Maziar starts MPhil on wear resistant white cast irons

Maziar Jokari recently joined the mineAlloy team as MPhil student at the University of Queensland, working on the development of new grades of white cast iron for application in ore chute liners. Maziar’s expertise in materials engineering and tribology are a good match for the alloy development and evaluation program, led by Dr Jeff Gates and conducted in collaboration with IXL Metal Castings.

Bruker UMT training

Researchers from Deakin University attended a 3-day training on the new Bruker UMT tribometer. The new instrument is a very flexible platform to assess the mechanical and tribological properties of materials. Moreover, the programming capability will allow researchers to run multiple tests on one sample or on multiple samples, which makes this instrument a good complement for our alloy development program.

Researchers wanted

The mineAlloy team at Deakin University has recently advertised four research positions:

• Research Engineer, Wear – (Deakin job 180738, Seek, LinkedIn)

• Research Fellow or Associate Research Fellow, Mechanics of Wear – (Deakin job 180727, Seek, LinkedIn)

• Research Fellow or Associate Research Fellow, Computational Plasticity – (Deakin job 180729, Seek, LinkedIn)

• Research Fellow or Associate Research Fellow, FEA and DEM – (Deakin job 180728, Seek, LinkedIn)

Please follow the links provided to learn more about these roles and get in touch if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

IMARC 2018

mineAlloy took part in IMARC 2018, sharing a booth with Gekko Systems. The event was a great success, with record number of attendees and a growing expo of equipment and mining technology. The speakers covered a wide range of topics and offered a good overview of the state-of-the-art to mining professionals.