Industry Partner BOC
My name is Alex Horry and I am currently undertaking a PhD project in metallurgical engineering at the Western Australian School of Mines in Curtin University. My project is titled: influence of grinding chemistry (grinding media & gas atmosphere) on flotation and leaching of sulfide ores. When the appropriate grinding media or gas atmosphere is chosen for a particular ore, better downstream recovery of target minerals has been observed; this in turn creates a more economical and environmentally friendly outcome.
Better decisions in the process chain can move us all towards a greener Australian mining industry. This project is under the supervision of Dr. Boris Albijanic and Prof. Chris Aldrich (Curtin University). I graduated from Curtin University with a Graduate Diploma in Metallurgy in 2021, and my undergraduate degree is from the University of Sydney with a BSc(Hons)Chem (2015).
I am currently based in Kalgoorlie, WA and working full-time on this industry funded project.