Researcher biography

Before her PhD studies, Annah Moyo graduated with a MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa (2018), and a BEng in Chemical Engineering Honours (2009) from the National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe. 
Annah is an environmental chemical engineer specialising in the characterisation, remediation, and resource recovery of waste streams from mining and processing industries. Her research focus is on designing and optimising innovative waste management techniques to promote environmental sustainability, a zero-waste circular economy, and value recovery. She has developed new tests and protocols for characterising the potential environmental risks of South African coal processing wastes. She has also developed a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable strategy for the remediation of legacy mine wastes in Tasmania, Australia. These projects were in collaboration with the Water Research Commission of South Africa and the Mineral Resources of Tasmania. 
Currently, Annah is a Research Assistant/Technician at W.H. Bryan Mining Geology Research Centre, SMI. She is involved in projects focused on geochemical characterisation and metal recovery from mine wastes. Specific areas of research include:

  • Geochemical characterisation of mining and processing waste streams from current and abandoned mine sites.
  • Assessing and remediating the potential environmental risks of mining and processing waste streams.
  • Mineral processing for value recovery of critical metals from mining and processing waste streams.