keynote speakers

Carsten Schilde

The keynote lecture "How rapid leaps in AI methods accelerate comminution modelling" will be given by Prof. Carsten Schilde, of TU Braunschweig, Germany.

Carsten is Heisenberg-Professor for Digitization of complex systems in process and production engineering.

He is the 2019 holder of the Friedrich Löffler Award in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of particle technology, particularly in the area of experimental and digital methods and in relation to technically relevant particle systems.

He has more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and around 150 presentations at national and international conferences. 

Bern Klein

The keynote lecture "Integrated sensor-based sorting and HPGR comminution circuit for improved energy efficiency " will be given by Prof.  Bern Klein, of the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Bern is a Professional Engineer and Professor of Mineral Process Engineering.  His research has focussed on advancing energy efficient comminution technologies and the development of novel sensor based sorting.  He is co-founder of MineSense Technologies who commercialized bulk ore sorting. 

Grant Ballantyne

The keynote lecture "Fine wine or snake oil, discerning the value of novel comminution and classification technologies" will be given by Dr Grant Ballantyne, Ausenco, Australia.

Grant is a Technical Director at Ausenco, coordinating the international comminution group, providing critical input at the front-end of engineering design projects, consulting with operations, and assessing the economics of enhanced process technologies. 

Grant is also a Director of CEEC International and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Queensland.

Grant completed a Bachelor of Engineering and a PhD at the University of Queensland. In 2019 he won the CEEC medal and in 2017 he was awarded the Minerals Engineering Young person of the year award.  

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