Full Name
Mohsen Yahyaei
Job Title
Director – Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre (JKMRC)
The University of Queensland
Speaker Bio
Professor Yahyaei is the director of Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) and the leader of the Future Autonomous Systems and Technologies (FAST) strategic research program at The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI). As the director of JKMRC, Professor Yahyaei works with world-renowned academics in JKMRC, SMI and the University of Queensland schools on emerging challenges of the mineral industry. The Centre aims to develop and deliver technological innovation within a responsible environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework to the minerals industry. JKMRC is uniquely positioned to pursue this goal because of its connections with SMI’s five other Research Centres and UQ’s Schools and Faculties.
Professor Yahyaei is an internationally-recognised name in mineral processing, having led world-class collaborative research programs, such as the Advanced Process Prediction and Control and Future Autonomous Systems and Technologies programs, and delivered significant outcomes for industry across the mineral processing value chain.
Mohsen did his undergraduate study in Mine Exploration. In 2002 he completed his Master’s degree in Mineral Processing. After the Master’s degree, he worked with the R&D centre of a coal washing plant in Iran for two years. Mohsen then moved to an operational role as a coal washing plant manager. In 2007 he returned to the University of Kerman to do his PhD. He completed his PhD in 2010, and after working on several industry-funded projects in Iran, he joined the University of Queensland in 2011.

He is a member of AusIMM and a professional member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME).
Mohsen Yahyaei