Pyrometallurgy Innovation Centre (PYROSEARCH)

The Pyrometallurgy Innovation Centre (PYROSEARCH) provides research services, consulting, testwork and analysis to the worldwide minerals industry in the areas of:

  • non-ferrous and ferrous metal smelting and refining;
  • recycling; and
  • coal utilisation.

Our research programs are primarily funded by industrial companies and government grants, and we have an international reputation for the quality of research outcomes and innovation in research techniques.


Through the School of Chemical Engineering, the Centre offers undergraduate courses and postgraduate research opportunities at Masters, PhD and postdoctoral levels. We also offer professional education on the principles of thermodynamics, phase equilibria and pyrometallurgy, as well as introductory to advanced courses in FactSage© computer software.