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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
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Editors

Prof. Dr. Paul Sylvester

Editor-in-Chief
Endowed Pevehouse Chair, Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053, USA
Website: geosciences.ttu.edu/people/sylvester.php | pauljsylvester.com
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Interests: laser ablation ICP-MS; automated SEM; accessory mineral geochronology; mineral geochemistry; ore mineralogy; shale mineralogy
Dr. Adrian Jones

Associate Editor
Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/earth-sciences/people/staff/academic/jones
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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 *

Associate Editor
Department of Geology and Mineral Resources Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
Website: http://www.ntnu.no
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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'
Contribution
Prof. Dr. Robert Larry Grayson *

Former Editor-in-Chief
Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 103A Hosler Building, State College, PA 16802, USA
Website: http://www.eme.psu.edu/faculty/grayson.html
Interests: mine safety and health; risk management; underground mining; coal mining methods and management
* Editor-in-Chief of Minerals from 2010 until January 2013.
Contribution
Prof. Dr. Stephen E. Haggerty *

Former Editor-in-Chief
Department Earth & Environmental Sciences PC 344, Florida International University, University Park, Miami, FL 33199, USA
Website: http://www.geo.umass.edu/faculty/haggerty/
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. Daniel M. Deocampo

Department of Geosciences, Georgia State University, 24 Peachtree Ctr Avenue, Kell Hall 340, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Website: http://geosciences.gsu.edu/profile/daniel-m-deocampo/
Interests: clay mineralogy; carbonates; low-temperature diagenesis; sedimentology; limnogeology; soils and paleosols; X-ray diffraction
Prof. Dr. Karen Hudson-Edwards

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Birkbeck, University of London London WC1E 7HX UK
Website: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/geology/our-staff/karen-hudson-edwards
Interests: mine waste characterization; management and remediation; environmental mineralogy; mineral-microbe interactions; mineral dissolution; sulfate minerals; biogeochemical cycles; economic geology
Contribution: Special Issue: Mine Waste Characterization, Management and Remediation
Dr. Huifang Xu

Department of Geoscience, and Materials Science Program, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1215 West Dayton Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
Website: http://www.geology.wisc.edu/~hfxu/
Interests: nano-mineralogy; mineral-water interactions; rock-forming minerals; transmission electron microscopy; electron diffraction; clay minerals; mineral surfaces; mineral defects
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Dold

SUMIRCO (Sustainable Mining Research & Consult EIRL), Casilla 28, San Pedro de la Paz 4130000, Chile
Website: http://www.sumirco.com/
Interests: economic geology; mineralogy; geochemistry; geomicrobiology; biogeochemical cycles; biogeometallurgy; mine waste management; mine waste characterization and prediction; sustainability; hydrogeology; sustainable georesources management
Contribution: Special Issue: Mine Waste Characterization, Management and Remediation
Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias

Geosciences Institute, IGEO (CSIC-UCM) Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas C/ José Antonio Novais, 2 Ciudad Universitaria 28040 Madrid, SPAIN
Website: http://tierra.rediris.es/jmfrias/
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
Contribution: 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
Prof. Dr. Yuehua Hu

School of Minerals Processing and Bioengineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
Website: http://mpb.its.csu.edu.cn/mpb/pages/shi_detail.jsp?parent_key=/team&tid=15
Interests: Minerals Processing;Crystal chemistry of Minerals;Solution chemistry of flotation;Electrochemistry of flotation; Wastewater treatment;
Dr. Anna H. Kaksonen

CSIRO Land and Water, 147 Underwood Avenue, Floreat, WA 6014, Australia
Website: http://www.csiro.au/people/Anna.Kaksonen.aspx
Interests: biohydrometallurgy; biogeochemistry; bioleaching; biooxidation; bioreduction; bioprecipitation; bioremediation; microbiology; resource recovery; sustainability
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Biohydrometallurgy
Prof. Dr. Antonio Simonetti

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
Website: http://www3.nd.edu/~asimonet/
Interests: isotope geochemistry; geochronology; laser ablation-ICP-MS; nuclear forensics; geochemistry; igneous petrology; carbonatites
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Mineral Geochronology
Prof. Dr. Luca Bindi

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Firenze, 50121, Florence, Italy
Website: http://www.unifi.it/p-doc2-2013-200010-B-3f2a3d32323031.html
Interests: aperiodic crystals; coordination chemistry; crystal chemistry; phase transitions; sulfides; sulfosalts; structural chemistry; determination of structure; twinning; x-ray diffraction
Dr. Saiied Aminossadati

