Mohan Yellishetty

Assoc Professor

  • 23 College Walk, 60

    3800 Clayton


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Personal profile


Dr Yellishetty possesses two decades of promising research and altruistic academic career in Australia, USA and India which enabled me to develop a broad skills base in all aspects of the mining cycle. He has been involved with mining education for nearly two decades and conducted a fair amount of research in this discipline. His research and academic work experience at Monash University and CSIRO, Australia, Yale University, USA and IIT Bombay, India have provided him with the opportunity to undertake high quality research work and to contribute significantly to mining engineering discipline and publish widely in reputed high impact journals. 

His teaching philosophy combines a solid theoretical background backed by real-world examples, through integration of field-based, project-based and hands-on learning experiences for his students. He pioneered the use of a variety of pedagogical practices, such developing industry-centric curriculum and industry-based learning to achieve effective teaching-learning outcomes that not only contributed to the strong student engagement, but have prepared the students for employment within the Australian and the global mining industry.

His teaching and research (both discipline specific and pedagogical) are mutually informing, complementary and inseparable. He strongly believe that excellence in teaching involves constantly re-evaluating what and how he am teaching, and continually striving for the most creative and effective methods to maximize student learning and student success.

He has been recognized as one of the leading experts in the area of ‘sustainable mineral resources’. His discipline research focuses around the following areas: 

  • Mine rehabilitation and closure 
  • Sustainability frameworks/tools and their application mining industry 

Industrial ecology, life cycle thinking, substance flow and material flow analysis 

  • Resources and environmental geotechnical engineering
  • Critical and strategic mineral supply chains and assessment
  • Work Integrated Learning Pedagogy

External positions

Member, o International Advisory Board & Governing Council , Amity University

2018 → …

 Honorary Research Fellow, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing


Research area keywords

  • Mining engineering
  • Mine rehabilitation
  • Critical Minerals
  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Mine closure
  • Mine waste management
  • Tailings management

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Projects 2012 2020

Research Output 2008 2020

Toward dynamic evaluations of materials criticality: a systems framework applied to platinum

Yuan, Y., Yellishetty, M., Mudd, G. M., Muñoz, M. A., Northey, S. A. & Werner, T. T., Jan 2020, In : Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 152, 13 p., 104532.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Coal mining in Australia: understanding stakeholder knowledge of mining and mine rehabilitation

Svobodova, K., Yellishetty, M. & Vojar, J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Energy Policy. 126, p. 421-430 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Sustainable water management and improved corporate reporting in mining

Northey, S. A., Mudd, G. M., Werner, T. T., Haque, N. & Yellishetty, M., 1 Jun 2019, In : Water Resources and Industry. 21, 20 p., 100104.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Toward a dynamic evaluation of mineral criticality: introducing the framework of criticality systems

Yuan, Y., Yellishetty, M., Muñoz, M. A. & Northey, S. A., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Industrial Ecology. 23, 5, p. 1264-1277 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2014 2017

  • 1 External research organisation, centre or institute
  • 1 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries
  • 1 ​Hosting an academic or industry visitor

Niranjan K. Singh

Mohan Yellishetty (Host)
5 Sep 2017

Activity: Hosting a visitor types​Hosting an academic or industry visitor

Inquiry into the rehabilitation of mining and resources projects as it relates to Commonwealth responsibilities

Mohan Yellishetty (Fellow), Stephen Alan Northey (Contributor), Alec Miller (Contributor)
24 Aug 201718 Oct 2017

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Research Associate

Mohan Yellishetty (Visitor)
30 Oct 20142 Mar 2015

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research organisation, centre or institute