Welcome to the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia

The Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) is a statutory body established by the Western Australian Government under the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia Act 2013 to stimulate minerals research to support investment in, and operation of, a globally competitive minerals industry in Western Australia.

MRIWA’s primary function is to provide and administer funding grants to carry out minerals research.

The Institute collaborates with research and government entities in Australia and overseas.

MRIWA has a scholarships program for PhD candidates where the field of study is relevant to the MRIWA objectives as detailed in its Research Priority Plan.

As well as directly supporting minerals research projects, MRIWA funds are available for projects, programs and events that promote public awareness of, and interest in, minerals research, and to support related academic activities.


News and Events

29 Jul

Diesel emissions research now available

The results of two research projects into nano diesel particulate matter (nDPM) were outlined at a free information session hosted by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety on 29 July. The MIAC media release can be located here. In 2016, the Mining Industry Advisory Committee (MIAC) commissioned the ...

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Tech Talk - Eventbrite - SM
16 Aug

Prof Melinda Hodkiewicz presents our next Tech Talk

Our next Tech Talk will be held on Friday 16 August at Mineral House and presented by Prof Melinda Hodkiewicz on Transforming Maintenance through Data Science: Maintenance in an Industry 4.0 world. Maintenance management practices which underpin the A$205 billion/year of export earnings from Australia’s resources ...

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