The Parker Centre generates research outputs that maximise returns from hydrometallurgical processing of mineral resources and reduce environmental impacts of hydrometallurgical processes. Hydrometallurgical processes utilise aqueous solutions to extract metals and metallic compounds such as alumina, gold, nickel, copper and zinc from minerals.


Important Note - Wind-up and Closure of Parker Centre

The Parker Cooperative Research Centre for Integrated Hydrometallurgy Solutions completed its term on 30 June 2012 and then entered a wind-up phase.

Parker Centre ceased operations on 31 October 2012 and Curtin University was appointed as the Centre Agent.

For matters relating to the Parker CRC period please contact:

Joe Valenti | Manager, Finance and Resources | Office of Research and Development
Curtin University | GPO Box U1987 |Perth WA 6845

Tel | +61 8 9266 7469
Fax | +61 8 9266 3048
Email |
Web |

The website will remain accessible to the public until at least the two years to October 2014 and will be under the control of Curtin University, which will be the Centre Agent administering to any remaining Parker CRC matters.  The website has been updated to reflect the status of the Centre. 



Future Research


Curtin University, Murdoch University and CSIRO are currently exploring options to continue the Parker Centre for Hydrometallurgy.  It is likely that a new version of this website will then be created to cater for the new Centre.


Curtin University, Murdoch University and CSIRO continue the fundamental research activities of the Centre.


Key contact details are listed below:


Curtin University

Professor Jacques Eksteen

Chair, Extractive Metallurgy

Dep Minerals Eng & Extractive Metallurgy

Western Australian School of Mines

Bentley Campus


Phone: +61 8 9266 4419

Phone: +61 8 9358 4912




Murdoch University

Professor Parisa A. Bahri

School of Engineering and Information Technology

Murdoch University

South St, Murdoch

Western Australia 6150


Phone: +61 8 9360 7227





Dr Dave Robinson

Theme Leader: Advanced Processing Technologies, Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship

CSIRO Process Science and Engineering

7 Conlon Street,


Western Australia 6152


Phone: +61 8 9334 8000
















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