Maedeh is an experienced process engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the mining & metals industry specialising in mineral processing-froth flotation.

Maedeh’s PhD project was a comprehensive study, which included Mineralogy, Flotation, Modelling, and Surface chemistry and the outstanding results led to a novel flowsheet for separating arsenic copper minerals from other copper minerals. The good outcome of the project has led to an ongoing cooperation between SMI and CSIRO.During studying her PhD, she was also in charge of developing a geological model and conducting the laboratory test work (flotation and leaching) for the “Designer Tailing” research project for Sustainable Mineral Institute (SMI) in 2013. Her Masters project was on the prediction of the free-swelling index of coal and was a collaboration work with the University of Kentucky (USA) and the Western University (Canada).

She is currently process engineer at Ausenco company in Brisbane and beside that she is also a research assistant in Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation (CMLR) at the University of the Queensland. During her PhD research, she attended the BASF annual training course in Germany in 2014 and received the SMI RHD Student Travel Award to present her paper at the International Flotation Conference in November 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2016, she got the SMI RHD Post-Completion Scholarship and most importantly she was awarded the Ian Morley Prize, which is awarded annually for the best all-round postgraduate student at the JKMRC.  Beside her study, she was the student representative for the JK Jackals (the JKMRC student association) during 2014 for organising the JKMRC students’ activities including International Night 2014. She was also a key member of the organising committee of the JKMRC Students Technical Presentations 2015.

Industry Engagment

Maedeh has an extensive experience in mineral and metal industry and was involved in several collaborative projects with CSIRO (Australia), Ototec (Germany), ATC Williams (Australia), and SGS (Canada).