Raul Mollehuara Canales

Raul Mollehuara Canales

PhD Candidate


Geo-environmental researcher with a focus on sustainable management of mine water, mine waste and mine closure.

Raul holds degrees in MSc in Water Resources Management–Hydrogeology, and Chemical Engineering. 

His PhD research at Oulu Mining School through the I4Future programme is in the area of geophysics, geochemistry, and hydrogeology with application to mining wastes, e.g. tailings storage facilities for enabling characterisation and performance modelling.

Research interests

  • hydrogeology for mining
  • near-surface geophysics
  • environmental geochemistry

Professional experience

Raul’s professional experience includes projects and operations in the mining industry associated with mineral process plants, mine water treatment, mine waste management, mine land rehabilitation, and mine closure.


Research groups

  • http://www.oulu.fi/i4future/