The Queensland Government will fund three Queensland scientists who are working on innovative research to find solutions to mining industry challenges which include safety.
The scientists will share in $540,000 research funding by the state government. Each of the recipients will receive $180,000 over three years.
The funding is part of more than $10 million awarded under the Queensland Government’s first round of Advance Queensland Research Fellowship and Ph.D. Scholarship programs.
“Queensland is recognized internationally for its research in mining and engineering and we are home to many brilliant scientists, who work in a number of institutions and joint ventures, are working to develop new technologies and bring them to commercial success,” said Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch.
“These Advance Queensland Research Fellowships will assist the mining industry with addressing current challenges and developing innovative solutions to help Queensland remain internationally competitive.”
Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham highlighted the importance of the mining sector to the economy.
“While the mining sector is currently facing global challenges, it remains vital to our economy,” said Mr. Lynham.
“Important issues like increasing productivity, improving safety, reducing employment impacts, and training future mining engineers are being addressed with support from the $180 million Advance Queensland initiatives.
“These scientists will partner with industry organisations to ensure the research is translated into real practical application.”
More information about the recipients can be obtained on the Advance Queensland website.