Dr Grant Ballantyne is a Metallurgist at Ausenco.  Grant was previously, a senior research fellow in the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC).  His research focused on improving energy and water efficiency by applying fundamental understanding to industrial problems.  Grant has been involved in successful site-based industry research over the past ten years, covering five continents and eight commodities. Grant completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Metallurgy and Chemical) at UQ in 2007, a Doctorate in Philosophy at the JKMRC in 2012 and was recently awarded the Minerals Engineering International’s Young Person of the Year award for 2017.