Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University Of Queensland
Associate Professor Liza Forbes specialises in mineral flotation with specific focus on flotation reagent chemistry, mineral surface chemistry and base-metal sulphide electrochemistry.
Liza’s main interest lies in integrating fundamental and applied aspects of flotation research to develop new and improved processing technologies. Liza is currently the Group Leader for JKMRC’s Flotation Chemistry program.
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. 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. Liza is currently Technical Director for the Collaborative Consortium for Coarse Particle Processing Research (CPR) and the UQ Node Leader for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals (CoE Minerals).