Dr Xiaodong Ma

Xiaodong Ma


Senior Research Fellow


Sustainable Minerals Institute

Areas of research & interest:

  • Circular economy
  • Critical minerals & resources
  • Emissions reduction
  • Hydrogen


  • Emissions reduction & sequestration
  • Hydrogen & fuels
  • Technology solutions

Research Institution:


Dr Xiaodong Ma obtained his Bachelor's Degree in 2006 and a Master Degree in 2009 from Dalian University of Technology, China, then graduated with a PhD in 2012 from The University of Tokyo, Japan, supported by the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship. Dr Ma is now the acting group leader of the High-Temperature Processing (HTP) group and leading the HTP Program at JKMRC, SMI of UQ. He is an expert in the experimental and modelling research on thermodynamics and kinetics of high-temperature materials processing for ferrous, non-ferrous and advanced materials. He has extensive hands-on experiences in fundamental study and applied research including solar cell silicon purification, ironmaking, steel secondary refining, copper smelting, metal extraction from low-grade complexed ores, and waste treatment, etc. His research activities also extend to the development of high-strength and high-end specials steels by sophisticated control of second phase particles.