News and Events
MRIWA is delighted to welcome Mr David Rose to the MRIWA Board. David is a Director with KPMG and has 35 years of diverse experience in the mining industry. He has worked in the base metals, coal, diamonds and iron ore industries in both open pit and underground operations. David has held a number of senior executive roles including COO of St Barbara, MD at Rio Tinto (Argyle and Rio Tinto Iron Ore) and GM Operations Pasminco (Rosebery and Century). David's term with the Board commenced on 1 June 2018, filling the vacancy consequent to the retirement of MRIWA's previous Chair, Dr Peter Lilly.
Preparing Stage 1 of the Bid for what has been known as the New Energy Industry CRC is in full swing. A priority is securing the necessary cash co-investments – we are making good progress to achieve our target of $25 million. The Steering Committee, after consultation with the stakeholders in the Bid, has decided that the CRC should be re-named to more accurately describe the research scope for the CRC. The chosen name is Future Battery Industries CRC. Read the new prospectus here.
MRIWA Director’s Scholarship: Mr Keith Giglia, “Monitoring and control of hydrocyclones by use of convolutional neural networks and deep reinforcement learning”, Curtin University MRIWA Scholarship for Women: Ms Kudzai Angeline Mchibwa, “Innovative processes for leach liquor purification and production of battery grade LiOH from Li mineral resources”, Murdoch University
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.
The Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade and the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA Minister for Mines and Petroleum have announced that the Western Australian Government has committed $5.5 million to the Bid for the NEI CRC. Premier McGowan said: “The State Government will continue to support the development of renewable energy technologies, and the $5.5 million in provisional funds will be made available to the MRIWA if it is successful in the bid to establish a New Energy Industry Cooperative Research Centre in WA.” Hon Dave Kelly MLA, Minister for Science and Innovation, has approved State Government support of $100,000 per annum for five years,...