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Website: http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/735
Interests: mine ventilation; heat and gas management; fibre-optic sensing in mining; thermofluids; nanofluids
Contribution: Special Issue: Advanced Underground Mine Ventilation and Monitoring Systems
Prof. Dr. Mostafa Fayek

Department of Geological Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada
Website: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/environment/departments/geo_sciences/ research_facilities/MostafaFayek.html
Interests: Uranium deposits; mine tailings; mineralogy; nuclear waste disposal; isotopes; SIMS; geo-fluids
Contribution: Special Issue: Uranium Minerals: From Resources to Environmental Impact
Dr. Massimiliano Zanin

Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus, Mawson Lakes 5095 SA, Australia
Website: http://w3.unisa.edu.au/iwri/staffpages/massimilianozanin.asp
Interests: minerals processing; froth flotation; recycling; process optimization; sustainable use of resources
Dr. David Phillips

School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3010, VIC, Australia
Website: http://www.findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person7113
Interests: ore deposit geology; 40Ar/39Ar geochronology; mantle mineralogy; diamonds; mineral inclusions in diamonds
Dr. Michael Hitch

Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Website: http://www.acsmp.unsw.edu.au/staff/michael-hitch
Interests: mineral economics and mine planning; mineral carbonation and CO2 sequestration; mineral slurry transportation systems
Contribution: Special Issue: Mineral Presorting
Dr. Frank Wendler

Institute for Applied Geosciences (AGW) , Karlsruhe Institute of Technology , Kaiserstraße 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Website: http://www.iaf.hs-karlsruhe.de/ice/ice/nestler/index.php?id=13&tx_hsistaff_pi1[uid]=9&tx_hsistaff_pi1[mode]=1&cHash=fd4aab987c
Interests: modelling and simulation; multiscale modeling; hydrothermal; growth; rock vein sealing; partially molten rocks; micromagnetism; displacive phase transitions
Dr. Panagiotis Voudouris

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Geology & Geoenvironment, Dept. of Mineralogy and Petrology, Panepistimioupolis-Ano Ilisia, 15784 Athens, Greece
Website: http://www.voudouris.org/
Interests: Ore mineralogy; magmatic-hydrothermal deposits; geochemistry; hydrothermal alteration
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Rhenium Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Industrial Uses
Special Issue: Reviews and Recent Advances on Gemology
Prof. Dr. Tuncel M. Yegulalp

Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Henry Krumb School of Mines, Columbia University, 500 West 120th St., New York, NY 10027, USA
Website: http://www.columbia.edu/~yegulalp/
Interests: mining engineering/operations research; statistics; carbon capture; zero emission power plants; methane hydrates
Contribution: Special Issue: CO2 Sequestration by Mineral Carbonation: Challenges and Advances
Prof. Dr. Thomas N. Kerestedjian

Department of Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 24 Acad. Georgi Bonchev str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Website: http://www.geology.bas.bg/~thomas
Interests: mineralogy; ore geology; crystal growth; crystal structure; powder diffraction; crystal morphology; sector zoning; twining; environmental mineralogy; geochemistry; databases
Dr. Fleurice Parat

Geosciences Montpellier UMR 5243 - CC 60, Universite Montpellier 2, Place E. Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier cedex 5, France
Website: http://www.gm.univ-montp2.fr/spip/spip.php?article1232
Interests: igneous petrology; mineralogy; geochemistry; volcanology
Dr. Radostina G. Atanassova

Department of Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 24 Acad. Georgi Bonchev str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Website: http://www.geology.bas.bg/~radi/
Interests: ore mineralogy; crystal growth and morphology; environmental mineralogy
Dr. Motohiko Murakami

Department of Earth and Planetary Materials Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578, Japan
Website: http://epms.es.tohoku.ac.jp/minphys/murakami/Welcome.html
Interests: high-pressure mineral physics; mineralogy of deep planetary interior
Dr. Dimitrina Dimitrova

Department of Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 24 Acad. Georgi Bonchev Str. 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Website: http://www.geology.bas.bg/~didi/
Interests: ore mineralogy; Au, Ag and base metal deposits; mineral transformations; environmental mineralogy; geochemistry; LA-ICP-MS
Dr. Catherine W. Skinner

Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, Box 208109, New Haven, CT 06520-8109, USA
Website: http://earth.geology.yale.edu/people/moreinfo.cgi?netid=cs78
Interests: biominerals; minerals and health; particulates inorganic and biologic; asbestos
Dr. Alireza Somarin

