Ziming Ye's research focuses on Dynamic simulation, HPGR, SAG mill, Comminution.

Ziming's project is the dynamic simulation of hybrid comminution circuits. Comminution is a process of progressively reducing the particle size of rock material and is a continuous process which means equipment is subjected to variations and changes over time. These variations can be caused by natural variation, unmatched, inappropriate or degrading equipment performance, stochastic events and more which are common in daily operations. So it can be seen clearly that a dynamic simulation technique is necessary to model the real dynamic behavior of circuits.

The purpose of Ziming's project is to design a platform for a dynamic model of a hybrid comminution circuit which can simulate different operation scenarios and evaluate different control strategies. It can then be used to predict the dynamic performance of a comminution plant.

Ziming holds a Bachelor degree in mineral processing engineering from the China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing). His project was focused on dehydration of lignite and coal water slurry. The project included several month's internship in a mineral processing factory in China and visiting many mineral processing factories. 

Ziming is very eager to learn more in the mineral processing field and to become elite in Mineral processing engineering is a long term goal. He wishes to get precious experience in research. Ziming hopes to strengthen the links and cooperation between China and Australia in the mineral processing field in the future.