Dr. Glen Corder

Position: Past CSRM Staff
Location: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
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Glen is a Principal Research Fellow at CSRM and has over 25 years’ experience in the resources industries.  Since joining CSRM in 2004, his research interests have been in the area of responsible resource use and processing. 

Glen is currently leading a program of work on barriers and enablers for recycling systems in the Wealth from Waste Cluster, a 3-year (2013-2016) research collaboration that aims to identify economically viable options for the recycling of metals from end-of-life products and industrial waste in Australia. He has also led research projects in the area of industrial ecology that have focussed on practically orientated approaches for realising regional synergies (waste and by-product exchanges) between industrial operations and the development of toolkits for providing systematic methodologies for identifying synergy opportunities and associated technologies for organisations within an industrial area.

Glen was also the lead researcher of a multi-year project involving several research institutions and industry partners that resulted in the development of SUSOP®, a holistic, systematic and rigorous set of processes for incorporating sustainable development principles into the design and operation of industrial processing plants.  SUSOP® is now being commercialised through JKTech Pty Ltd, the technology transfer company for the SMI.  In April 2011, Glen commenced a part time position with SUSOP Pty Ltd as Development Manager and a continuing part time position with CSRM. SUSOP® was the winner of the Institution of Chemical Engineers International Sustainable Technology Award in 2012.

Prior to joining CSRM, Glen worked for 13 years as a mineral processing consultant at JKTech (, the commercial division of the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (  His main activities included designing and optimising crushing and grinding circuits, designing and implementing advanced process control systems, conducting plant and process control audits, and developing and presenting training courses.  Between 1988 and commencing with JKTech in 1991, Glen was worked as a consultant for a UKbased advanced process control consultancy company in the oil and petrochemical industries, KBC Process Automation (now known as Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions). 

Glen is a chemical engineer and was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering degree (Chemical – First Class Honours) in 1982 and his Master of Engineering Science degree in 1985, both from the University of Queensland.  In 1988, he completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (Chartered Environmentalist), a Member of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (Chartered Professional), a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (Chemical) and currently the Technical Policy Director on the Institution of Chemical Engineers Australia Board.

CSRM Projects

NextMine Rare Earths and Industrial Ecology Project, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland, 2013 - 2014

Recycling systems: barriers and enablers for industrial ecology in Australia, Wealth from Waste Cluster. 2013 – 2016.

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