Dr. Juan María Menéndez Aguado


Juan María Menéndez Aguado

Personal Data

Surname, name: Menéndez Aguado, Juan María
Researcher ID: D-9773-2013
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6216-6984

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Current position:

Professor at Universidad de Oviedo - Mining and Minerals Engineering


C/ Independencia, 13 33004 – Oviedo – Asturias
Tel.: +34 985 104301 | Fax: +34 985 104245


C/ Gonzalo Gutiérrez Quirós, s/n 33600 – Mieres – Asturias
Tel.: +34 985 45 8033 Fax: +34 985 458182


Academic and Scientific


PROJECTS (Research, Technology Transfer and Academic):

More than 120 projects financed by private and public institutions.


Supervision of 20 PhD Thesis, in different universities and research centers


7 different awards to projects, thesis and papers in different universities


More than 70 scientific publications, (45 in indexed reviews).

Coello Velázquez, A.L., Menéndez Aguado, J.M., Laborde Brown, R., Grindability of lateritic nickel ores in Cuba, Powder Technology v. 182, pp 113-115, 2008

C. Sierra, J.M. Menéndez-Aguado, E. Afif, M. Carrero, J.R. Gallego, Feasibility study on the use of soil washing to remediate the As-Hg contamination at an ancient mining and metallurgy area, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 196, pp 93-100, 2011

Sarquís, P., J.M. Menéndez-Aguado, M. Mahamud, B. R. Dzioba, Tannins: the organic depressants alternative in selective flotation of sulfides, Journal of Cleaner Production 84, 723-726, 2014

E. Peña-Carpio, J.M. Menéndez-Aguado, Environmental study of gold mining tailings in the Ponce Enriquez mining area (Ecuador), DYNA-Colombia 83 (195), pp. 237-245, 2016

Pesantes, A.A., Carpio, E.P., Vitvar, T., López, M.M.M., Menéndez-Aguado, J.M., A multi-index analysis approach to heavy metal pollution assessment in river sediments in the Ponce Enríquez Area, Ecuador, Water 11 (3), 590, 2019


  • Visiting Professor in 9 Universities of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Perú and Venezuela.
  • Member of the Organizing Comitee and Scientific Comitee of 8 International congresses.
  • Member of the Asociación Iberoamericana de Enseñanza Superior de la Minería (AIESMIN) since 2003.
  • Member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME/AIME), since 2004.
  • Member of the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) since 2007 to 2012.
  • Member of the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP) since 2013.
  • Member of various expert pannels to evaluate research projects under FP5, FP6, FP7 and H2020 programs.
  • Reviewer of scientific papers in Powder Technology (Elsevier), Journal of Material Science (Springer), Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier), Particulate Science and Technology (Elsevier), Wear (Elsevier), Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review (Taylor&Francis), Minerals and Metallurgical Processing (SME), Metals (MDPI), Minerals Metals (MDPI), International Journal of Mineral Processing (Elsevier), Minerals Engineering (Elsevier).


Imaginando la Minería del Futuro (external link)

Mineral Raw Materials Processing Labs at Escuela Politécnica de Mieres (Universidad de Oviedo)


Raw Materials Comminution Lab

  • Crushing
  • Grinding
  • Sampling
  • Grindability tests
  • Screening and classification
  • PSD measurement
  • Micronization

Raw Materials Processing Lab

  • Gravity and multigravity separation
  • Magnetic separation (dry and wet)
  • High tension separation
  • Froth flotation

Mineral Raw Materials Processing Research Group
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