Research Focus: Developing experimental models applicable to dewatering of mine tailings with high clay content and saline water.

Dr Di Liu got her PhD degree on 2016 from the University of Queensland. Her PhD research focused on understanding the effect of polymers on the treatment of clay minerals in coal flotation using saline water. From August 2016, she joined CMLR with the collaboration with Kinetic Group Worldwide which is a research and development company working on challenges in the mining industry around water management and tailings. She is conducting a research project funded by Advance Queensland Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Program.

Her research focuses on developing experimental models applicable to dewatering of mine tailings with high clay content and saline water. In addition, she is investigating on a novel hydrate gel membrane technology for filtration of mine tailings. Dr Di Liu focuses on development of new technologies and strategies to better manage tailings and water recoveries for the mining industry.