Speaker: Professor Wenying Liu

Abstract: The industrial use of heap leaching for copper extraction from secondary sulphides and new developments in chalcopyrite heap leaching.

Bio: Dr. Liu is Associate Professor in the Hydrometallurgy group in the Department of Materials Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her research focuses on developing aqueous processes for critical metals extraction from ore and mine waste. Having completed her PhD at University of Queensland, Australia, in 2013, she joined UBC in 2015, first as Postdoctoral Fellow and later faculty member. She has worked with multiple industry partners to develop technologies for copper extraction from low-grade ores and waste by heap leaching; non-cyanide-based processes for gold extraction; iodine-assisted coper extraction from chalcopyrite; arsenic stabilization; management of contaminant release from mine waste.


This is the final JKMRC Friday seminar for 2023. Please join us in February 2024. 


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

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