Sul Mulroy

Sul Mulroy

Freelance Writer

Sul completed an Integrated Masters degree in Earth Sciences (MEarthSci) at the University of Manchester specializing in Geochemistry. A keen interest in Economic Geology and Ore Mineralogy led him to return to Manchester to complete a Ph.D. in Environmental Geochemistry and Geomicrobiology, studying cobalt, nickel and manganese mineralogy and biogeochemistry in lateritic deposits. He has taught undergraduates Geochemistry, Mineral Deposits, Ore Mineralogy and Microscopy, mentored Ph.D. and MSc students and performed experiments at the UK Synchrotron at Harwell.

His most recent research has included biosynthesis of magnetic nanomaterials used in industrial waste remediation and metal recovery.

Articles from Sul

Mining Asteroids for Metal Powders and Alloys

Semiconducting Ore Minerals

The Vehicles that Would be Used for Mining in Space

What are Quantum Minerals?

The Importance of Rheology in Mining Processes

Cleaning Up Mine Waste Using Nanoparticles

Transforming Water from Mines to Make it Drinkable

Automated Mining: The Costs & Benefits

How Are Minerals Identified Using Optical Microscopy?

Applications of Scanning Electron Microscopy in Mining