Professor Chris Moran
Professor Chris Moran

BScAgr (Hons) Sydney, PhD Sydney

Phone: +61 (7) 3346 4079
Fax: +61 (7) 3346 4045
Office: Sir James Foots Building, College Road, St Lucia [See map]
Post: Sustainable Minerals Institute,
University of Queensland, QLD 4072

Executive Assistant

Mrs Karen Hendrickson
Phone: +61 (7) 3346 4079
Fax: +61 (7) 3346 4045

Areas of responsibility

The Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) leads and coordinates the minerals related research within the University. SMI has six member Centres:


Professor Chris Moran is Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland. Prior to working at SMI, Professor Moran spent 16 years with CSIRO where he specialised in spatial science. With more than two decades experience in natural resources and water management and sustainability, his expertise is recognised internationally.

Professor Moran has published a significant number of scientific articles, technical reports, and commercial and government information papers. He serves on various government panels and committees, as well as UQ boards.

As the SMI Director, Professor Moran is responsible for research into all aspects of life of mine. His vision is to integrate the Institute’s existing disciplinary excellence into NextMine, which will address the complex and multi-faceted challenges facing the resources industry.

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