Jeff obtained his PhD in metallurgical engineering from the University of Queensland in 2013. He continued his research in extractive metallurgy after that as a postdoctoral research fellow, then research fellow for over 5 years.
He has been involved with and managed over 10 research/consulting projects, funded primarily by industry. In all of these projects, he has taken a leading role in providing analytical technique support, especially microscopy and microanalysis, to the research team. During this period, he has accumulated extensive experience in quantitative microanalysis using electron microprobe and laser ablation ICP-MS and applied these techniques in analysing both natural and synthetic materials.
In 2018, he joined the Centre for Advanced Microscopy as a Microprobe Engineer.
- Development of novel techniques for quantitative analysis of particles at submicron size using EPMA
- Development of standard reference materials for microbeam analysis
- Characterisation of metallurgical materials
Vaughan, J., Riggio J., Chen, J., Peng, H., Harris, H., van der Ent, A., Characterisation and hydrometallurgical processing of nickel from tropical agromined bio-ore, Hydrometallurgy, v169, 2017, pp346-355.
J. Chen, T. Hidayat, D. Shishin, G. O’Connell, F. Letarte, P. Hayes, E. Jak, Experimental And Modelling Research Of Slag Properties In Nickel Laterite Smelting, Conference of Metallurgists, COM2017, Aug 2017, Vancouver Canada.
J. Chen, P.C. Hayes, E. Jak, C. Allen, T. Azekenov, L. Ushkov, Quantitative Determination Of Trace/Ultra Trace Elements Concentration In Slag And Matte Generated In Copper Smelting Using Microanalysis Techniques, Copper 2016, Nov 2016, Kobe Japan.
J. Chen, C. Allen, P. C. Hayes, E. Jak, Experimental Study of Slag/Matte/Metal/Tridymite Four Phase Equilibria and Minor Elements Distribution in “Cu-Fe-Si-S-O” System by Quantitative Microanalysis Techniques, Advances in Molten Slags, Fluxes, and Salts: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Molten Slags, Fluxes and Salts, Molten 16, May 2016, Seattle, USA.
P. C. Hayes, J. Chen, E. Jak, Phase Equilibria Study of the CaO-“Fe2O3”-SiO2 System in Air to Support Iron Sintering Process Optimisation, Advances in Molten Slags, Fluxes, and Salts: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Molten Slags, Fluxes and Salts, Molten 16, May 2016, Seattle. USA.
V. Prostakova, J. Chen, E. Jak, S. A. Decterov, Experimental investigation and thermodynamic modeling of the (NiO + CaO + SiO2), (NiO + CaO + MgO) and (NiO + CaO + MgO + SiO2) systems, The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, v86, 2015, pp130-142.
T. Simmonds, P. Hayes, J. Chen, E. Jak, Phase Transformations and Microstructure Changes in Iron Oxide CLC Based Carriers, 40th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal & Fuel Systems, May 2015, Clearwater, Florida, USA.
E. Radke, J. Chen, P. C. Hayes, Reduction of Mn-Fe Oxides in CO/CO2 Gas Atmospheres Relevant to Chemical-Looping Combustion Applications, 40th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal & Fuel Systems, May 2015, Clearwater, Florida, USA.
V. Prostakova, J. Chen, E. Jak, S. A. Decterov, Experimental study and thermodynamic modeling of the MgO-NiO-SiO2 system, Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, v62, 2013, 43-55.
V. Prostakova, J. Chen, E. Jak, S. A. Decterov, Experimental study and thermodynamic optimization of the CaO–NiO, MgO–NiO and NiO–SiO2 systems, The International Research Journal for Calculation of Phase Diagrams, v37, 2012, pp1-10.