Monash University is dedicated to making a difference in the field of mining and resources. Our collaborative, cross-disciplinary teams of researchers, industry experts and students work with government, industry and the community on a global scale to solve pressing mining and metals manufacturing issues.
Monash University’s areas of expertise across mining and resources include:
SHAPING MINING RAILWAYS:
The Institute of Railway Technology (IRT) at Monash University is the premier track and vehicle railway research centre in Australia and enjoys an international reputation for excellence in railway research and new technology development. Since 2000, IRT has completed over 450 projects for more than 150 national and international railway entities.
Monash is working in partnership with the Australian mining industry to address complex economic, social and environmental, engineering, ecological, landscape, aesthetic and sustainability issues associated with the closure and rehabilitation of mining operations. By adopting a multi-disciplinary research approach, we work to ensure that proposed solutions are technically sound, whilst meeting the needs of the community, industry and government stakeholders.
The Maintenance Technology Institute (MTI) at Monash University provides innovative and comprehensive industry focused research and development to achieve optimum plant and equipment performance across the mining and heavy engineering industries in Australia and overseas.
DRONES AND ANALYTICS:
Our drones, advanced sensors and smart analytics are being used to map surfaces in 3D, characterise geology, extract environmental information, capture data over multiple flights to see how an area is changing in high resolution, and help with monitoring infrastructure. We provide high resolution measurements ideal for open pits, outcrops and underground mines and have developed systems to rapidly analyse large datasets.
GEO-METALLURGY AND ORE PROCESSING:
The Minerals, Microbe and Solutions research group (MMS) uses innovative experimental techniques and theoretical modelling, in order to study a variety of phenomena related to geo-metallurgy and ore processing.
INTELLIGENT MINES: USING TECHNOLOGY FOR INSIGHTS, EFFICIENCIES AND SECURITY:
Monash University has internationally recognised experts leading research in the areas of data science, cybersecurity, computer-human interaction and organisational and social informatics.
3D GEOLOGICAL MODELLING AND UNCERTAINTY REDUCTION – THE LOOP PROJECT:
The project is developing technologies to mitigate 3D geological risk in both exploration and resources management through the innovative application of mathematical methods, structural geology concepts and cutting-edge probabilistic programming.
Our teams work across multiple scales of the mineral system to assist with everything from project generation and deposit discovery to near mine resources in greenfields, mature terranes and under cover environments.
BUSINESS MODELS FOR SUSTAINABLE MINING:
The Monash Business School’s relationship with the mining sector is entering an exciting new period as companies experiment with new business models in exploration, production marketing and services.
IITB-MONASH RESEARCH ACADEMY:
The IITB-Monash Research Academy is an exciting partnership between the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), India and Monash University.
The Academy is an independent, autonomous, not-for-profit (Section 8) joint venture research academy. It has been formed to augment the pace and intensity of research, particularly applied research, through collaborations between IITB, Monash and external industry partners.
In addition to our research capabilities, our role in developing skilled graduates to support the industry and ongoing cross-disciplinary executive education are well recognised as helping to educate the employees of tomorrow.
Ranked in the top 1% of world universities, incorporating Australia’s number one Engineering school including a resources engineering specialisation, plus world-class Science, Information Technology, Arts, and Business faculties, Monash University’s highly regarded graduates are well prepared to meet the challenges of the future in the resources field.
Partnering with Monash University can take many forms and we invite you to explore our capabilities.
At Monash University, the desire to make a difference informs everything we do.
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