Dr Xiamei Man is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry (CWiMI) at the Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland.

Xiamei completed Bachelor of Geological Engineering in Shanghai, then awarded their Ph.D. at the University of Sydney which focused on 1-D, 3-D hydrodynamic, water-quality modeling. During their Ph.D. candidature, Xiamei worked with scientists, engineers and reservior managers at Carey Lab at Virginia Tech, U.S. for improving water-quality modeling in oxygenated lakes and reservoirs. Xiamei's Ph.D. research looks into the sediment oxygen consumption processes by microprofiler measurements. When working as a postdoc at UQ School of Civil Engineering, partnered with Redland City Council, the research investigated a unique underwater landslide. 

Researcher biography

Dr Xiamei's research aims to develop new methods for identifying pollution source hotspots and pathways inside mine waste rock dumps. The research will develop and test innovative methods of geophysical and geochemical analysis and their integration that provide 3-dimensional mapping of key physical and chemical features of the dump. This addresses the national need for effective management of Acid and Metalliferous Drainage, which is now a critical consideration in the viability of new mines and in confronting pollution legacies of old mines.