Dr Liza Forbes

Senior Research Fellow

Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre
Sustainable Minerals Institute
l.forbes@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 55893

Overview

Dr Liza Forbes specialises in mineral flotation, with specific focus on flotation reagent chemistry, mineral surface chemistry and base-metal sulphide electrochemistry. Her main interest lies in integrating fundamental and applied aspects of flotation research, to develop new and improved processing technologies.

Education and Work

Liza graduated with a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town in 2007. Since then, she has worked at the N.B.Keevil Mining Institute, University of British Columbia; the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Melbourne; and CSIRO Mineral Resources.

Industry

Liza has previously worked at a metallurgist at the Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine, Anglo Platinum in South Africa. She has since been involved with a number of industry research projects with companies such as Kennecott Copper Co, Zijin Mining, Newmont, Newcrest, Sytec Technology Solutions and Anglo Coal.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, UTC
  • Bachelor of Science (Engineering), UTC

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Forbes, Elizaveta, Ma, Mark and Bruckard, Warren (2017). Clay minerals in flotation and comminution operations. Clays in the Minerals Processing Value Chain. (pp. 302-326) edited by Markus Gräfe, Craig Klauber, Angus J. McFarlane and David J. Robinson. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/9781316661888.009

  • Forbes, Elizaveta and Chryss, Andrew (2017). Fundamentals of clays: Surface and colloid science, and rheology. Clays in the Minerals Processing Value Chain. (pp. 81-110) edited by Markus Gräfe, Craig Klauber, Angus J. McFarlane and David J. Robinson. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/9781316661888.004

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision