Imperial College London

Dr Juliana Segura-Salazar

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Honorary Research Associate



j.segura-salazar Website




Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





BSc in Chemical Engineering (Universidad del Valle, Colombia), MSc and PhD in Metallurgical Engineering at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil).

Research Assistant at the Advanced Mineral Processing Research Group (AMPRG) in the period 2019-2020, as part of the Horizon 2020 project IMPaCT. I am currently collaborating with Dr Pablo Brito-Parada as Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering (ESE).

My current research addresses sustainability aspects in the minerals industry by integrating process simulation and Life Cycle Assessment methodologies. I have broad experience in research projects developed with mining companies involving different commodities such as iron ore, aggregates, lead and antimony ores.

I am particularly interested in developing hybrid approaches based on process/systems modelling and life cycle thinking towards a more sustainable supply of primary and secondary raw materials.

I am the spokesperson from the ESE Department and Steering Committee member of Imperial Network of Excellence in Sustainability through Life Cycle Approaches.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Beylot A, Muller S, Segura-Salazar J, et al., 2021, Switch on-switch off small-scale mining: Environmental performance in a life cycle perspective, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol:312, ISSN:0959-6526

Segura-Salazar J, Brito-Parada PR, 2021, Stibnite froth flotation: A critical review, Minerals Engineering, Vol:163, ISSN:0892-6875, Pages:1-23

Segura-Salazar J, Lima FM, Tavares LM, 2019, Life Cycle Assessment in the minerals industry: Current practice, harmonization efforts, and potential improvement through the integration with process simulation, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol:232, ISSN:0959-6526, Pages:174-192

Segura-Salazar J, Tavares LM, 2018, Sustainability in the Minerals Industry: Seeking a Consensus on Its Meaning, Sustainability, Vol:10, ISSN:2071-1050

Segura-Salazar J, Barrios GP, Rodriguez V, et al., 2017, Mathematical modeling of a vertical shaft impact crusher using the Whiten model, Minerals Engineering, Vol:111, ISSN:0892-6875, Pages:222-228


Bodin J, Muller S, Brito-Parada P, et al., 2019, Linking mineral processing simulation with life cycle assessment (LCA) to forecast potential environmental impacts of small-scale mining technologies development, 15th SGA Biennial Meeting on Life with Ore Deposits on Earth, SOC GEOLOGY APPLIED MINERAL DEPOSITS-SGA, Pages:1581-1584

Segura J, Tavares LM, 2014, Comparing Comminution routes for a Brazilian iron ore using sustainability principles

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