Office: 2-09 Brodie Science Building, Department of Geology, Brandon University,Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6A9, Canada
Website: http://www.brandonu.ca/geology/faculty-staff/somarin/
Interests: mineralogy; geochemistry; hydrothermal alteration; ore deposit
Dr. Caroline Peacock

School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
Website: http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/people/c.peacock
Interests: biogeochemistry; metal-mineral-microbe interactions; mineral-water interfaces; trace-elements; palaeoenvironments; synchrotron spectroscopy
Contribution: Special Issue: Interactions between Microbes and Minerals
Prof. Dr. David Cliff

Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC), The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, 4072, Australia
Website: http://www.uq.edu.au/uqexperts/profile.php?staff_id=1964
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
Contribution: 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
Prof. Dr. Mauro Prencipe

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Turin, 10125, Torino, Italy
Website: http://geologia.campusnet.unito.it/do/docenti.pl/Show?_id=mprencip
Interests: quantum-mechanical simulation; equation of state; IR and Raman spectroscopy; thermodynamic; chemical bond in minerals
Prof. Dr. William Skinner

Strand Leader, Minerals and Resource Engineering, Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus, 5095, South Australia
Website: http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/staff/Homepage.asp?Name=William.Skinner
Interests: mineral processing; surface chemistry; flotation; XPS; ToF-SIMS; synchrotron science; hydrometallurgy
Prof. Dr. Raymond M. Coveney, Jr

Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri–Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA
Website: http://cas.umkc.edu/geosciences/profiles/Raymond-M-Coveney.asp
Interests: mineralization; ore geology; sampling; mineral exploration; exploration geology; minerals; economic geology; fluid inclusions; ore deposits
Prof. Dr. Steve Weiner

Department of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Herzl St 234, 7610001 Rehovot, Israel
Website: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/Structural_Biology/Weiner/microarchaeology
Interests: biomineralization; microarchaeology; bone formation; bone structure; tooth function; precursor minerals in biology; infrared spectroscopy; minerals in archaeology; atomic order in minerals; mineral diagenesis
Prof. Dr. Naoko Okibe

Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Website: http://hyoka.ofc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/search/details/K003886/english.html
Interests: biohydrometallurgy; biomining; bioleaching; biooxidation; bioreduction; metal bioremediation; geomicrobiology
Dr. Thomas Mütze

Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering and Mineral Processing, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Agricolastraße 1, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
Website: http://tu-freiberg.de/user/1003
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

Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi 753-8512, Japan
Website: http://web.cc.yamaguchi-u.ac.jp/~nagashim/index_eng.html
Interests: natural and synthetic minerals especially containing transition elements; minerals formed under low-grade metamorphism and hydrothermal activity; hydrogen bond
Prof. Dr. Yiliang Li

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Website: http://www.earthsciences.hku.hk/people/academic-staff/dr-li-yiliang
Interests: astrobiology; geobiology; mineralogy; nano-earth materials; biomineralization; planetary materials
Dr. Tiziana Boffa-Ballaran

Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Universitaet Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany
Website: http://www.bgi.uni-bayreuth.de/?page=4&mode=s&id=58
Interests: high-pressure mineralogy; Earth's mantle mineralogy; mineral elasticity; mineral solid solutions; planetary materials; X-ray diffraction
Prof. Dr. Lifei Zhang

MOE Key Laboratory of Orogenic Belts and Crustal Evolution, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Website: http://sess.pku.edu.cn/admin_aspcms/_teacher/entedetail.asp?tID=FCgh6PyL
Interests: metamorphic geology; subduction-zone metamorphism; HP-UHP metamorphic rocks; metamorphic and deep carbon cycle; orogenic belt and metamorphism
Dr. Eric D. van Hullebusch

Laboratoire Géomatériaux et Environnement, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, 77420 Champs-sur-Marne, France
Website: http://ericvanh.pagesperso-orange.fr/
Interests: biogeochemistry of heavy metals and metalloids in engineered ecosystems; biohydrometallurgy; minerals bioweathering; biomineralogy; selenium biogeochemistry
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
Dr. Johan Yans

Department of Geology, NaGRIDD, University of Namur, Rue de Bruxelles, 61, 5000 Namur, Belgium
Website: https://directory.unamur.be/staff/jyans
Interests: supergene ores; weathering; Calamine; regolite; saprolite; stratigraphy; social impacts of mining
Dr. Nawshad Haque

CSIRO Mineral Resources, Bayview Avenue, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia
Website: http://people.csiro.au/H/N/Nawshad-Haque
Interests: mineral processing; environmental and economic evaluation; plant design and flowsheeting; life cycle assessment
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