We offer a number of PhD opportunities in the area of minerals processing. Our research focus is on the areas of froth flotation and heap leaching. Particular attention is paid to gaining an understanding of the fundamental physics of these systems and using this knowledge to build models that can improve industrial processes. We have both modelling/simulation and experimental projects on offer, many of them sponsored by major mining companies.


Investigate the thermal history of oil and gas shales using clumped isotope geochemistry [Info Sheet - thermal history of oil and gas shales]

1 PhD studentship available, closing date for applications is 9 April 2018.

Cedric John

Simulation of charge-slurry interactions in tumbling and stirred mills [Info Sheet - Simulation of Mills]

Prof Stephen Neethling

The impact of mineral texture on the relationship between particle size, surface exposure and mineral liberation: A key to coarse particle flotation [Info Sheet - Surface Exposure and Particle Size]

Prof Stephen Neethling