Charlotte Gibson

Assistant Professor in Intelligent Mining Systems/Associate Head

Walter F. Light Scholar

(613) 533-6673, Goodwin 325C

Integration of mining and processing systems, machine learning applications in mineral processing and metallurgy, process development for minerals used in energy storage applications, oxide mineral flotation

Charlotte Gibson

Prior to joining Queen’s as an Assistant Professor in 2020, Charlotte held various roles in the mining industry across Canada, the United States, and Australia. She has worked in mine operations, mineral processing flowsheet development, mineral processing technology development, and data analytics for a number of companies including SGS, Barrick Gold, and Vale.  She now leads the Critical Minerals Processing Lab in The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining, where her research group develops processes to concentrate critical minerals from primary and secondary resources.


Ph.D. Mineral Processing, Queen’s University, 2016

B.E.D.S. Architecture, Dalhousie University, 2012

B.A.Sc. Mining Engineering, Queen’s University, 2009



APSC 151: Earth Systems Engineering

MINE 201: Introduction to Mining and Mineral Processing

MINE 331/335: Methods of Mineral Separation

The concentration of critical minerals; oxide mineral flotation with a focus on spodumene, lepidolite, pyrochlore, scheelite, and rare earth oxides mineral systems; machine learning applications in mineral processing; and the re-processing and re-purposing of mine tailings.

Publications for Dr. Gibson available on Google Scholar.