Dr Andrew Schroder graduated from The University of Queensland with a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering and a doctorate that examined the modelling and control of flotation circuits. With this training in hand, Andrew worked at JKTech (1997 – 2004) as a consultant, initially working predominantly in the area of crushing and grinding consulting, and then focusing on products and technology transfer. During this time, Andrew was involved in the development and implementation of flotation froth imaging systems and also in the dynamic simulation and model-based control of grinding circuits.  

From 2004 to the present, Andrew has worked as a process engineer with major EPCM companies to deliver large and complex projects across a wide range of commodities (alumina, coal, gold, uranium, copper, nickel). Andrew is currently working in Toronto, Canada with Bechtel as an area engineer for a complex gold project. His areas of expertise are in process modelling, hydrometallurgy and management of projects from study through execution.