Dr Bellson Awatey

Research Fellow

Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre
Sustainable Minerals Institute


Bellson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in minerals engineering from the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Ghana and a PhD in minerals and materials engineering from the Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia. His PhD research topic was “Fluidised-bed flotation of coarse sulphide minerals: factors influencing value recovery” within the AMIRA P260F series.

After completing his PhD in 2015, Bellson returned to UMaT as a lecturer in the minerals engineering department for two years and then joined UniSA’s Future Industries Institute as a research associate before picking up a process engineering role at SIMEC Mining (previously Arrium Mining) in Whyalla, South Australia. He joined the Separation Group at the JKMRC in 2020 as a Newcrest funded research fellow.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Australia
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Science in Mineral Engineering


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  • Doctor Philosophy

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor