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 it’s 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

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8 Jun

Register for our next Tech Talk - Geosynthetics as Sensors

Our next Tech Talk is presented by Imagine Intelligent Material's Phil Aitchison. Registration is free and available through eventbrite.

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23 May

Melinda Hodkiewicz - Towards a Siri for Maintenance

We would like to extend our congratulations to one of MRIWA's Theme Committee members, Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz, on her acceptance to the Alan Turing Institute to work on the "Towards a Siri for Maintenance" project in London. Read more here.

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