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

Ms Anita Whybrow
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 the Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) at The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia.

Previously, he was the Founding Director of SMI¹s Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry, which conducts research towards achieving sustainable water management in the sector.

Professor Moran has published widely in the scientific literature and broader media. He serves on various government panels and committees, as well as UQ boards. He was a Director of the International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC), and has had formal advising roles for state and federal governments on nutrient management, groundwater, coal seam gas and underground coal gasification.

Professor Moran's objective is to connect the multiple disciplines involved in minerals and energy to meet the challenges of demand and supply into the future.

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