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John Farrow

Dr John Farrow is the site manager for CSIRO’s Australian Minerals Research Centre at Waterford, Western Australia. He is also a senior manager within the CSIRO Mineral Resources Flagship “Processing Australian Ore” Program. Before joining CSIRO in 1984, Dr Farrow was a post-doctoral fellow, researching the mechanism of the iron oxidation stage used in the Becher Process (invented by a forerunner of ChemCentre) for the production of synthetic rutile. Since joining CSIRO, his main research interests have been in the areas of surface chemistry and solid-liquid separation especially flocculation, thickener technology and tailings disposal, with a strong industry focus. He studied at The University of Western Australia, completing a Bachelor of Science (Hons I) with a double chemistry major in 1977 followed by a PhD in physical chemistry in 1983. Dr Farrow and the CSIRO Improving Thickener Technology team were awarded the CSIRO Medal for Outstanding Research Achievements in 1999, the CSIRO Business Excellence Medal in 2004, and the CRC Association Technology Transfer Award in 2007. In 2002, Dr Farrow was also the joint winner of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy's Mineral Industry Operating Award for ‘services to the minerals industry, through revolutionising the development and implementation of new thickener technology for mineral processing’.
Bio last updated 07 Jun 2017

Positions - Current

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Site Manager, Australian Minerals Research Centre (from 2005)
CSIRO
CSIRO
1984

Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Non-Executive Director
ChemCentre
ChemCentre
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Roles

1984
Site Manager, Australian Minerals Research Centre (from 2005)
Year started and most recent title

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