Minerals — Editors

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Mr. Fan Wang

Assistant Editor
MDPI Wuhan Office, No.6 Jingan Road, 5.5 Creative Industry Park, Floor 25th. 430064 Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
E-Mail: fan.wang@mdpi.com

Editors

Prof. Dr. Paul Sylvester (Website1, Website2)

Editor-in-Chief
Endowed Pevehouse Chair, Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053, USA
E-Mail: paul.sylvester.botdefense.please.enable.javaScript.ttu.edu
Interests: laser ablation ICP-MS; automated SEM; accessory mineral geochronology; mineral geochemistry; ore mineralogy; shale mineralogy
Dr. Adrian Jones (Website)

Associate Editor
Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
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Interests: carbonatites; deep carbon mineralogy; rare earth minerals; shocked minerals; impact deposits; alkaline igneous rocks; igneous layered intrusions; diamond
Prof. Dr. Kota Hanumantha Rao * (Website)

Associate Editor
Department of Geology and Mineral Resources Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
E-Mail: hanumantha.rao.kota.botdefense.please.enable.javaScript.ntnu.no
Interests: surface and pulp chemistry of flotation; flotation of sulphide, industrial, silicate and iron minerals; molecular modelling of inorganic/organic interfaces; minerals bioprocessing; coal preparation
* Section 'Mineral Processing'
Special Issues and Collections
Prof. Dr. Robert Larry Grayson * (Website)

Former Editor-in-Chief
Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 103A Hosler Building, State College, PA 16802, USA
Interests: mine safety and health; risk management; underground mining; coal mining methods and management
* Editor-in-Chief of Minerals from 2010 until January 2013.
Special Issues and Collections
Prof. Dr. Stephen E. Haggerty * (Website)

Former Editor-in-Chief
Department Earth & Environmental Sciences PC 344, Florida International University, University Park, Miami, FL 33199, USA
Interests: oxide and sulfide minerals and related ore deposits [especially Fe, Fe-Ti, Mn, Cr]; PGEs; gem stones [especially diamonds]; deep Earth mantle mineralogy
* Editor-in-Chief of Minerals from 2013 until March 2016

Editorial Board

Dr. Saiied Aminossadati (Website)

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: mine ventilation; heat and gas management; fibre-optic sensing in mining; thermofluids; nanofluids
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Advanced Underground Mine Ventilation and Monitoring Systems
Dr. Radostina G. Atanassova (Website)

Department of Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 24 Acad. Georgi Bonchev str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: ore mineralogy; crystal growth and morphology; environmental mineralogy
Prof. Dr. Luca Bindi (Website)

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Firenze, 50121, Florence, Italy
Interests: aperiodic crystals; coordination chemistry; crystal chemistry; phase transitions; sulfides; sulfosalts; structural chemistry; determination of structure; twinning; x-ray diffraction
Dr. Tiziana Boffa-Ballaran (Website)

Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Universitaet Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany
Interests: high-pressure mineralogy; Earth's mantle mineralogy; mineral elasticity; mineral solid solutions; planetary materials; X-ray diffraction
Prof. Dr. Saeed Chehreh Chelgani (Website)

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Interests: mineral processing; flotation; surface chemistry; rare earth processing; coal preparation; graphite processing; leaching; modeling; neural network; random forest
Prof. Dr. David Chew (Website)

Department of Geology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
Interests: laser-ablation ICPMS; U-Pb geochronology; low-temperature thermochronology; exhumation studies of mountain belts and passive margins; LA-ICPMS trace-element mapping; trace-element geochemistry of accessory mineral phases; detrital provenance studies
Prof. Dr. Raymond M. Coveney, Jr (Website)

Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri–Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA
Interests: mineralization; ore geology; sampling; mineral exploration; exploration geology; minerals; economic geology; fluid inclusions; ore deposits
Prof. Dr. Shifeng Dai

State Key Laboratory of Coal Resources and Safe Mining, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), Beijing 100083, China
Interests: coal mineralogy; coal geochemistry; coal petrology, coal geochemistry, and coal combustion products
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Minerals in Coal
Dr. Daniel M. Deocampo (Website)

