• Institution:
    Universidad de Antofagasta - Chile


Professor Luis Cisternas has a PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Professor Cisternas’s research combines the development of systematic methods and tools and experimental works for solving problems in the mining industries, which can be classified in terms of the following topics: modelling and optimization; design and analysis; water resources; critical material; and circular economy.

He is a member of the editorial board of the journals Minerals, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, and International Journal of Mining Science and Technology.He has published widely in literature, both in journals and books.By January 2020, eighteen MSc-students and twelve PhD-student had submitted and successfully defended their theses under the supervision of Professor Cisternas.