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Max Zanin

BEng (Hons), PhD, MAusIMM

Adjunct A/Prof UniSA and University of Adelaide


Max is a mineral processing engineer who developed his career within the academia (Associate Professor at the University of South Australia, until 2017), but in strict contact with the industry. With almost 20 years experience in technology transfer and applied research for the mining industry, Max is Chief Investigator for the AMIRA P260 project on minerals flotation. In over 25 years of activity, the project delivered a Net Present Value to industry of $1 Billion, with a return leverage of more than 20:1 (2007 RMD STEM Review of P260, updated in 2012).


A solid network of contacts

Max can rely on a solid network of contacts within the global resources industry (e.g., BHP Billiton, Vale, Rio Tinto, OZ Minerals, Anglo Platinum, Glencore, Freeport McMoran, Newcrest, Newmont, Outotec, Magotteaux), industry bodies (e.g., AMIRA International) and other research institutions worldwide (e.g., CSIRO, University of South Australia, University of Adelaide, University of Queensland,University of British Columbia).


A strong academic background

Max is an internationally recognised froth flotation expert. He is author / co-author of more than 80 scientific papers between book chapters, refereed journal articles and conference proceedings. He is editor of the journal Minerals, and on the board of reviewers of the International Journal of Mineral Processing and Minerals Engineering . He also is in the technical committee of the International Minerals Processing Congress and Procemin.


Why Us?

MZ Minerals can either provide expert advice on impelling plant issues or develop longer term, collaborative, research projects, due to unique expertise and contacts across both industry and academia.

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