Department of Geosciences, Georgia State University, 24 Peachtree Ctr Avenue, Kell Hall 340, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Interests: clay mineralogy; carbonates; low-temperature diagenesis; sedimentology; limnogeology; soils and paleosols; X-ray diffraction
Dr. Dimitrina Dimitrova (Website)

Department of Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 24 Acad. Georgi Bonchev Str. 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: ore mineralogy; Au, Ag and base metal deposits; mineral transformations; environmental mineralogy; geochemistry; LA-ICP-MS
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Dold (Website)

SUMIRCO (Sustainable Mining Research & Consult EIRL), Casilla 28, San Pedro de la Paz 4130000, Chile
Interests: economic geology; mineralogy; geochemistry; geomicrobiology; biogeochemical cycles; biogeometallurgy; mine waste management; mine waste characterization and prediction; sustainability; hydrogeology; sustainable georesources management
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Mine Waste Characterization, Management and Remediation
Prof. Dr. Roderick Eggert (Website)

Division of Economics & Business, Colorado School of Mines, St, Golden, CO 80401, USA
Interests: mineral and metal markets; minerals policy; mining sustainability and sustainable development; rare earths and other technology metals
Prof. Dr. Mostafa Fayek (Website)

Department of Geological Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada
Interests: Uranium deposits; mine tailings; mineralogy; nuclear waste disposal; isotopes; SIMS; geo-fluids
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Uranium Minerals: From Resources to Environmental Impact
Prof. Dr. Ulrich A. Glasmacher (Website)

Thermochronology and Archaeometry Group, Institute of Earth Sciences, University Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 234, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: thermochronology; long-term landscape evolution; structural evolution; material science with accelerated ions; geo-bio interaction; archaeometry; luminescence; ore deposits and economic geology
Dr. Ignacio Gonzalez-Alvarez (Website)

CSIRO, 26 Dick Perry Ave., Kensington, WA 6151, Australia
Interests: sedimentary geochemistry; deep weathering; landscape evolution; mineral exploration; hydrothermal systems
Dr. Nawshad Haque (Website)

CSIRO Mineral Resources, Bayview Avenue, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia
Interests: mineral processing; environmental and economic evaluation; plant design and flowsheeting; life cycle assessment
Dr. Michael Hitch (Website)

Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: mineral economics and mine planning; mineral carbonation and CO2 sequestration; mineral slurry transportation systems
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Mineral Presorting
Prof. Dr. Yuehua Hu (Website)

School of Minerals Processing and Bioengineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
Interests: Minerals Processing;Crystal chemistry of Minerals;Solution chemistry of flotation;Electrochemistry of flotation; Wastewater treatment;
Prof. Dr. Karen Hudson-Edwards (Website)

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Birkbeck, University of London London WC1E 7HX UK
Interests: mine waste characterization; management and remediation; environmental mineralogy; mineral-microbe interactions; mineral dissolution; sulfate minerals; biogeochemical cycles; economic geology
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Mine Waste Characterization, Management and Remediation
Dr. Anna H. Kaksonen (Website)

CSIRO Land and Water, 147 Underwood Avenue, Floreat, WA 6014, Australia
Interests: bioclogging, biocorrosion, bioenergy, biofouling, biogeochemistry, bioleaching, biomining, biooxidation, bioprecipitation, bioprocessing, bioreduction, bioremediation, environmental biotechnology, environmental microbiology, industrial microbiology, microbial ecology, microbial taxonomy, resource recovery, waste management, wastewater treatment, water distribution, water treatment
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Advances in Biohydrometallurgy
In other journals:
Special Issue: Microorganisms for Environmental and Industrial Applications
Prof. Dr. Thomas N. Kerestedjian (Website)

Department of Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 24 Acad. Georgi Bonchev str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: mineralogy; ore geology; crystal growth; crystal structure; powder diffraction; crystal morphology; sector zoning; twining; environmental mineralogy; geochemistry; databases
Prof. Dr. Yiliang Li (Website)

