Executive Director

David Mulligan, PhD

David comes from a research and industry engagement background focussed on bringing together the multiple disciplines of science to address and develop solutions…

Research Leader

Douglas Aitken, PhD

Doug is a Civil and Environmental Engineer with a Ph.D from The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. His areas of specialisation include sustainable bioenergy…


Bárbara Alcayaga

Barbara is an Art Historian from The University of New Mexico, USA. She has Post-Graduate Diplomas in Human Capital Management from Universidad Adolfo

Senior Controller

Rodrigo Rivas

Rodrigo graduated as a General Accountant from Rigoberto Fontt Izquierdo School and is currently completing a Business Administration degree at Universidad Andres

Project Administrator

Claudia Maturana, MBA

Claudia has a Bachelor’s in Business Management and an MBA in International Business, both from Universidad Gabriela Mistral, Chile. She is passionate about…

Project Engineer

Ana Maria Rojo, MPhil

Ana María is a Chemical Engineer from Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile with a Master’s in Mineral Processing from The University of Queensland, Australia…

Project Coordinator

Antonio Rivero, MBA

Antonio is a Psychologist from Universidad de Chile with an MBA from Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, Australia. He has over 13 years of…

Adjunct Researcher

Camilo Rodriguez, MSc

Camilo is an Engineer in Biochemistry, Microbial Genetics and Food Sciences from the Institut Nacional des Sciencies Appliquées (INSA Toulouse) in Francia and has a…

Accounting Analyst

Daniel Álvarez

Daniel is a General Technical Accountant from DuocUC, with a focus on tax regulations. He has knowledge and experience in the management of operational and administrative…

Research Scientist

David Rubinos, PhD

David is Pharmacist with a Ph.D from Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The topic of his PhD thesis dissertation was the utilisation of bauxite red mud as liners…

Research Fellow

Felipe Saavedra, PhD

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…

Project Coordinator

Francisca Rivero

Francisca is a Social Worker from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and a Master’s in Applied Sciences in Habitat and Development from Leuven Catholic University

Junior Research Engineer

Giovana Garcia

Giovana is a Civil Mining Engineer from Universidad de Concepción, degree obtained with maximum distinction. She also has a Graduate Diploma in Responsible…

Research Geologist

Javier Quevedo

Javier is a Geologist from Universidad Mayor, Chile. He has experience in the iron industry as he did his internship at CAP Minería and his thesis project on the geometallurgy…

Junior Research Engineer

José Ojeda

José is a Mining Engineer from Universidad de Chile, focused on mineral processing, energy efficiency and optimisation through process modelling and simulation…

Administrative Accountant

Mónica González

Mónica is a Public Accountant from Universidad Panamericana del Puerto, Venezuela. She did her theoretical-practical training as a business administrator at Fundamental

Social Researcher

Nigel Wight, PhD Candidate

Nigel is an Economist from Queensland University of Technology, with a Master’s in Social Development from The University of Melbourne, both in Australia. Additionally…

Project Geologist

Olivia Mejías, MSc

Olivia is a Geologist from Universidad de Concepción and has a Master’s in Applied Mineralogy to Geometallurgy from the same university in Chile. She has over six years…

Office Coordinator

Paula San Miguel

Paula is a Publicist from IPEVE, now Universidad Diego Portales and a Journalist from Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile. She has over 20 years of experience in advertising…

Junior Research Engineer

Solange Vera

Solange is a Civil Metallurgical Engineer from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. She has experience in energy efficiency related to her thesis work developed in…

General Enquiries


+56 2 2307 9710


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The University of Queensland

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