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About Us

  • Contibuting institutes to the Global Comminution Collaborative:

    CMR – Centre for Minerals Research
    Chalmers – Rock Processing Systems Chalmers
    iPAT  iPAT
    Hacettepe  Hacettepe University Logo
    LTM  LTM Logo


    Contibuting Universities to the Global Comminution Collaborative:

    UQ The University of Queensland a body corporate constituted under the University of Queensland Act 1998 (Qld) of Brisbane in the State of Queensland 4072
    Chalmers Chalmers University of Technology, Corporate Identity No 556479, of SE-412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Hacettepe Hacettepe University having its registered office at Haccetteppe Universiti, R2ktorlugy Sihhiye 06100 Ankara Turkei
    UCT University of Cape Town acting through its Mineral Processing Research Unit, Rondebosh 7701, South Africa
    Rio Fundação Coordenação de Projetos, Pesquisas e Estudos Tecnológicos – COPPETEC, a private nonprofit foundation purpose, established in 03/12/93
    TU Braunschweig TU Braunschweig is the oldest university of technology in Germany. It was founded in 1745 as Collegium Carolinum.
  • Objectives of the GCC

    Joint research and development that will address the industry needs and the future evolution of the industry by the members.  This will include, but not be restricted to the following areas:

    • Develop to our potential of producing top research outputs on challenging and interesting topics
    • Deliver the best outputs on the wide front of comminution skills needed by the worldwide mineral processing industry
    • Delivery of practical improved to operating plans
    • Contribute to the improvement in the future plant design and operation
    • Product top quality skilled personnel for the minerals industry.
    • Identification of the opportunities for improving plant performance through on-site review and research
    • Practical implementation of site-based opportunities
    • Accurate models of process equipment, including response to ore variability and focussing on mechanistic fully predictivemodelling capability that incorporates variability and mineral structure.
    • Meaningful ore characterisation tests
    • Incorporation of liberation into process models
    • Circuit design – including incorporating new and novel equipment
    • Minimisation of energy and water use and of environmental impact


    One of the key objectives of the GCC is to provide the opportunity for postgraduate students to participate in the research activities. Postgraduate students could be enrolled at any of the parties of the GCC which being jointly supervised across participating universities.