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Resourcing minerals for decarbonisation: Research at the University of Queensland

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center, 1.350 (ITW Classroom), 2133 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Stephen Pedersen  

Group: CESR

Category: Academic


The Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience welcomes Dr. Steven Micklethwaite, of the University of Queensland's Sustainable Minerals Institute for a seminar on his work building pathways to sustainable mineral useage.

Steven Micklethwaite is Program Lead for the cross-centre, transdisciplinary Resourcing Decarbonisation Program, addressing the minerals industry's role in a sustainable future source. We are examining the supply chain risks, policy frameworks, governance, business readiness and decarbonisation technologies particularly associated with the critical metals required for Australia's net-zero commitments. Steven has expertise in the application of geoscience and innovative technologies across the mining value chain. Selected projects include developing a digital twin of Queensland’s minerals geoscience data, drone sensing and mapping infrastructure, 3D geological interpretation and visualisation and the application of seismic to the minerals industry. Overall, the Resourcing Decarbonization Program aims to answer fundamental economic research questions and rethink options to address supply issues and identify the nature of the emerging supply gap and what innovation can be used to responsibly address it. The goal is to unlock responsible energy transition mineral supply in a manner that respects ecosystem, reduces energy intensity and delivers against the non-financial values implicit in rising expectations of performance in environmental, social and government (ESG) issues.


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