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Prof Hylke J Glass

Rio Tinto Professor of Mining and Minerals Engineering


Telephone: 01326 371823

Prof. Hylke J. Glass is the Rio Tinto Professor of Mining and Minerals Engineering at Camborne School of Mines (CSM) since October 2001. His research currently focusses on the development of methods for the planning of block caving mines, strategies for sensor-based sorting of minerals, selective leaching of metals from ores, online assessment of metal bioaccessibility, dynamics of post-mining revegetation, and selective crushing of steel-slag materials. The research has attracted significant support from industry.

Currently, Prof. Glass is Exeter Principal Investigator and Work Package 1 leader of the EU FP7 project STOICISM ( He is Exeter Principal Investigator in a NERC project 'Beyond Biorecovery: environmental win-win by biorefining of metallic wastes into new functional materials'. He is also involved in 3 NERC catalyst grants, relating to Resource Recovery from Waste (1) and Security of Supply of Minerals (2).

Prof. Glass lectures MSc students on geostatistics and sampling statistics, and supervises PhD and MSc dissertation projects.