Exploration and Geology

Erik Ronald – Challenges of Finding, Evaluating, and Reporting Mineral Resources of Lithium Brine Deposits, Srk Consulting Inc, United States
Blandine Gourcerol – Assessment of lithium geological potential in Europe, BRGM/LEO, France

Investment, Risk and Economics

Caron Sugars – Expecting the unexpected: how lithium producers can set themselves up for success through effective risk management, KPMG, Australia

Lithium Applications (present and future)

Pradeep Jayaweera – Li-ion and Li/S Combined Fabrication of Low Cost Energy Storage Devices using Ilmenite, University Of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Metallurgy and Processing

Katherine Tattersall – Processing lepidolite into lithium chemicals – current technology and Desert Lion Energy’s Namibian project development, Hatch, Australia

Chris Griffith – Development of SiLeach® Technology for the Extraction of Lithium from Silicate Minerals, ANSTO Minerals, Australia

Pedro G. Toledo – “Molecular dynamics simulations of sodium oleate adsorption on (110) spodumene surfaces in saltwater for a range of pH values: Adsorption bridges and their lifetimes” Metallurgy and Processing, University of Concepcion, Chile

Laurence Dyer – Natural Grade by Size Deportment in a Hard Rock Lithium Ore, Curtin University, Australia

Chris Griffith – Development of Direct Extraction Technology (DXP Technology) for the Salar Del Rincon Lithium Project, ANSTO Minerals, Australia

Kevin Wong – Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Lithium Processing and Batteries, Murdoch University, Australia

Aleksandar Nikoloski – Application of microwave energy in the heat treatment of spodumene, Murdoch University, Australia

Aleksandar Nikoloski – “Investigations into a novel process for lithium chemicals production;
pH adjustment and solution purification”, Murdoch University, Australia

James Mulwanda – Extraction of Lithium and Other Valuable Elements from Lepidolite, NA

Mineralogy, Hard Rocks vs Brines vs Other

Arif Abdullah – High Temperature Calorimetric Assessment of α-Spodumene (α-LiAlSi2O6): Phase Transition, Thermodynamics and Total Energy Requirements, Murdoch University, Australia

Ignacio Ezama – Challenges of disposing lithium spent brine as part of direct extraction processes, SRK Consulting, Australia

Mark Aylmore – Assessment of lithium pegmatite ore bodies to determine their amenability to processing for the extraction of lithium, Curtin University, Australia

Erich Königsberger – Current Status of Thermodynamic Modelling Capabilities for Lithium Salts in Brines, Murdoch University, Australia

Recycling and Safety

Jei Pil Harman – A study on the recovery of lithium from end-of-life cathodic materials of lithium ion battery, Pukyong National University, South Korea


Omesh Bharatiya – Lithium extraction from ores by roasting and leaching, Australia

Dave Marsh – Maximising utilization of the Separation Rapids Petalite/Lepidolite Ore Body, Ontario Canada, Avalon Advanced Materials, Canada

Len Kolff – West African Craton – New Lithium Frontier: Re-Discovery of Spodumene Rich Pegmatites in Ghana, IronRidge Resources Ltd, Australia

Damian Connelly – A Metallurgical Checklist for Bank Finance Due Diligence of Hard Rock Lithium Projects, Midas Engineering Group, Australia

Grant Harman – Producing Battery Grade Lithium Chemicals from Complex Leach Liquors, Lithium Consultants Australasia, Australia

John Watts – Lithium Exploration in Guyana, South America, Greenpower Energy Limited, Australia

Peter Adamini – Infinity Lithium Corporation – Competing with the Spodumeme Project Developers, Independent Metallurgical Operations Pty Ltd, Australia

Andrew Somers – Direct in field measurement of Lithium using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, SciAps

Mohammednoor Altarawneh – Thermodynamic Stability of Spodumene’s Surfaces and their Interaction with CO2(g), Murdoch University, Australia

Dave Rawlings – Lithium-rich pegmatites of the Bynoe Field, Northern Territory, Core Exploration Ltd, Australia

Hans Oskierski – In-situ XRD observations of spodumene calcination, Murdoch University, Australia

Frank Despinois – New promising lithium resources: Hydrocarbon-brines in mantle coupled domains – results from a worldwide screening, Total S.a. France

Bjorn Nielsen – Benefits of Using Sensor-Based Ore Sorting to Pre-Concentrate Lithium Ores, Outotec Pty Ltd, Australia

Manickam Minakshi – Re-visiting electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD): A weird, but wonderful cathode material for lithium battery applications, Murdoch University, Australia

Anthony Sacca – Applications of sensor based sorting on lithium ores, TOMRA Sorting Pty Ltd, Australia

Peter Spitalny – Exploring for, and assessing, potential of lithium-enriched pegmatites, Hanree Holdings Pty Ltd, Australia

Andrea McGlynn – The Sonora Lithium Project – Not getting stuck in the mud, Ausenco, Australia

Glenn Hefter – Heat Capacities and Densities of Lithium Salt Solutions to 300 oC, Murdoch University