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The Second Australia-China Joint Symposium on Minerals and Metallurgy
Sydney, Australia, July 23-25, 2014


Under the umbrella of the Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials (3-M), the second Australia-China Joint 3-M Symposium on Minerals and Metallurgy was held on 23-25 July 2014 in Sydney (the one on Materials was held on 21-23 July in Wollongong, a city just 80 km from Sydney). The objectives of this symposium are:

  • to provide to researchers and technologists direct access to the two countries' leading science, technological development and forward planning in Minerals and Metallurgy;
  • to allow industries from the two countries to showcase their research and technological development; and
  • to offer a platform to exchange information and technology in Minerals and Metallurgy, providing awareness of industrial needs in the two countries and exposure to industry representatives.

The symposium has been very successful, as summarized below:

Number and geographic distribution of delegates: >180 delegates (>100 from Australia + >80 from China). Delegates are from >30 organizations including leading universities, national research institutions and key companies in the minerals and metallurgy sectors of both countries.

Technical sessions: 5 plenary sessions (for topics of general interest); 12 parallel sessions for minerals and metallurgy; 75 oral and 24 poster presentations.

Delegates and Participants (including distinguished guests) from both countries: Australian Government officials: Mr Bruce Wilson (Head, Division of Resources, Federal Department of Industry, Australia) and Ms Felicity Jones (Assistant Director, Australia-China Fund, Federal Department of Industry, Australia). Chinese Government officials: Mr Huaxin Li (Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Sydney), and his colleagues including Dr Fuxiang He, Counsellor-Science & Technology (Ministry of Science and Technology) and Prof Xiaojia Wang, Counsellor-Education (Ministry of Education). Academicians (from China) and AAS/ATSE Fellows (from Australia), including Prof Mark Wainwright, former VC of UNSW, and Dr Alan Finkel, President of ATSE; University/institute/School leaders and many distinguished professors.

Proceeding: Hard copies of conference program including Abstracts and Biographs of each author are available for each delegate.

Publication: Full papers will be published in special issues of International Journal of Mineral Processing (for minerals symposium) and Steel Research International (for metallurgy symposium) subjected to peer-review. Note that the latter suggests that a paper should not contain more than 8 illustrations (figures & tables).

Sponsorship: The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE), Australia; and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), China

Assistance: Local organising committee, in particular, the members in the Laboratory for Simulation and Modelling of Particulate Systems at UNSW Australia and the team at China Iron & Steel Research Institute Group.




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