Professor Huang is leading cutting-edge research in the frontiers of ecological engineering of ferrous and base metal mine tailings (e.g., magnetite tailings, bauxite residues (or red mud), Cu/Pb-Zn tailings) into functional technosols and hardpan-based soil systems for sustainable tailings rehabilitation, with major focuses on: geo-microbial ecology, mineral bioweathering, geo-rhizosphere biology, technosol-plant relations in mined environments. Professor Longbin Huang is currently the Group Leader of Ecological Engineering of Mine Wastes (soil-plant systems), within Environment Centres (CMLR), Sustainable minerals institute (SMI), in University of Queensland. Prof Huang graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy (Double major: Soil Science & Plant Physiology), PhD in Plant Environmental Physiology, with more than 25 years of experience in soil-plant relations and tailings rehabilitation. Prof Huang has been leading more than 15 million dollars of research projects funded by Australian government and leading multinational mining companies (such as Glencore, Rio Tinto) and has published widely his work in mainstream international journals across multiple disciplines.
University of Queensland