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 Chemical Engineering and MSc in Water Resources Management & Hydrogeology.

He is in the I4Future programme and conducting research at Oulu Mining School in geophysics, hydrogeology and geochemistry with application to mining wastes (e.g. tailings storage facilities) for 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/