Comparative Statistics and Experimental Design Brisbane
24 Nov 2014
The course is intended for metallurgists, chemists and other mine site professionals. Technical staff and students concerned with the planning and analysis of laboratory experiments, assay data and plant trials in industry or for research will find the course a valuable and relevant addition to their skills. Some knowledge of elementary statistics is useful but not essential. Much more important is a sense of enquiry and a real desire to run better, more decisive and more cost-effective experiments and to analyse data correctly. A sense of humour always helps. The 3-day course in Comparative Statistics and Experimental Design for Mineral Engineers covers the statistical principles and methods needed to conduct and analyse effective laboratory experiments and plant trials. A comprehensive 133-page manual is provided for use in the course and for later reference. Participants use the Excel statistical toolbox to analyse a large number of examples of the methods discussed in the course. Participants are encouraged to bring along case studies and problems for discussion. Specifi c case studies can be submitted for the workshop if suffi cient notice is given (at least one month). Participants should bring a laptop
PC with Excel installed, including the Analysis ToolPak Add-In.
+ The Course Leader
Professor Tim Napier-Munn has been making sense of mineral processing data for 40 years. He has extensive experience in mineral industry statistics and experimental design, both as a practitioner and as a teacher. He has been giving statistics courses for over 30 years to practicing engineers and to undergraduate and postgraduate students on five continents. He also consults to mining companies and vendors in the design and analysis of plant trials, and has published a number of papers on the topic.
Tim Napier-Munn is a mineral engineer with bachelors and PhD degrees from Imperial College, London, and a Masters degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He worked for De Beers in South Africa for many years, latterly as Manager of the Diamond Research Laboratory Mines Division. He lectured at Imperial College in London, and in 1985 joined the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre at the University of Queensland, from where he retired as Director of JKMRC and Managing Director of JKTech Pty Ltd in 2004. He now works part-time for the JKMRC and consults through JKTech. He is a Fellow of the ustralasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.