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Bill Johnston, Minister of Mines and Petroleum, announced the recipients and described how exceptional the candidates were this year, stating: “The McGowan Government is committed to attracting the brightest talent from around the world to undertake important research into Western Australia’s mining sector.”

The MRIWA Odwyn Jones PhD Scholarship for 2022 was awarded to Kylie Ward at Curtin University for her work to extract tellurium as an additional value stream from the KCGM Superpit in Kalgoorlie.

UWA student Bishenka Mahaulpatha was awarded the 2022 MRIWA PhD Scholarship for Women for her studies into low-impact processing methods for recovering valuable metal from mine tailings.

Rounding out the 2022 cohort, ECU student Martin Ralph has been awarded a MRIWA PhD Scholarship to support his research into improving the safety and environmental viability of recycling mineral processing infrastructure.

To read Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston announcement, visit: Media Statement

For more information about MRIWA scholarships, visit:  MRIWA PhD scholarship

Page was last reviewed 1 March 2022

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