Hamid Reza Manouchehri holds Ph.D. in mineral processing with Mining Engineering background, having more than 30 years experiences in both industry and academia worldwide.
He has extensive experience and knowledge in mining (exploration and extraction), minerals and metallurgical processing including comminution, sorting, physical separation and extractive metallurgy as well as solid and water wastes management and recycling, feasibility studies for industrial projects. His expertise including
- Process design, optimization, plant layout,
- Designing and conducting technological tests in laboratory and pilot scales to prove the conceptual plant design and also improve recovery and efficiency in practices
- Collection, evaluation and interpretation of the acquired information/data to ensure process integrity based on designed criteria technically and economically.
- Strong capability to forecast the future and making strategy to implement the new technologies in a safe, secure and economically viable manner(s) and combine old and new technologies/processes.
His areas of interest are: Mining Exploration (geophysics and geochemistry), Mining Exploitation and Planning, Drilling, Geo-metallurgy, Sorting in mining and mineral processing (both particles and bulk sorting), Comminution (crushing and milling) Minerals Engineering, Minerals’ Flotation, Water recycling/treatment and management in plant practices, Physical Separation (i.e., Electrical Separation, Magnetic and Eddy-Current, and Gravity Separations, Waste Utilization and Recycling and Management, Minerals Economy, Beneficiation of Industrial Minerals
Hamid has worked extensively on different mining as well as mineral and metallurgical processing projects for different international mining companies, including Anglo American Platinum, Lundin, Vale (former Inco), BHP, EraMet, CSIRO, Freeport, etc.
Hamid is author of more than 60 papers published in international mineral and metallurgical journals and proceedings of international conferences. He has completed a number of technical reports (more than 70) for different mining and metallurgical companies worldwide.
Hamid is active reviewer and member of editorial board for Mining, Minerals and Exploration Journal (MME) – SME Journal. And, is active reviewer for two prestigious Journals, Minerals Engineering as well as Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review.