Industry-focused PhD positions

Project 1

Aim: To identify and develop waste management improvement opportunities through staged analysis and value-chain assessment with a focus on copper / gold mines.

UQ’s JKMRC and Newcrest are looking for an independent, bright and enthusiastic student who is excited at the prospect of improving process operations towards achieving better waste management in the resources industry. This PhD will work directly with our industry partner Newcrest on the development and implementation of ground-breaking new technologies in mineral beneficiation, treatment and separation.


Help us design ore processing to reduce energy consumption and recycle water from mine waste!

Project 2

Aim: To develop novel reagent technologies for targeting arsenic minerals to separate them in the processing streams, enabling a safer processing of ores and minimising environmental impact. 

JKMRC and Newcrest are looking for an independent, bright and enthusiastic student who is excited at the prospect of conducting research in novel reagent chemistries in the mineral processing field. This exciting project will focus specifically on the development of novel reagent technologies for targeting arsenic in mineral processing, allowing its effective removal from processing streams, thus, enabling the processing of ores more safely and minimising environmental impact. It will involve the development of new reagent chemistries and testing of reagent efficacy.


Help us build a cleaner mining industry and be part of the solution!

If you would like to learn more about this exciting industry-focused research opportunities at UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute, please see contact details below.

Project 1 Assoc. Professor Marcin Ziemski m.ziemski@uq.edu.au

Project 2 – Dr Susana Brito e Abreu s.britoeabreu@uq.edu.au