The Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC)

The Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (SMI-JKMRC) aims to be a world class provider of postgraduate education and innovative applied research in mineral processing and geometallurgy.

With an outstanding international reputation as an innovator in mining and mineral processing research, the SMI-JKMRC is noted for the widespread use of its research outcomes by industry.  It is the largest Australian research centre in this field and collaborates with major mining and mineral processing research groups worldwide.  Research is sponsored by most of the major mining companies.


JKMRC's Monographs are designed to provide cutting edge information on mineral processing.





The SMI-JKMRC is located at The University of Queensland Experimental Mine in the Brisbane suburb of Indooroopilly. Work is also carried out at mine sites, processing plants and research facilities throughout the world.

    Where we work

Research and education are imperative to the ongoing vitality and success of the minerals industry.  The SMI-JKMRC has worked in close partnership with global mining companies for almost 50 years and developed reputation for delivering innovative research outcomes.

   What we do

Each of the Research Centres of the Sustainable Minerals Institute offers Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in their specialisations.


    Learn with us

We are a multi-disciplinary group of mining engineers, mineral processors, computational mathematicians, and applied scientists who aim to apply good science engineering to mineral processing  solutions.

   Who we are


General Enquiries

Phone: +61 7 3346 5977
Fax: +61 7 3365 5999 

Postal Address

Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre
The University of Queensland Experimental Mine
40 Isles Road
Indooroopilly, Brisbane, QLD 4068


Professor Alice Clark
Phone: +61 7 3365 5921
Fax: +61 7 3365 5999 

Postgraduate Studies

Dr Elaine Wightman
Postgraduate Coordinator
Phone:+61 7 3346 4139

How to Find Us

We have provided the following maps to assist your travels in Brisbane.

JKMRC is a 10-15 minute walk from the Indooroopilly shopping centre.