Dr Francisco Reyes Leiva

Research Fellow

Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre
Sustainable Minerals Institute
f.reyes@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 55983

Overview

Dr Francisco Reyes primary interests are quantification, modelling, simulation and control of mineral processing systems. His particular interests relate to developing and integrating dynamic models of mineral processing systems for advance process control and prediction purposes. Francisco’s research also focuses on using advance imaging and computational tools for quantifying the performance of comminution equipment and other mineral processing systems like leaching and flotation.

Background

Francisco obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree in 2010 from the School of Engineering at Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), where he later got his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 2012. Francisco later left Chile for the United Kingdom to pursue a PhD in the Advance Minerals Processing Research Group at Imperial College London. His research focused on the analysis and quantification in mineral processing using X-ray micro tomography images collaborating with the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham.

After his PhD Francisco worked as a Research Associate He joined the Advanced Process Prediction and Control Group at the JKMRC in 2019.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

Publications

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Reyes, F., Cilliers, J. J. and Neethling, S. J. (2019). Quantifying mineral liberation by grade and surface exposure using X-ray micro-tomography for flotation processes. In: IMPC 2018 - 29th International Mineral Processing Congress. IMPC 2018 - 29th International Mineral Processing Congress, Moscow, Russia, (3985-3994). 17-21 September 2018.

  • Reyes, F., Cilliers, J. J. and Neethling, S. J. (2019). Quantifying mineral liberation by grade and surface exposure using X-ray micro-tomography for flotation processes. In: IMPC 2018 - 29th International Mineral Processing Congress. 29th International Mineral Processing Congress, IMPC 2018, Moscow, Russia, (1570-1579). 17-21 September 2018.

  • Reyes, Francisco, Tejeda, Gabriel, Herrera, Miguel, Romero, Fernando and Cipriano, Aldo (2014). Model based decision support system for the heap leaching process. In: 19th IFAC World Congress on International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, (10664-10669). 24- 29 August 2014.

  • Reyes, Francisco and Cipriano, Aldo (2013). Agent-based model predictive control for the holding problem in a metro system. In: 7th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management, and Control, MIM 2013 - Proceedings. 7th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management, and Control, MIM 2013, Saint Petersburg, Russia, (1666-1671). 19-21 June 2013. doi:10.3182/20130619-3-RU-3018.00420

  • Tejeda, Gabriel, Reyes, Francisco, Karelovic, Pablo, Herrera, Miguel, Romero, Fernando and Cipriano, Aldo (2013). Decision support system for hydrometallurgical processing. In: 16th IFAC Symposium on Automation in Mining, Minerals and Metal Processing, MMM 2013 - Proceedings. 16th IFAC Symposium on Automation in Mining, Minerals and Metal Processing, MMM 2013, San Diego, CA United States, (243-247). 25-28 August 2013. doi:10.3182/20130825-4-us-2038.00050

  • Reyes, Francisco and Cipriano, Aldo (2012). Passenger estimation using moving horizon optimization. In: IFAC Workshop on Control Applications of Optimization, Rimini, Italy, (112-117). 13-16 September 2012. doi:10.3182/20120913-4-it-4027.00029