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Prof Hylke J Glass

Rio Tinto Professor of Mining and Minerals Engineering

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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 focusses on integrated mining and minerals extraction, including specific interest in methods for:

  • cobalt and copper geometallurgy in action
  • understanding process dynamics (research into the digital 'twin')
  • block cave sequencing
  • sensor-based preconcentration
  • selective reprocessing of tailings
  • post-mining revegetation

The research has attracted significant support from the mining industry, UK research councils, and EU funding programmes. Prof. Glass is currently the Exeter Principal Investigator of two NERC projects:

  • 'Beyond Biorecovery: environmental win-win by biorefining of metallic wastes into new functional materials' (B3)
  • 'Cobalt: the roles of Geology, Geomicrobiology and Geometallurgy in its mineral formation and recovery' (COG3)

He is the Exeter Principal Investigator of two EU-funded projects

  • 'Integrated system for MONItoring and control of product quality and flexible energy delivery in CALCination' (MONICALC). (EIT Raw Materials)
  • 'Sustainable Technologies for Calcined Industrial Minerals in Europe' (STOICISM, www.stoicism.eu). (EU FP7)

Prof. Glass lectures MSc and BEng students on geometallurgy, process mineralogy, sampling statistics, geostatistics, and data analysis. He supervises PhD and MSc dissertation projects which are often related to industry.

Prof. Glass is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM) and serves, since June 2019, as Chair of the Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy (MP&EM) board of IOM3.