Ben McLellan is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University (Japan) where he is teaching postgraduate students in the International Energy Science Course. Before arriving at Kyoto, Ben worked at CSRM as a post-doctoral researcher and research fellow (2006-2010), mainly focused on projects for the Centre for Sustainable Resource Processing – particularly SUSOP® (Sustainable Operations). He has a PhD (Chemical Engineering) and BE (Chemical Engineering Hons I) / BA (Spanish) from The University of Queensland. His PhD was focused on improved techniques for localisation of sustainability indicators for hydrogen energy systems.

With regards to research, Ben’s work covers a wide range of areas – including energy, sustainable development, design, sustainability indicators, environmental impact, energy policy, low-carbon technologies, materials and minerals.  

Currently he is focused on Rare Earth Elements, participatory design of energy systems, and non-conventional mineral and energy resources. He is also liaising with Japanese technology developers and academics in relation to the UQ Rare Earths Consortium.

Apart from his role at Kyoto University, he is co-Chief Editor of the International Journal of Sustainable Futures for Human Security (J-SUSTAIN) and on the international editorial board of the International Electronic Journal of Nuclear Safety and Simulation.

Key Publications

Franks, D.M., McNab, K, Brereton, D, Cohen, T, Weldegiorgis, F, Horberry, T, Lynas, D, Garcia-  Vasquez, M, Oñate Santibáñez, B, Barnes, R and McLellan, B. 2013. Designing Mining  Technology for Social Outcomes: Final Report of the Technology Futures Project. Prepared 
for CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship, Minerals Futures Cluster Collaboration, by the  Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining & the Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre,  Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland. Brisbane.

 Zhang, QiMclellan, Benjamin C.Tezuka, Tetsuo and Ishihara, Keiichi N. (2013) A methodology for economic and environmental analysis of electric vehicles withdifferent operational conditionsEnergy61 118-127. doi:10.1016/

 Zhang, QiMclellan, Benjamin C. and Li, Hailong (2015) An integrated scenario analysis for future zero-carbon energy systemInternational Journal of Energy Research39 7: 993-1010. doi:10.1002/er.3313

 McLellan, B. C.Corder, G. D. and Green, S. (2007). Assessing the benefits of sustainable processing research in the minerals industry. In: R. Scott, Proceedings of the 35th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference 2007. Chemeca 2007: Academia and Industry Strengthening the Profession, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, (619-626). 23-26 September 2007.

Full list of publications available on espace