Professor Peter Hayes

Chair and Professor

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
p.hayes@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53551

Overview

Biography:

Prof Hayes is Xstrata Professor of Metallurgical Engineering within the School of Chemical Engineering. He is currently the Metallurgical Engineering Program leader and is senior researcher in the Pyrometallurgy Research Group (PYROSEARCH). He received his PhD from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1974.

Research:

Professor Peter Hayes's research focuses on the high temperature processing of minerals and materials, with particular application to the pyrometallurgical production and refining of metals. His interests include chemical equilibria, reaction kinetics and mechanisms.

His current research projects encompass:

  • High temperature phase equilibrium measurements and determination of liquidus isotherms in complex industrial slag systems relevant to the smelting of copper, ferro-chromium, ferro-manganese, iron, ferro-nickel, lead, zinc and to coal ash slags.
  • The development of thermodynamic models, and their use in conjunction with FactSage, to predict phase equilibria and thermodynamic properties in oxide systems.
  • Reaction kinetics and mechanisms in metal and materials processing, smelting and refining; in particular, gas/solid reactions.

Teaching and Learning:

Prof Hayes’ teaching interests include pyrometallurgy, chemical thermodynamics, and physical and chemical processing of minerals.

He is author of the textbook “Process Selection in Minerals and Materials Production” by P.C. Hayes, Hayes Publishing Co, Sherwood, Brisbane, 3rd ed. 2004, and has been activity involved in program and curriculum development in the field of metallurgical engineering over a several decades.

Projects:

  1. A novel low-energy process route for primary copper production utilising synergistic hydro- and pyrometallurgical processes.
  2. The significant impacts of morphological and interface stability on gas/solid reaction kinetics and for metals production.
  3. Phase equilibria studies and the formation of iron ore sinters for the iron blast furnace.
  4. Fundamental experimental and modelling studies of slag/metal/gas systems in support of sustainable copper smelting and converting technologies.

Research Impacts

2004 TMS Science Award (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society's (TMS) Extraction and Processing Division the best research paper in recognition of a series of six research papers published in the leading scientific journal Metallurgical & Materials Transactions B. (co-recipients E. Jak and P.C. Hayes)

2004 CRC Association Award for Excellence in Innovation awarded to CAST CRC – supervised the original fundamental research for the role played in the development of SF6 cover gas technology for magnesium melt protection.

2008 Billiton Gold Medal award - best publication in Trans IMMC; "Phase equilibria in the system FeO-Fe2O3-Al2O3-CaO-SiO2, with applications to non-ferrous smelting slags", Trans IMM C., 2008 vol.117(3), pp.147-152.(co-recipients E. Jak, B. Zhao and P.C. Hayes)

2009 Metallurgical Society of CIM, Non-Ferrous Pyrometallurgy Best Paper Award for ., High Temperature softening behaviour of Imperial Smelting Furnace sinters in Air’, Can Met Quart., 2008, vol 47, no.2 pp. 139-148. (co-recipients B. Zhao, E. Jak E and P.C. Hayes.)

2010 TMS Science Award (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society's (TMS)) Extraction and Processing Divisionthe best research paper for a series of four research papers published in the leading scientific journal Metallurgical & Materials Transactions B. "Phase Equilibria in Ferrous Calcium Silicates, Parts I-IV" (co-recipients S. Nikolic, P.C. Hayes, H. Henao, E. Jak)"

2012 TMS Science Award (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society's (TMS)) Extraction and Processing Division for the best research paper published in the leading scientific journal Metallurgical & Materials Transactions B. “Stability Criteria for Product Microstructures Formed on Gaseous Reduction of Solid Metal Oxides” (recipient: P.C. Hayes)

Most cited article in J. Applied Surface Science 2008-2010.

Yamashita T. and Hayes P.C., Analysis of XPS spectra of Fe2+ and Fe3+ ions in oxide materials, Applied Surface Sci., 2007, vol. 254(8), pp. 2441-2449.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Metallury, Newcastle(UK)
  • Masters of Science (Metallurgy), Newcastle(UK)
  • PhD Metallurgy, University of Strathclyde

Publications

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • (2013) Doctor Philosophy

  • (2011) Master Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Hayes, Peyer (2014). Reaction system performance. In Seetharaman, Seshadri (Ed.), Treatise on process metallurgy (pp. 939-942) Kidlington, Oxford United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-096986-2.00020-5

  • Hayes, Peter (2013). Chemical kinetics + phase changes + shape changes. In Seshadri Seetharaman, Alexander McLean, Roderick Guthrie and Seetharaman Sridhar (Ed.), Process Fundamentals (pp. 891-918) Kidlington, Oxford, UK: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-096986-2.00018-7

  • Hayes, Peter (2013). Chemical reaction kinetics. In Seshadri Seetharaman, Alexander McLean, Roderick Guthrie and Seetharaman Sridhar (Ed.), Process Fundamentals (pp. 831-852) Kidlington, Oxford, UK: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-096986-2.00015-1

  • Hayes, Peter (2013). Chemical reactions at moving surfaces: shape change, no phase change. In Seshadri Seetharaman, Alexander McLean, Roderick Guthrie and Seetharaman Sridhar (Ed.), Process Fundamentals (pp. 853-874) Kidlington, Oxford, UK: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-096986-2.00016-3

  • Hayes, Peter (2013). Factors influencing reaction area. In Seshadri Seetharaman, Alexander McLean, Roderick Guthrie and Seetharaman Sridhar (Ed.), Process Fundamentals (pp. 919-937) Kidlington, Oxford, UK: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-096986-2.00019-9

  • Hayes, Peter and Jak, Eugene (2013). Introduction to metallurgical processing. In Seshadri Seetharaman, Alexander McLean, Roderick Guthrie and Seetharaman Sridhar (Ed.), Process Fundamentals (pp. 15-42) Kidlington, Oxford, UK: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-096986-2.00001-1

  • Hayes, Peter (2013). Phase formation reactions. In Seshadri Seetharaman, Alexander McLean, Roderick Guthrie and Seetharaman Sridhar (Ed.), Process Fundamentals (pp. 875-889) Kidlington, Oxford, UK: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-096986-2.00017-5

  • Hayes, Peter (2013). Reaction kinetics. In Seshadri Seetharaman, Alexander McLean, Roderick Guthrie and Seetharaman Sridhar (Ed.), Process Fundamentals (pp. 817-829) Kidlington, Oxford, UK: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-096986-2.00014-X

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Hawker, William, Vaughan, James, Hayes, Peter and Jak, Evgueni (2014). Copper processing. Australian Provisional Patent # 2014900280.

  • Hawker, William, Vaughan, James and Hayes, Peter (2013). Copper processing method. Australian Provisional Patent Application # 2013904688.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision