Professor Dennis Buchanan (Course Director)
Emeritus Professor of Mining Geology & Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London
Professor Buchanan works jointly between the Department of Earth Science and Engineering and the Business School at Imperial College London and will act as the Course Director.
Professor Buchanan's current research interest lies in addressing the underlying technical principles applying to mineral projects and demonstrating how these influence financial modelling. He has 36 years’ experience teaching mining geology, mineral exploration and mineral project appraisal and is responsible for the MSc in Metals and Energy Finance. This is a joint degree between the Department of Earth Science and Engineering and the Business School at Imperial College. Professor Buchanan has worked as a Mining Geologist in both gold and platinum mines in South Africa and had wide experience as a consultant to industry, as an expert witness and in designing and delivering short courses for industry
Professor Tim Shaw
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering, Imperial College London
Professor Shaw was appointed to the Chair of Mining Engineering in 1980. Prior to that he held an academic appointment at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He entered the academic environment after a successful career in the South African mining industry where he had been Chief Consulting Engineer with the Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Company. He has extensive experience as a technical consultant, company director and in contributing short courses for industry.
Dr Stephen Neethling
Reader in Minerals Processing, Imperial College London
Dr Neethling has been carrying out research in minerals processing for the last 12 years. His main research interest is in the use of fundamental level models of processes occurring within various minerals separation techniques in order to improve both the operation and design of these systems. In particular, he is working on models and simulators for the froth flotation and heap leaching processes. He has carried out both research and consulting work for a number of major international mining companies.