Prof Stephen Grano MAusIMM

Executive Director of the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources, University of Adelaide

Stephen is an experienced and internationally recognised metallurgical engineer with nearly 30 years of postgraduate experience. Stephen has extensive industrial experience in the field of mineral processing, gained whilst employed at Mount Isa Mines Limited, working in both the copper and lead/zinc streams. He also has extensive industrial experience in flotation plant practice in a diverse range of operations in Australia, Asia, Africa, North and South America.

Stephen works closely with the minerals and energy industries and has an excellent track record in successful technology transfer to industry. A recent independent review of a major project (RMD STEM Report titled “Evaluation of the AMIRA Project over the period 1988-2006”), of which Stephen was the Project Leader/Chief Investigator, demonstrated a total value to industry of $436M from delivered and expected gains.

Stephen has extensive leadership experience and capacity to shape large scale and innovative research initiatives involving multiple relationships. Stephen has an extensive and sustained success in obtaining grants playing a lead role in leadership, proposal formulation, and negotiation, and has forged a range of industry partnerships at national and international levels for more than 20 years.

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