Horst Hejny

Dr. Hejny studied chemical and process engineering in Dortmund, Germany.

Since May 2004, he works as independent consultant in the field of mining and tunnel safety with main emphasis on project development and management. One crucial point in all project initiatives was and is the contribution to and impact on mineral raw materials policy assessment and development of the related project results.
From 2002 until 2005 he coordinated the European Thematic Network NESMI (Network on European Sustainable Minerals Industries), which was the nucleus of the European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP SMR). For the ETP SMR, he was the main responsible (together with many other members of the Platform) for the first Strategic Research Agenda and for several revisions of this document. He also wrote the first ETP SMR Implementation Plan.

Dr. Hejny also acts on contract basis for MIRO, the Mineral Industry Research Organisation in the UK. As proposal development manager Dr. Hejny is deeply involved in the work of the ETP SMR also on behalf of MIRO and in the development of (big) European collaborative projects.

In the I²Mine project (Innovative Technologies and Concepts for the Intelligent Deep Mine of the Future), the biggest EU-funded mining project since decades and thus a European Flagship project, he is the project manager.

Dr. Hejny published many technically based articles but also gave many policy related presentations at e.g. EU TAIEX workshops. he will be engaged in the work of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials in 2 Operational Groups.

Further to that, Dr. Hejny also contributes to the work of EU TAIEX workshops, the ERANET Network on the Industrial Handling of Raw Materials for European Industries.