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Interests: astrobiology; geobiology; mineralogy; nano-earth materials; biomineralization; planetary materials
Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias (Website)

Geosciences Institute, IGEO (CSIC-UCM) Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas C/ José Antonio Novais, 2 Ciudad Universitaria 28040 Madrid, SPAIN
Interests: planetary geology; astrobiology; natural resources of near earth space and sustainability; geo and biomarkers; extreme environments and planetary habitability; geodiversity and biodiversity; natural hazards and planetary ecosystems; mineralogy; geoethics in earth and space sciences; geoeducation; science and technology for development; emerging sciences, cultural implications; new paradigms
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Meteorites and Cosmic Mineralogy
In other journals:
Special Issue: Astrobiology and Sustainability
Special Issue: Challenges in Astrobiology
Special Issue: Planetary Geosciences and Space Exploration
Special Issue: Challenges in Astrobiology II
Special Issue: Geosciences and Future Earth
Special Issue: Geoethics and Geosciences
Dr. Motohiko Murakami (Website)

Department of Earth and Planetary Materials Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578, Japan
Interests: high-pressure mineral physics; mineralogy of deep planetary interior
Dr. Thomas Mütze (Website)

Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering and Mineral Processing, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Agricolastraße 1, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
Interests: particle bed behavior; HPGR; VRM; grinding fundamentals; single particle breakage; grinding circuit design; dynamic air classification; static air classifiers; bulk handling; silo design
Dr. Mariko Nagashima (Website)

Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi 753-8512, Japan
Interests: natural and synthetic minerals especially containing transition elements; minerals formed under low-grade metamorphism and hydrothermal activity; hydrogen bond
Prof. Dr. Naoko Okibe (Website)

Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Interests: biohydrometallurgy; biomining; bioleaching; biooxidation; bioreduction; metal bioremediation; geomicrobiology
Dr. Fleurice Parat (Website)

Geosciences Montpellier UMR 5243 - CC 60, Universite Montpellier 2, Place E. Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier cedex 5, France
Interests: igneous petrology; mineralogy; geochemistry; volcanology
Dr. David Phillips (Website)

School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3010, VIC, Australia
Interests: ore deposit geology; 40Ar/39Ar geochronology; mantle mineralogy; diamonds; mineral inclusions in diamonds
Prof. Dr. Mauro Prencipe (Website)

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Turin, 10125, Torino, Italy
Interests: quantum-mechanical simulation; equation of state; IR and Raman spectroscopy; thermodynamic; chemical bond in minerals
Prof. Dr. Javier Sánchez-España

Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), c/Calera, 1, 28760 Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain
Interests: environmental mineralogy; hydrogeochemistry; biogeochemistry; geomicrobiology; metal-mineral-microbe interaction; biomineralization; biogeochemical cycles; metal transport; metal sorption; mineral solubility; acid mine drainage; lake research
Prof. Dr. Antonio Simonetti (Website)

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
Interests: isotope geochemistry; geochronology; laser ablation-ICP-MS; nuclear forensics; geochemistry; igneous petrology; carbonatites
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Advances in Mineral Geochronology
Dr. Catherine W. Skinner (Website)

Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, Box 208109, New Haven, CT 06520-8109, USA
Interests: biominerals; minerals and health; particulates inorganic and biologic; asbestos
Prof. Dr. William Skinner (Website)

Strand Leader, Minerals and Resource Engineering, Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus, 5095, South Australia
Interests: mineral processing; surface chemistry; flotation; XPS; ToF-SIMS; synchrotron science; hydrometallurgy
Dr. Alireza Somarin (Website)

Office: 2-09 Brodie Science Building, Department of Geology, Brandon University,Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6A9, Canada
Interests: mineralogy; geochemistry; hydrothermal alteration; ore deposit
Dr. Eric D. van Hullebusch (Website)

Laboratoire Géomatériaux et Environnement, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, 77420 Champs-sur-Marne, France
Interests: biogeochemistry of heavy metals and metalloids in engineered ecosystems; biohydrometallurgy; minerals bioweathering; biomineralogy; selenium biogeochemistry
Dr. Panagiotis Voudouris (Website)

