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Kota Hanumantha Rao is a Professor of Minerals Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. He is also the Adjunct Professor at the School of Minerals Processing and Bio-engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China. Prior to NTNU, he worked at the Division of Mineral Processing of Luleå University of Technology (LTU) in Luleå, Sweden, from 1985 to 2014 and since 2003 as a Professor of Mineral Processing. He has authored more than 175 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed high impact journals and international conference proceedings.

Dr. Rao is the recipient of the Arthur F. Taggart Award for the year 2000 from the SME/AIME, USA and the Distinguished Foreign Scientist Award in 2009 from the CSIR, New Delhi, India. He is also deputed to the European Commission, Directorate General-Research, Brussels, Belgium, as Swedish National Expert and worked in the Unit of Industrial Technologies during 2001-2004.

Dr. Rao’s major research activity is in the area of Applied Surface Science relevent to Mineral Processing Technology < http://www.ntnu.edu/employees/hanumantha.rao.kota >. His research interests include surface and pulp chemistry of flotation; flotation of sulphide, industrial, silicate and iron minerals; molecular modelling; minerals bioprocessing and coal preparation.