Professor Robin Batterham joined the Melbourne School of Engineering as Kernot Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2010.He has wide interests including reducing emissions through soil sequestration, application of mesoscience to mining, dewatering of tailings and elimination of tailings through in place leaching.He is past President of the Academy of Technology and Engineering (2007-2012), former Chief Scientist of Australia (1999-2005) and for over 20 years Global Head of Innovation (and other positions) in Rio Tinto. He has twice chaired the International Mineral Processing Congress, Chairs the selection panels for both the Australia India Strategic Research Fund and the Australia China Strategic Research Fund and chaired the International Energy Agency Expert Group on Science for Energy.
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High pressure dewatering rolls: Comparison of a novel prototype to existing industrial technology
Eric Hofgen, Davide Collini, Robin J Batterham, Peter J Scales, Anthony D Stickland
Journal article | 2019 | Chemical Engineering Science
The optimisation of solid-liquid separation or dewatering processes for more efficient operation and reuse of material streams is ..
The future of mining: Will in place recovery ever come of age?
R Batterham, DJ Robinson
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | IMPC 2018 - 29th International Mineral Processing Congress
The history of mineral processing is indeed long and has always been tied to mining methods of the day. While many new processes a..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Officer of the Order of Australia
Engineers Australia list of the 100 Most Influential Engineers for 2010
Chair - Kernot medal for distinguished Engineering achievement
To undertake postgraduate studies at the central research laboratories of ICI in the United Kingdom.
Foreign Associate of The National Academy of Engineering (USA)
FAA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
FICHEME - Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers
FIEAUST - Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia
FTSE - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
President Of Atse
Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
President Of (Icheme)
Institution of Chemical Engineers - (IChemE)
President Of The Uk Institution Of Chemical Engineers For 2004-05
UK Institution of Chemical Engineers
PhD Chemical Engineering
University of Melbourne
Bachelor Chemical Engineering
University of Melbourne