Mohan Yellishetty

Assoc Professor

  • 23 College Walk, 60

    3800 Clayton


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Mohan Yellishetty, an Associate Professor at Monash University's Department of Civil Engineering, boasts extensive research and academic expertise spanning nearly three decades across esteemed institutions such as Monash University, CSIRO, Yale University, and IIT Bombay.

Recognized as a leading authority in Sustainable Mineral Resources and Global Thought Leader, A/Prof Yellishetty's research interests encompass diverse areas including Critical Minerals, Mine Rehabilitation and Closure, and Mine Tailings and Waste within the framework of the Resources Trinity. His significant contributions extend to the application of sustainability frameworks and tools in the mining industry, industrial ecology, life cycle thinking, substance flow, and material flow analysis, alongside the assessment of critical and strategic mineral supply chains. Notably, his research group's pioneering work includes the development of the world's first agent-based dynamic criticality model and the establishment of an Australian-first geospatial database encompassing all known active and inactive hard rock mine sites nationwide.

A/Prof Yellishetty co-founded the Critical Minerals Consortium at Monash University; Founded the Australia-India Critical Minerals Research Hub; and Convenor at Critical Minerals National Industry Group, Australia-India Chamber of Commerce.

A/Prof Yellishetty's efforts have contributed significantly to fostering robust relationships and knowledge exchange through the facilitation of numerous bilateral and multilateral workshops and symposiums within the Indo-Pacific region (i.e. Australia-IndiaAustralia-JapanAustralia-Korea; and Australia-India-Japan-Korea-UK).

A/Prof Yellishetty's research has garnered significant public, media and policy attention, with coverage in reputable platforms such as The Conversation (1, 2, and 3), Australian Geography, illumine, Quarry Magazine (1 and 2), Australian Resource and Investment and Australian Mining. Furthermore, my insights have been sought by major media channels including Al Jazeera English, ABC News (1 and 2), The Grand Challengers Podcast Episode #17,  What Happens Next? (Episode 72 and 73), LENS (1 and 2)  and ABC Radio, while my op-eds have been featured in various publications, showcasing my global thought leadership.

A/Prof Yellishetty's research has positively influenced both public policy and industrial practice. His major disciplinary public service contributions include:

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

External positions

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

2018 → …

 Honorary Research Fellow, China University of Mining and Technology


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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