Imperial College London

Mr Luis Salinas Farrán

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Associate



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2.58K, Royal School of MinesRoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





My main research interests are hydrometallurgical processes, particularly heap leaching, and how mineralogy affects extraction processes. Valuable information from the sample's internal structure can be obtained by imaging the samples within a micro-CT scanner. Using image processing and quantification techniques, the curing/leaching processes can be better understood and models can be developed.


  • 2011-2016: BSc in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Concepcion..
  • 2017: Project Engineer at University of Concepcion.
  • 2017-Present: Research Postgraduate at Imperial College London
  • 2020-Present: Research Assistant at Imperial College London



Salinas-Farran L, Batchelor A, Neethling SJ, 2022, Multimodal assessment of the curing of agglomerated ores in the presence of chloride ions, Hydrometallurgy, Vol:207, ISSN:0304-386X

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