Public Lecture: CSIRO Sensei™ in-situ monitoring system – from laboratory to field trials

26 September 2019

Public Lecture: CSIRO Sensei™ in-situ monitoring system – from laboratory to field trials
Remote operations, such as mining sites, require new technologies to overcome challenges with current monitoring systems, encouraging the development of low-maintenance options for monitoring mineral processes and environmental pollution in-situ. CSIRO is developing a robust and cost-effective solid-state sensor and analytics platform, termed SenseiTM, which includes solid-state electrodes and system electronics embedded directly into the measurement unit. The first large-scale application of the system will be in environmental groundwater monitoring of an in-situ recovery operation, where continuous monitoring of the groundwater enables quick corrective actions to be taken in the event of possible contamination from a leaching solution.

Speaker: Dr Mikko Vepsäläinen, CSIRO Mineral Resources, Clayton, Victoria
Dr Mikko Vepsäläinen completed his M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry in 2005 and Ph.D. in Environmental Technology in 2012. He has worked in industry as an R&D Manager and Research Scientist in governmental organisations for more than 13 years. He is currently a Senior Research Scientist in CSIRO with his main research focus on solid-state electrochemical sensors.

Date: Friday, 4th October 2019
Time: 11am - 12pm
Location: G05 Science & Engineering Building (E8), UNSW Sydney