Key Note Speakers

We are happy that these Key Note Speakers will  be a part of our program:

Jürgen Brune, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Topic of his presentation: The 4th Industrial Revolution in the Mining Industry

EUR-ING. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen F. Brune, P.E. is a Professor of Practice in Mining Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM).  He received his undergraduate Diplom-Ingenieur degree in mining engineering from Clausthal University of Technology in Germany, a MSc in mining engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a doctorate in mining engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Clausthal University of Technology.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.


Kathryn Moore, Camborne School of Mines, UK

Topic of her presentation: The emerging niche for ethical small-scale mining

Kathryn Moore gained degree qualifications in geology (BSc), experimental petrology (PhD) and archaeology (Dip) from the University of Edinburgh, University of Bristol and National University of Ireland, Galway. She led the Magmatic Studies Group at the National University of Ireland, Galway from 1999 until she moved to the Camborne School of Mines in 2012, becoming lecturer in Critical and Green Technology Metals (linking to the British Geological Survey).


Barrie Johnson, Bangor University, UK

Topic of his presentation: The evolution, current status and future prospects for using biotechnologies in the mineral extraction and metal recovery sectors

Professor Barrie Johnson leads a large international research group researching into various aspects of metal-microbe interactions, most speciflcally using micro-organisms that live in extremely acidic environments (acidophiles). He has isolated and characterized many new species of bacteria, some of which are being used in novel bio-processing systems for extracting metals from ores (biomining) and also for recovering metals from waste streams.


Dominic Roberts, Mineco Ltd, UK

Topic of his presentation: The Future of European Mining

Dominic Roberts has been working in the Balkan’s natural resource sector for 10 years. As Operations Director of Mineco he has responsibility for the deployment of new projects, opening the Olovo lead mine in 2017 and the optimisation of the group’s three operating base metal mines in Serbia and Bosnia. After a geology degree Dominic joined the British Army, deploying on operations across the globe including tours in both Bosnia and Kosovo.