Researcher biography

Mohsen Yahyaei is an expert in modelling, optimising, and controlling Mineral Processing circuits using novel approaches and tools. He is currently the Director of the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) and Program Leader for Future Autonomous Systems & Technologies (FAST) at the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute.

Mohsen completed his undergraduate study in Mine Exploration, and in 2002, he completed his Master’s degree in Mineral Processing. He worked on applying column flotation in Sarcheshmeh Copper Complex (The largest copper mine in the Middle East) as his Master’s thesis. After completing his Master’s degree, he worked with the R&D centre of Zarand coal washing plant in Iran for two years before moving to an operational role as plant manager of a Coal washing plant in Zarand. In 2007, he returned to the University of Kerman to do his PhD, investigating the effect of liner wear in charge motion and power draw of SAG mills. He completed his PhD in 2010, and after working on several industry-funded projects in Iran, he joined JKMRC in 2011.

Mohsen has extensive experience conducting applied research, and over the past 15 years, he has successfully delivered several industry-funded projects. He is a comminution specialist who strongly desires to implement fundamental understandings in his research to offer solutions to the minerals industry and educate engineers and researchers with problem-solving skills for tackling future resource industry challenges.

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