Pál M. Sipos is professor of chemistry in Hungary at the University of Szeged where he founded and leads the Materials and Solution Structure Research Group (MASOST). He has been involved with research for the alumina industry since 1993, starting with the CSIRO in Western Australia where he investigated the solution chemistry of Bayer liquors. He has supervised and co-supervised 22 completed PhD degrees and currently supervises 4 PhD students. He has authored and co-authored more than 200 research papers.
Professor Haynes works in the areas of soil and environmental science at the University of Queensland. His research interests are in remediation of waste waters and soils contaminated with heavy metals, revegetation of waste spoils/mined land, and the use and recycling of industrial, agricultural and municipal wastes and minimising their effects on the environment. He has extensive experience having worked as both an applied research scientist and as a university professor in New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. He has published several hundred research papers and spoken at many international conferences. For the last seven years he has worked with EGA on making bauxite residue into a manufactured soil product for bulk use in landscaping and sports fields.