June 2015
Stephen GranoI'd like to start this edition by thanking outgoing IMER manager Dr Jordan Parham for his dedicated service since joining the team in 2010.

It has been my pleasure to work with Jordan and see him deftly manage several major successful funding submissions including most recently the ARC Australian Copper-Uranium Transformation Research Hub; the Australian Energy Storage Knowledge Bank; and the Professorial Research Fellow in Unconventional Energy Resources. I am sorry to lose Jordan's skill and integrity but wish him success in his new appointment.

I look forward to working with our new managers Chris Matthews and Alison Washusen and know IMER is in good hands thanks to their complementary expertise in the resource and energy fields.

Read on to find out about our most recent award winners; strategies to match our expertise and facilities with BHP Billiton's research needs; and how your feedback has helped us produce an even better annual report.

Professor Stephen Grano
Executive Director

Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources, The University of Adelaide SA 5005 AUSTRALIA.
Phone:  61 8 8 313 1448+61 8 8 313 14+61 8 8 313 1448 +61 8 8 313 144 email: imer@adelaide.edu.au IMER Annual Report 2013

Jordan has moved on to the next challenge - find out more about our new IMER Managers.

OZ Minerals and the University of Adelaide have announced the signing of an innovative partnership to collaborate on new research opportunities. Read more 

research highlight

Soot is produced when fossil fuels are burnt and it is made up of many small particles that contain a range of pollutants. Soot particle size is directly related to its potential negative impacts on human health. Dr Zhiwei Sun is investing the type, size and volume of soot particles produced in different situations - read more.

Annual Report facelift thanks to survey
Thank you to everyone who took part in the survey to review the IMER 2013 Annual Report and e-newsletters. Your feedback has helped us revamp the annual report and we look forward to delivering this to you at the end of June. The lucky winner of the $80 book voucher was Peter Harris from Santos Ltd.

The 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials, Minerals and Environment (RAMM) and 2nd International Postgraduate Conference on Materials, Minerals and Polymer (MAMIP) will be held in Penang, Malaysia from 4-6 August 2015. More information

Olympic Dam presents at IMER Industry Innovation Seminar Series    


Seminar provides opportunities for collaboration to address industry issues. Read more.     


PRIF grant to investigate turning winery waste into energy

Dr Philip Kwong, School of Chemical Engineering, was awarded a Catalyst Research Grant from the Premier's Research and Industry Fund (PRIF). Phillip will receive $15 000 to collaborate with Treasury Wine Estates to turn waste products like grape marc and vineyard prunings into on-site renewable energy services and reduce the company's carbon footprint and water use.      

Best student paper at ASEG-PESA 2015 
Congratulations to Alex Robson, Australian School of Petroleum, for winning best student paper at the 24th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition (ASEG-PESA 2015) held in Perth in February. Alex's presentation was titled '3D seismic analysis of normal fault growth and interaction within a gravitational detachment delta system in the Ceduna Sub-Basin, Great Australian Bight'.       
World Geothermal Congress poster winner
Well done to Yohannes Lemma Didana, PhD candidate in the School of Physical Sciences, for winning best poster at the World Geothermal Congress held in Melbourne in April. Yohannes' poster was titled '2D and 3D conductivity model of the Tendaho High Enthalpy Geothermal field, NE Ethiopia'.