Vladimir’s aim is to provide solutions for a step change in the energy and production signatures of process plants for the global minerals industry.

Dr Vladimir Jokovic is an expert in:
• Novel approaches to Classification in Mineral processing
• Research and Innovation for Mineral processing solutions (Ore sorting, Selective breakage and Microwave technology)

Vladimir has been in Research & Development of novel processes and equipment for over 10 years. His background includes experience in sorting, mineral classification and microwave technology. After completing his PhD studies at The University of Queensland, Vladimir has focused on the development of advanced technologies for the separation and upgrading of important minerals such as copper and nickel, with increased energy efficiency. Most recently, he has also been working on radically improving classification performances of semi-inverted hydrocyclones.


During his career, Vladimir has been engaged with mining companies such as Rio Tinto; Anglo American; Barrick Gold Corporation; supplier company Metso Mineral; and a number of other companies/organisations through projects with the CRC ORE.

Vladimir has previously been involved in collaborations with Nottingham University.

Key Publications

Jokovic, Vladimir, Rizmanoski, Vladimir, Djordjevic, Nenad and Morrison, Rob (2014) FDTD simulation of microwave heating of variable feed. Minerals Engineering

Rizmanoski, Vladimir and Jokovic, Vladimir (2016) Synthetic Ore Samples to Test Microwave/RF Applicators and Processes. Journal of Materials Processing Technology

Jokovic, Vladimir (2012). Microwave processing of minerals PhD Thesis, Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre, The University of Queensland


Dr Jokovic has worked on various projects including:
• Energy efficient enhanced coarse liberation (2017-2019)
• Anglo American inverted cyclone project: Testing of semi-inverted hydrocyclone (2016-2017)
• Metso ICE Chile project (2014-2017)
• CODELCO Sample Review (2014)
• Characterisation, selection and preparation additional ores for CuNuWave evaluation (2014)
• Innovation Challenge - Barren Fragment Identification (2014)
• Pilot Plant Phase 1c - CAMS Project (2013)
• Copper Processing Excellence Centre (2012-2013)
• Advanced Sorting and Recovery (2012-2013)