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Geology & Geoenvironment, Dept. of Mineralogy and Petrology, Panepistimioupolis-Ano Ilisia, 15784 Athens, Greece
Interests: Ore mineralogy; magmatic-hydrothermal deposits; geochemistry; hydrothermal alteration
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Advances in Rhenium Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Industrial Uses
Special Issue: Reviews and Recent Advances on Gemology
Prof. Dr. Steve Weiner (Website)

Department of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Herzl St 234, 7610001 Rehovot, Israel
Interests: biomineralization; microarchaeology; bone formation; bone structure; tooth function; precursor minerals in biology; infrared spectroscopy; minerals in archaeology; atomic order in minerals; mineral diagenesis
Dr. Frank Wendler (Website)

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Herrmann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
Interests: modelling and simulation; multiscale modeling; hydrothermal; growth; rock vein sealing; partially molten rocks; micromagnetism; displacive phase transitions
Dr. Huifang Xu (Website)

Department of Geoscience, and Materials Science Program, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1215 West Dayton Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
Interests: nano-mineralogy; mineral-water interactions; rock-forming minerals; transmission electron microscopy; electron diffraction; clay minerals; mineral surfaces; mineral defects
Dr. Johan Yans (Website)

Department of Geology, NaGRIDD, University of Namur, Rue de Bruxelles, 61, 5000 Namur, Belgium
Interests: supergene ores; weathering; Calamine; regolite; saprolite; stratigraphy; social impacts of mining
Prof. Dr. Tuncel M. Yegulalp (Website)

Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Henry Krumb School of Mines, Columbia University, 500 West 120th St., New York, NY 10027, USA
Interests: mining engineering/operations research; statistics; carbon capture; zero emission power plants; methane hydrates
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: CO2 Sequestration by Mineral Carbonation: Challenges and Advances
Dr. Massimiliano Zanin (Website)

Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus, Mawson Lakes 5095 SA, Australia
Interests: minerals processing; froth flotation; recycling; process optimization; sustainable use of resources
Prof. Dr. Lifei Zhang (Website)

MOE Key Laboratory of Orogenic Belts and Crustal Evolution, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Interests: metamorphic geology; subduction-zone metamorphism; HP-UHP metamorphic rocks; metamorphic and deep carbon cycle; orogenic belt and metamorphism
Prof. Dr. David Cliff (Website)

Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC), The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, 4072, Australia
Interests: spontaneous combustion; fires; explosions; gas analysis; emergency preparedness; incident management; hours of work and OHS; occupational hygiene; fatigue; fitness for duty; coal mine fires; respirable dust; noise; occupational health and safety in mining
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Safety & Health in Mining
Special Issue: Taking Health and Safety in the Mining Industry into the 21st Century - Innovative solutions to difficult problems
Dr. Caroline Peacock (Website)

School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
Interests: biogeochemistry; metal-mineral-microbe interactions; mineral-water interfaces; trace-elements; palaeoenvironments; synchrotron spectroscopy
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Interactions between Microbes and Minerals
Dr. Pablo Cubillas (Website)

Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE, UK
Interests: low temperature aqueous geochemistry; mineral growth and dissolution; scanning probe microscopy; microporous materials; enhanced oil recovery; mineral-water interface geochemistry; organo-mineral interactions; environmental geochemistry
Dr. Abbas Taheri (Website)

School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, Australia
Interests: drilling performance; rock burst investigation; behaviour of cement paste backfill material; slope and underground opening stability; advanced laboratory and field testing methods; soil improvement methods
Dr. Jennifer Lee Broadhurst (Website)

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town, P/Bag Rondebosch 7700, South Africa
Interests: mine waste; sustainable development of mineral resources; acid mine drainage; mine closure planning; mine water
Prof. Paul Lusty (Website)

Ore Deposits and Commodities Team, British Geological Survey, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK
Interests: mineral economics and markets; critical raw materials; deep-ocean minerals; sulfide mineralization and related ore deposits (particularly volcanogenic massive sulfides)

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