Our People

  

We are a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, engineers, anthropologists, sociologists, economists, and natural resource specialists. We have in-depth knowledge of the minerals industry, both at corporate and operational levels, built from years of practical experience and engagement.

Our Directors are knowledgeable industry leaders, and our team is skilled to provide strategic or specialist advice, develop policy, and deliver world-leading research, education and training.

Our position within The University of Queensland, and our ability to link research and practice across several disciplines, sets us apart and adds unique value to our work.

 

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SMI Professional Development Team


 

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Student Support


 

SMI Operations Team


Honorary Appointments

Adjunct Professor


Dan Alexander
Adjunct Professor
SMI
Professor Damian Barrett
Adjunct Professor
SMI
Adjunct Professor John Mcgagh
Adjunct Professor
SMI
Dr Roger Higgins
Adjunct Professor
SMI
Martin Haase
Adjunct Professor
SMI
Adjunct Professor Ian Satchwell
Adjunct Professor
SMI
Adjunct Professor Chris Anderson
Adjunct Professor
SMI
Adjunct Professor Ben Adahir 
Adjunct Professor
SMI


Honorary Professor


Professor James Joy
Honorary Professor
SMI
Professor Deirdre Bradshaw
Honorary Professor
SMI

 

Emeritus Professor


Emeritus Professor Don McKee
Emeritus Professor
SMI
Professor David Brereton
Emeritus Professor
SMI

 

Adjunct Fellow


Dr Nadja Kunz
Adjunct Fellow
SMI

 

Bulk Occupational Trainee


Leonie Varchmin
Bulk Occupational Trainee​
SMI

 

Researchers


Support Staff


  • Sherrie Palmer

    Business Manager (JKMRC) | Portfolio Support Office
    SMI-JKMRC
  • Melinda Winton

    Melinda Winton

    SMI Administration Officer - Production Centres (SMI-JKMRC & SMI-BRC)
    Sustainable Minerals Institute

Students


Honorary Appointments

Adjunct Professor


Professor Bill Johnson
Adjunct Professor
SMI-JKMRC
Adjunct Professor Robert Dunne
Adjunct Professor
SMI-JKMRC

 

Adjunct Associate Professor


Dr Nirmal Weerasekara
Adjunct Associate Professo​r
SMI-JKMRC
Duncan Tyler
Adjunct Associate Professo​r
SMI-JKMRC

 

Emeritus Professor


Professor Timothy Napier-Munn
Emeritus Professor
SMI-JKMRC

 

Honorary Associate Professor


 
Dr Ying Gu
Honorary Associate Professor
SMI-JKMRC

 

Honorary Fellow


Dr Eugene Louwrens
Honorary Fellow
SMI-JKMRC
Baris Yildirim
Honorary Fellow
SMI-JKMRC
 
 
Dr Marcos Bueno
Honorary Fellow
SMI-JKMRC

Honorary Senior Fellow


Dr Weiguo Xie
Honorary Senior Fellow
SMI-JKMRC

Researchers


Students


Honorary Appointments

Adjunct Professor


Dr Andrew Richmond
Adjunct Professor
SMI-BRC
Adjunct Professor Peter Fullagar
Adjunct Professor
SMI-BRC
Adjunct Professor Daniel Wood
Adjunct Professor
SMI-BRC
 
Adjunct Professor John Vann
Adjunct Professor
SMI-BRC
Dr Hua Guo
Adjunct Professor
SMI-BRC
 

Occupational Trainee


Kunmeng Li
Occupational Trainee​
SMI-BRC
 

Adjunct Associate Professor


Glenn Sharrock
Adjunct Associate Professor
SMI-BRC

Honorary Associate Professor


Dr Geoffrey Just
Honorary Associate Professor
SMI-BRC
Dr Ewan Sellers
Honorary Associate Professor
SMI-BRC
 

Honorary Senior Fellow


Dr Anthony Webster
Honorary Senior Fellow
SMI-BRC

 

Dr Ruslan Puscasu
Honorary Senior Fellow
SMI-BRC

 

Industry Fellow


Alan Cocker
Industry Fellow​
SMI-BRC
Dr John Donohue
Industry Fellow​
SMI-BRC

 

Senior Fellow


Travis Murphy
Senior Fellow​
SMI-BRC

Researchers


Centre Support


Students


Adjunct and Honorary Staff


 

Leadership Team


 

Students


Honorary Appointments

Occupational Trainee


Jinjia Zhang
Occupational Trainee
SMI-MISHC
Hetao Su
Occupational Trainee
SMI-MISHC
Rickard Hansen
Occupational Trainee
SMI-MISHC
 


Honorary Associate Professor


Dr Timothy Horberry
Honorary Associate Professor
SMI-MISHC
 

 

Honorary Fellow


Dr Garry Marling
Honorary Fellow
SMI-CWiMI
 

 

Researchers


Students


Honorary Appointments

Researchers


Students


Honorary Appointments

Occupational Trainee


Maria Angarita Vargas
Occupational Trainee
SMI-CWiMi
Liliana Pagliero
Bulk Occupational Trainee
SMI-CWiMI
 


Honorary Associate Professor


Dr Reinier Mann
Honorary Associate Professor
SMI-CWiMI

 

Adjunct Research Fellow


Dr Isabel Franco
Adjunct Senior Fellow
SMI-CWiMI

 

Adjunct Fellow


Dr Jason Dunlop
Adjunct Fellow
SMI-CWiMI
Dr Alexander Lechner
Adjunct Fellow
SMI-CWiMI

 

Industry Fellow


Ian Callow
Industry Fellow
SMI-CWiMI


Visiting Research Student


Maren Schnieder
Visiting Research Student
SMI-CWiMI

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