Speakers: Dr Micah Nehring & Professor Peter Knights

Abstract: A Systems Engineering approach (Quality Functional Deployment) offers a clear ‘line of sight’ for the incorporation of ESG risks and opportunities into the early stage mine planning process.

Bio: Dr Micah Nehring is a lecturer within the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering at UQ. He leads the Mine Production Optimisation and Scheduling group which is heavily focused on delivering high quality research outcomes such as mine planning considering pre-concentration systems and planning and installation of In-Pit-Crusher-Conveyor systems. Micah has successfully supervised or co-supervised 4 PhD and 1 MPhil students to completion. Micah’s research outputs have been published in numerous high-ranking journals. He has participated in research collaboration with European universities in Sweden, Germany and Kazakhstan. Micah has also developed an industry network that works with him in the implementation of some of his groups’ research outcomes.

Professor Peter Knights is currently the Discipline Leader for Mining within the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering at UQ. He has over 30 years’ experience in applied mining research. He has conducted numerous research projects with mining companies in Australia, Canada, and Chile. He has supervised or co-supervised 15 PhD and 12 MPhil students to completion. He has a deep understanding of mine planning processes, having co-authored several papers related to mine scheduling and having taught surface and underground mine planning courses to mining engineers in Chile. He has extensive experience in leading large collaborative university initiatives, having been Smart Mining Systems Program Leader for CRC Mining from 2005-2014 as well as Executive Director of Mining Education Australia from 2010-2012.

About JKMRC Friday Seminars 2023

Welcome to the 2023 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 often 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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Indooroopilly Mine Site
40 Isles Road
Indooroopilly, Qld
Lecture Theatre