Maria Holuszko


Dr. Maria Holuszko received her PhD from the University of British Columbia Department Of Mining Engineering in 2006 in the area of Coal and Mineral Processing and she is a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia since 1993. Her PhD project built on her experience working with the Alberta Research Council in Coal Department and the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines where she worked with the Economic Geology Section focusing on Coal Quality. Upon completion of her PhD, Dr. Holuszko moved to the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre at the University of Queensland, Australia where she has gained familiarity with many sophisticated mineral characterization techniques.

She has been an Adjunct Professor at the Keevil Institute from 2011-2013, and as of January 1, 2014 presently is employed as a full-time Assistant Professor teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Process Mineralogy, Advanced Coal Preparation, Mineralogy for Mining Engineers and Mining and Environment. Dr. Maria Holuszko is also actively participating in the current coal carbonization research by taking part in the Canadian Coal Carbonization Research Association group activities by providing advice through the seminars and private consultation to the coal industry. She has been involved in research with members of CERC (Clean Energy Centre-UBC) on developing fuels that combine biomass with coal fines. She has been working on a part time basis with Teck Resources as a consulting engineer providing coal processing expertise in a number of coal related research projects at Teck Coal processing plants.

Dr. Maria Holuszko has over 20 years of experience in coal research focusing on flotation, agglomeration, pelletization and fine coal particles’ characterization methods. She has over 30 publications, many of them published in the proceedings of international conferences and refereed journals such as Fuel Processing Technology, Liquid Fuels Technology, International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, Minerals Engineering Journal, International Journal of Environmental Issues in Minerals and Energy Industry, Physicochemical Problems of Mineral Processing; B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Geological Fieldwork. Recently she wrote a chapter on Coal processing and use for power generation in Future Energy: Improved, Sustainable and Clean Options for Our Planet.  2nd edition by Trevor M. Letcher published in November 2013 by Elsevier.

In a summary, Dr. Maria Holuszko’s expertise extends from coal characterization through to coal processing and finally to coal utilization technologies.

Dr. Maria Holuszko

Dr. Maria Holuszko

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