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Dr Scott McMaster

Lecturer in Chemistry

Institute of Fundamental Sciences

Professional

Prizes and Awards

  • Dr. Megan Clark Excellence Award - best postgraduate research student in the field of Australian minerals and resource science and technology - CSIRO Australia (2014)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Hydrometallurgy, Industrial chemistry, Solution speciation, Dissolution kinetics, Mineralogy, Electrochemistry, Materials synthesis and characterisation, Radionuclide immobilisation, Reactions occurring at the solid-liquid interface.

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Analytical Chemistry (030100): Chemical Science (030000):
Earth Sciences (040000): Geochemistry (040200):
Inorganic Chemistry (030200): Inorganic Chemistry not elsewhere classified (030299):
Inorganic Geochemistry (040202):
Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural (030600): Solid State Chemistry (030206)

Research Outputs

Journal

Faris, N., Ram, R., Tardio, J., Bhargava, S., McMaster, S., & Pownceby, MI. (2017). Application of ferrous pyrometallurgy to the beneficiation of rare earth bearing iron ores – A review. Minerals Engineering. 110, 20-30
[Journal article]Authored by: McMaster, S.
McMaster, SA., Ram, R., Faris, N., Pownceby, MI., Tardio, J., & Bhargava, SK. (2017). Uranium leaching from synthetic betafite: [(Ca,U)<inf>2</inf>(Ti,Nb,Ta)<inf>2</inf>O<inf>7</inf>]. International Journal of Mineral Processing. 160, 58-67
[Journal article]Authored by: McMaster, S.
Faris, N., Ram, R., Chen, M., Tardio, J., Pownceby, MI., Jones, LA., . . . Bhargava, S. (2017). The effect of thermal pre-treatment on the dissolution of chalcopyrite (CuFeS<inf>2</inf>) in sulfuric acid media. Hydrometallurgy. 169, 68-78
[Journal article]Authored by: McMaster, S.
McMaster, SA., Ram, R., Pownceby, MI., Tardio, J., & Bhargava, S. (2015). Characterisation and leaching studies on the uranium mineral betafite [(U,Ca)&lt;inf&gt;2&lt;/inf&gt;(Nb,Ti,Ta)&lt;inf&gt;2&lt;/inf&gt;O&lt;inf&gt;7&lt;/inf&gt;]. Minerals Engineering. 81, 58-70
[Journal article]Authored by: McMaster, S.
Charalambous, FA., Ram, R., McMaster, S., Pownceby, MI., Tardio, J., & Bhargava, SK. (2014). Leaching behaviour of natural and heat-treated brannerite-containing uranium ores in sulphate solutions with iron(III). Minerals Engineering. 57, 25-35
[Journal article]Authored by: McMaster, S.
Ram, R., Charalambous, FA., McMaster, S., Pownceby, MI., Tardio, J., & Bhargava, SK. (2014). The effect of [Fe]<inf>TOT</inf> on the dissolution of synthetic Pb-doped UO<inf>2</inf> and Th-doped UO<inf>2</inf>. Minerals Engineering. 58, 26-38
[Journal article]Authored by: McMaster, S.
McMaster, SA., Ram, R., Charalambous, F., Pownceby, MI., Tardio, J., & Bhargava, SK. (2014). Synthesis and characterisation of the uranium pyrochlore betafite [(Ca, U)2(Ti, Nb, Ta)2O7]. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 280, 478-486
[Journal article]Authored by: McMaster, S.
Ram, R., Charalambous, FA., McMaster, S., Pownceby, MI., Tardio, J., & Bhargava, SK. (2013). Chemical and micro-structural characterisation studies on natural uraninite and associated gangue minerals. Minerals Engineering. 45, 159-169
[Journal article]Authored by: McMaster, S.
Ram, R., Charalambous, F., McMaster, S., Tardio, J., & Bhargava, S. (2013). An investigation on the effects of several anions on the dissolution of synthetic uraninite (UO<inf>2</inf>). Hydrometallurgy. 136, 93-104
[Journal article]Authored by: McMaster, S.
Ram, R., Charalambous, FA., McMaster, S., Pownceby, MI., Tardio, J., & Bhargava, SK. (2013). An investigation on the dissolution of natural uraninite ores. Minerals Engineering. 50-51, 83-92
[Journal article]Authored by: McMaster, S.
Charalambous, FA., Ram, R., McMaster, S., Tardio, J., & Bhargava, SK. (2013). An investigation on the dissolution of synthetic brannerite (UTi 2O6). Hydrometallurgy. 139, 1-8
[Journal article]Authored by: McMaster, S.

Conference

McMaster, SA., Ram, R., Tardio, J., & Bhargava, SK.(2015). Dissolution and post leach characterisation of synthetic betafite – a uranium pyrochlore mineral. . Melbourne, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: McMaster, S.
McMaster, SA., Ram, R., Tardio, J., & Bhargava, SK.(2014). Studies of the uranium pyrochlore mineral betafite: [(Ca,U)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O7]. . Vienna, Austria
[Conference Paper]Authored by: McMaster, S.
McMaster, SA., Ram, R., Charalambous, FA., Tardio, J., & Bhargava, S.(2013). Characterisation Studies on Natural and Heat Treated Betafite. . Brisbane, Queensland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: McMaster, S.
McMaster, SA., Ram, R., Charalambous, FA., Tardio, J., & Bhargava, SK.(2012). Characterisation and dissolution studies on the uranium mineral betafite. . Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: McMaster, S.
McMaster, SA., Charalambous, FA., Ram, R., Tardio, J., & Bhargava, SK.(2012). An investigation on the dissolution of the uranium mineral brannerite. . Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: McMaster, S.

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