Researcher biography

Associate Professor Steven Micklethwaite focuses on innovative approaches to exploration, mineral systems science and mining.

Steve has previously held roles as Discovery Manager (Australia) for Anglo America, where he focused on implementing state-of-the-art technology and innovative modes of thinking, in order to discover new resources in challenging undercover environments. Prior to this he founded and directed a drone-based remote sensing facility with an industry focus, which was nestled within the university sector, and he conducted research with industry across four continents.

Steve serves on Auscope’s Science Advisory Committee, and the Steering Committee for the Australia’s Scalable Drone Cloud (ASDC) initiative and previously served on the Queensland Resources Council working groups for Pristine Rivers legislation and Data Confidentiality, as well as the Industry Advisory Board, for EGRU, James Cook University.