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Principal Investigator

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Richmond K. Asamoah

Research Fellow

Future Industries Institute

University of South Australia

Mawson Lakes Campus

Building IW

Mawson Lakes, SA 5095


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Graduate Students

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Gertrude Acquah

PhD Candidate

Gertrude's research aims at developing new knowledge in understanding the fundamentals of critical battery metal extraction from complex ores. Specifically, her study will focus on processing and extracting lithium, nickel and cobalt from aluminosilicate mineral phases. Her research forms part of the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund for Advanced Recovery of the Battery Materials and REE from Ores and Wastes.

Angelos Konstantinos Bonis

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FII-UCL MSc Student

Angelos' research is focused on the dewatering of mineral suspensions using superabsorbent polymer. A key consideration is the recovery critical minerals that are typically reporting in tailings stream.


Majed (Mj) Alqahtani

FII-UCL MSc Student

Majed's research aims at exploring space mining options in addressing energy transition challenges and the high demand for critical minerals. 


Costanza Tinari

FII-UCL MSc Student

Costanza's research is focused on the implications of high critical minerals demand for low-carbon technologies with a particular interest in Environmental Social Governance (ESG).


Shiqi (Rebecca) Ruan

FII-UCL MSc Student

Shiqi's research is focused on evaluating the current global transition of metal extraction technologies. Of particular interest is hydrometallurgical processes for rare earth elements.

Co-Supervised Students


James Bradford Dankwah

PhD Candidate

James Dankwah is a PhD student in Minerals and Resource Engineering at the University of South Australia (UniSA). James holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Minerals Engineering from the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Ghana. His current research interest is in the area of coarse particle flotation where he seeks to explore the factors influencing the process and deduce means of its optimization.

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Clement Lartey

PhD Candidate

Former Members

Kwaku Owusu Boateng, '23, Graduate 2019-2023, CSIRO

Philip Forson, '22, Graduate 2019-2022, MMG Limited

Bismark Amankwaa-Kyeremeh, '22, Graduate 2019-2022, Talison Lithium  

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