Professor Bernd G. Lottermoser

Professor Lottermoser holds a Chair in Sustainable Resource Extraction and is Director of the Institute of Mineral Resources Engineering (MRE) at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania, Australia. From 1981 to 1986, he undertook his studies of geology at the Universities of Kiel and Karlsruhe in Germany, and at the University of New England and University of Newcastle, Australia. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 1990.
In his varied career, Professor Lottermoser has worked in the mining industry and also for Australian, German and British universities on mining projects in Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas. His research focuses on the tools and methods used to sustainably attain mineral raw resources.
Professor Lottermoser has written more than 200 publications and reports as well as three textbooks. His textbook on mine wastes is used widely around the world, including for legal cases presented in the Supreme Court of the United States. His work has been recognized by a German Humboldt Research Fellowship, an Erasmus Mundus Fellowship of the European Union, an Endeavour Executive Award and the Michael Daly Award for Excellence in Science Communication by the Australian Government.