Supervisor of Doctorate Candidates
Supervisor of Master's Candidates
Date of Employment:2013-09-11
School/Department:Minerals Processing and Bioengineering
Administrative Position:Vice Dean
Education Level:PhD Graduate
Business Address:School of Minerals Processing and Bioengineering Central South University | Changsha | Hunan | China
Contact Information:Email: email@example.com | Mob: 86-13574892751 | Tel:86-0731-88876697
Other Post:中国国际矿物加工青年学者论坛发起人、主席。Minerals Engineering期刊（JCR一区）编委、Minerals（JCR二区）等3个SCI期刊副主编。
Alma Mater:Central South University
Discipline:Mining Industrial Engineering
Prof Zhiyong Gao received his Ph.D degree in Minerals Processing Engineering from Central South University (CSU), China in 2013, and has been a professor and vice dean in the School of Minerals Processing and Bioengineering at CSU since 2019. His research interests embrace mineral crystal chemistry, flotation reagent design, and grinding media technology. The surface broken bond density (Db) index proposed by Zhiyong Gao has been widely accepted as a rapid way to study mineral surfaces and to assess their surface reactivity. This Db index has interestingly also been more widely recognized and applied in such different areas as material science, crystal growth, geochemistry, mineralogy, etc. Zhiyong’s research activities have also included extensive use of AFM and DFT on molecular recognition for the development of a series of novel collectors and reagent mixtures for improving the separation selectivity when treating different minerals. Zhiyong has developed a method to regulate the crystal surface exposure and hence particle reactivity of different minerals by optimizing the grinding media parameters. Based on these fundamental studies, various new reagent schemes and grind technologies have been developed and utilized to optimize the currently used separation process and address key environmental and energy-related challenges in mineral processing.
He has published 50+ papers with a H-index of 31 and 3000+ citations. He also held 25 authorized patents. He has received numerous awards and honors including the MEI Young Person's Award, the China-Australia Young Scientist Exchange Award, the World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University, and the Young Elite Scientists Award by China Association for Science and Technology. Zhiyong has contributed significantly to the scientific community by serving, for example, on the editorial boards of several journals (including Physicochemical Problems of Mineral Processing since 2016, Minerals since 2017, Minerals Engineering since 2021) and committee memberships. In 2017, Zhiyong initiated and chaired the 1st China International Conference of Young Scholars in Mineral Processing which is now a well-known annual event in mineral processing community. He has been invited to give plenary/keynote/invited presentations and chair sessions in International Mineral Processing Congress, International Flotation Conferences, International Mineral Processing and Recycling Conference, SME, TMS, etc. He and his international collaborators also established the China-Australia / China-South Africa Joint Research Centre for Mineral Flotation Chemistry.