Seminars 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Series of the JKMRC Friday Seminars.  The list of presentations will aim to cover a range of topics related to the minerals sector from decision making in exploration, new mineral processing technologies, social licence to operate and mine closure.

The JKMRC Friday Seminars will be presented both in person, at the Indooroopilly Mine Site Lecture Theatre, and also as webinar.  Registration for the webinar is required and can be made via the registration link in each seminar overview.

A large number of past webinars can be accessed on the SMI website: https://smi.uq.edu.au/webinars

Previous seminars have been uploaded to YouTube via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/smiuq

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