Senior Research Technician
Dip Indust Chem
Gareth has 31 years’ experience with the CIMR group at the UON and previously 24 years with BHP Billiton in the field of carbon steel raw materials handling and analysis including the early evaluations on the Yandi and MAC ore bodies. This includes experience in pilot scale evaluation of iron ore and manganese sinter, pilot scale coke making, granulation of ore mixes and bed permeability along with mineralogy and phase identification including all aspects of sample preparation for reflected light microscopy. Image analysis evaluates porosity, pore shapes and phases though iron ores and coke. Gareth also has experience in Ferrous Burden evaluation including high temperature Softening and Melting, Reduction Index and Reduction and Degradation tests.
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