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    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: | Mob: 86-13574892751 | Tel:86-0731-88876697

    Degree:Doctoral degree


    Academic Titles:Professor

    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

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  • Profile


    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 36 and 4000+ citations. He also held 30+ 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. 

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  • Education Background

    [1]  2009.9- 2013.7
    中南大学 | 矿物加工工程 | PhD Graduate | Doctoral degree | 留校任教
    [2]  2007.9- 2009.7
    中南大学 | 矿物加工工程 | Post graduate diploma | 无 | 提前攻读博士学位
    [3]  2003.9- 2007.6
    中南大学 | 矿物加工工程 | University graduated | Bachelor's degree | 保送读研
  • Work Experience

    [1]  2019.9- Now
    中南大学 | 资源加工与生物工程学院 | 教授 | 教授
    [2]  2019.1- Now
    中南大学 | 资源加工与生物工程学院 | 副院长 | 分管学位与研究生教育、博士后、学术交流、国际合作等
    [3]  2014.2- 2017.2
    中南大学 | 化学化工学院 | 博士后 | 博士后 | 合作导师:钟宏教授
    [4]  2017.10- Now
    中南大学 | 矿物工程系 | 博士生导师 | 博士生导师
    [5]  2016.9- 2019.9
    中南大学 | 矿物工程系 | 副教授 | 副教授
    [6]  2015.1- 2019.1
    中南大学 | 矿物工程系 | 系副主任 | 分管本科教学、国际交流与合作
    [7]  2013.9- 2016.9
    中南大学 | 矿物工程系 | 讲师 | 讲师
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