School of Chemical Engineering


The UQ Hydrometallurgy Research Group is developing a portfolio of high quality fundamental research across a range of hydrometallurgical processes relevant to industry sectors from base metals to Bayer alumina processing. Currently research is focused on a number of key aspects of processing including precipitation from aqueous solutions, ion exchange and membrane separations and leaching of minerals. The hydrometallurgy group is part of a holistic extractive metallurgy program and maintains close interaction with pyrometallurgists and mineral processers, with the aim of improving process routes for metal extraction and product recovery.

Research Staff

Research Scholars

  • Ivana Ambrosia 
  • Kelly Byrne 
  • Harrison Hodge 
  • Horace Ogilvie
  • Chris Staun
  • Dilini Seneviratne
  • John Vogrin

Professional Staff

  • Valentina Urrutia Guada
  • James Gudgeon