Dr Juliana Segura-Salazar
Research Fellow, Sustainable Minerals Institute, UQ

Dr Juliana Segura-Salazar is eager to develop holistic approaches toward a more sustainable supply of primary and secondary raw materials. Juliana holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the School of Chemical Engineering at Universidad del Valle (Colombia). She moved to Brazil in 2011 to follow a challenging — yet rewarding — path involving postgraduate studies and part-time involvement as a Research Assistant at the Laboratório de Tecnologia Mineral. Juliana obtained both a Master of Science and a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). During the last stage of her PhD, Juliana moved to London to work for approximately two years as a Research Assistant at the Advanced Mineral Processing Research Group (AMPRG), as part of the Horizon 2020 IMPaCT project. Since 2021, Juliana has worked as an independent consultant for the critical review of Life Cycle Assessment studies in the extractive sector. Juliana joined the Sustainable Minerals Institute in 2022. Her multidisciplinary work in the Development Minerals Program and the Advanced Process Prediction and Control Group (APPCo) within the JKMRC aims at addressing the global sustainability challenges related to sand supply and mine waste minimisation through innovation (i.e. ore-sands).