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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 the Exeter Principal Investigator and Work Package 1 leader of the EU FP7 project STOICISM ( He is the Exeter Principal Investigator in the NERC projects 'Beyond Biorecovery: environmental win-win by biorefining of metallic wastes into new functional materials' and 'Cobalt: the roles of Geology, Geomicrobiology and Geometallurgy in its mineral formation and recovery'.

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