Dr Nawshad Haque is a Senior Scientist at CSIRO Australia. Dr Haque led multiple projects investigating mineral resources and processing of critical minerals and rare earth metals with a number of PhD projects completion and publications. Currently leads projects on the critical minerals for renewable energy applications. He co-ordinates undergraduate courses on mineral processing (Monash University Australia), sustainability and life cycle assessment (Swinburne University Australia), and is an Adjunct with RMIT University for collaboration with Bangladesh BCSIR. He offers lectures and workshops over a decade and co-supervised 10 PhD students to completion on environmental aspects of mining and metallurgy. Currently he co-supervises four PhD students. He has been a guest lecturer at multiple universities. Dr Haque manages several high level inter-governmental scientific collaborations and is the Leader for the MoU signing between large multiple research organisations, government science agencies, ministries and universities.
Dr Haque has been awarded a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Sydney in 2002. Dr Haque is an elected Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Australian Institute of Energy, and The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) UK, and was a Director of the Board of the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society for 10 years.
His current research focus now as Leader of multiple projects to develop techno-economic and environmental modelling tools using LCA for potentially a future multibillion dollars hydrogen energy systems in Australia. Dr Haque has extensively studied LCA of a variety of metals, including rare earth, aluminium, magnesium, ferroalloy, gold and nickel to identify opportunities for energy, CO2 emission, water use and waste reduction for products.