Dr. Mark Cooksey is a highly experienced engineer with more than 25 years’ experience commercialising new technologies in the metallurgical industry, with a particular emphasis on aluminium.
Mark has direct experience in aluminium smelting, commencing his career as an engineer at Comalco (now Rio Tinto Alcan) where he assisted the aluminium smelter operations at Gladstone, QLD.
Dr Cooksey also has substantial knowledge of the commercialisation process for new technologies, serving a number of roles, including Senior Principal Research Leader, at the CSIRO for approximately 16 years. He has led the technical and commercial development of a number of new process technologies in the minerals and metals industries and this commercialisation activity included the development of novel technologies for both bauxite and rare earth element processing.
Mark holds a PhD (Chemicals & Materials Engineering) from the University of Auckland and a Bachelor of Engineering (Materials – First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Information Technology and Applied Mathematics) from the University of Western Australia.