Felipe Saavedra, PhD – English
Felipe Saavedra, PhD
Research Fellow

Languages: Spanish, English

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Felipe is a Biologist from Universidad de Concepción, has a Master’s in Environmental Management in Natural Resource Management from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and a Ph.D in Environmental Engineering from the Sustainable Minerals Institute of The University of Queensland, Australia. He is an interdisciplinary researcher leading technological innovation for sustainable development in the areas of mine tailings and water management, circular economy in mining, and economic mine rehabilitation and closure.

He currently works as a Research Fellow, part of the Sustainability team, at SMI-ICE-Chile. In recent years, he has been coordinating the South American Network on Acid Prevention (SANAP) in Chile. He was a member of the expert panel for developing the National Mining Policy 2050, Stage I, and also participated in the Global Tailings Standard, a public consultation organised by the Global Tailings Review in Santiago, Chile, and is a current member of the Technical Committee of the Planning for Closure conference in Chile.

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