The Melbourne Mining Integrator (MMI) works with explorers, miners
and mining equipment, technology and service providers to tackle on the
sector’s most challenging problems.
The University of Melbourne has a long and proud history of working with mining companies and technology suppliers into the mining industry. We also maintain deep research links with other institutes in Australia and globally.
We can provide end-to-end solutions working with our partners, from shaping technological problems, analysing those solutions through simulation, through to testing prototypes in our facilities and in the field.
In MMI we are uniquely positioned to provide an integrated view of the mining value chain, and also harness the unique capabilities across Australia’s most successful universities.
Our research collaborations deliver innovative solutions with transformative outcomes for industry, communities and the environment.
Next-generation digital mining
Analysing the large volumes of data being produced in modern mines can identify opportunities to optimise mine operations and maximise value.
Agile logistics and mine planning
New mining techniques and mine designs are being developed to incorporate real-time responsiveness to unfolding environmental conditions to optimise operations along mining and processing supply chains.
Upgrades to existing mineral processing units and the introduction of new technologies can improve extraction rates and reduce waste impacts.
- Associate Professor Adrian Pearce
Director, Melbourne Mining Integrator
- Dr Christopher Goodes
Enterprise Professor, Melbourne Mining Integrator
Research Team Leaders
- Dr Ben Rubinstein
Program leader, Next-generation digital mining
- Dr Michelle Blom
Program leader, Agile logistics and mine planning
- Dr Kathryn Mumford
Program leader, Process productivity