Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Doctoral Training Centre (DTC)

New research projects and opportunities for industry collaboration were showcased in Muswellbrook on Wednesday 6th June at an event hosted by the University of Newcastle’s Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). Dr Tim Donohue, manager of TUNRA Bulk Solids, had the opportunity to speak about TBS’s involvement as an industry partner of the Advanced METS Doctoral Training Centre.

Led by Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, from the Centre for Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies (CBSPT), the DTC is focused on supporting the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector by fostering collaborative PhD projects. The DTC is aimed at delivering innovative and transformational technologies and developing skilled innovators of the future and to enhance the success of the sector by building a collaborative research platform with academia.

By harnessing existing capacity and research excellence established through the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), the DTC will contribute to the development and production of new ideas, technologies and products that will support the METS sector into the future.

In his address, Dr Tim Donohue explained why TUNRA Bulk Solids is highly supportive of this initiative as it represents a step forward towards engagement between industry and academia, which has always been TBS’s core value since its inception with Emeritus Professor Alan W Roberts, in 1975.

TUNRA Bulk Solids works closely with CBSPT in forming a highly effective research translation mechanism by which the University of Newcastle leverages research excellence and capability into high impact industry engagement.