Maria Sinche Gonzalez

Maria Sinche Gonzalez

Docent, PhD

Senior University Lecturer in Mineral Processing
Mineral Processing


Maria has experience in the field of Mineral Processing Engineering. She possesses an in-depth knowledge of design and optimization of flotation circuits as well as geometallurgy and experience with modeling and simulation software for Mineral Processing and Flow Sheet Development. Maria has completed her PhD in Flotation and Surface Chemistry. She has carried out extensive flotation and comminution circuit surveys working in operation as well as pilot plant campaigns and metallurgical laboratories in Peru, Australia and internationally. She has been involved in projects and technical studies related to most key Mining Commodities - copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, gold.

Research interests

  • Flotation of Sulphides
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Metallurgical accounting
  • Geometallurgy
  • Recovery of critical minerals and tailing treatmen
  • Mining-process Water


477415S Process Modeling in Metallurgy and Mineral Processing

493608S Development of beneficiation processes

493605S Ore Beneficiation Technologies

Demonstration lectures: Material balance, comminution and classification in Principles of Mineral Processing

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Scientific merits

Thesis supervisions

Effect of waste rock dilution and Mg silicates on flotation of Spodumene
  • Master Thesis, Antti Tahua

Development of Comminution Technology for small drill core samples
  • Master Thesis, Hannu Heiskari

Surface analytical studies of copper and iron weathering
  • Margarita Ferraz

The Validation of Predictive Geometallurgical Models for Concentrator Plant Process Design 
  • Master Thesis: Tomi Käyhkö