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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 geometallurgy, the planning of block caving mines, strategies for sensor-based sorting of minerals, selective leaching of metals from ores, online assessment of metal bioaccessibility, and dynamics of post-mining revegetation and terragreening. 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, (EU FP7)

Prof. Glass lectures MSc students on geostatistics, sampling statistics, and minerals engineering and BEng students on mining and minerals engineering. He supervises PhD and MSc dissertation projects which are often related to industry.